I finally finished a fabric collage of a cat that I started almost a year ago. I had learned the technique from Phyllis Cullen at a class she taught, given by the Israel Quilter’s Association. I had finished the actual collage in her class, but I didn’t get around to quilting it until a couple of weeks ago. I’m so glad I did! I love the way it came out.Continue reading “Art Quilting: Fabric Collage”
After finishing “First Steps,” I thought that I would take some time to explain the process of making these types of Art Quilts. I’m starting a new project now. Here’s how to get started.Continue reading “Art Quilting: Modifying and Printing Your Image”
How exciting! I just finished an art quilt that I’ve been working on for about a year. To be fair, I haven’t been working on it exclusively. I’ve been giving it a few hours a month, but the months are over, and I have this piece of art to hang in my home. It felt so good to sew the final stitches.Continue reading “First Steps”
Once a year the Israel Quilt Association has an exhibition. This year the theme was “Celebrating the Traditional Quilt.” The idea was to incorporate old fashion methods and to come up with something new.
I thought about what I wanted to do for the show, and I thought what is more traditional than hand piecing? My great Aunt Marion hand pieced all her quilts. She was pretty hardcore.Continue reading ““Free Motion” (AKA “The Dancer”)”
I’m really bad about keeping in touch. My brother is really good at it. Thank goodness for that. If not, I probably would have missed our family reunion a couple of weeks ago.
The reunion was scheduled to coincide with the 100th yahrtzeit of Yechiel Gordon. It was pretty amazing. 200 relatives (most of whom I met for the first time) showed up for it. I tried to think of what I could do to contribute to the event. I decided to make a family tree wall hanging for people to sign.Continue reading “Gordon Family Reunion”
A while back, the Israel Quilt Association asked for quilters to join in a quilt show up north, in the Galilee, at Tal Gallery in Kfar HaVradim. The show started a bit before Passover and will be running through the end of July. I made the trip up north to look at the quilts in the show.Continue reading “Tal Gallery – Secrets in Fabrics and Threads Exhibit”
On the first Friday of every month, I get together with quilting friends. I don’t know of any quilting friends close by so the lovely women of Modiin have allowed me to join their group. We meet at a different house every month and show off what we are working on and talk quilting. What could be more fun than that?