“Free Motion” (AKA “The Dancer”)

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.

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Ori Ansbacher Memorial Quilt

There are times in your life that you get to be part of something that is much larger than yourself. I was privileged to be part of this amazing project.

Unfortunately, like a lot of things, it starts with tragedy. Ori Ansbacher was brutally murdered in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem about 7 months ago. Instead of letting Ori become just another victim, Bat Sheva Sadan decided to take the pain that she felt and do something positive with it.

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