Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Here is a link to an article recently written in the El Paso Times news featuring my friend Susy Rothschild who came to visit her family here in Israel. She came to visit me too, during which time I introduced her to the Quilts for Benji project, which in turn inspired her. She then went home and introduced the project to her local quilt friends. They were all happy to participate in making a quilt top for us.
Which in turn caught the eye of a family friend also from El Paso, who was inspired to continue this thread and write an article for the Times of Israel news.

I hope these two articles will help us too, in that we are in need of some financial assistance to help cover some of our expenses.
For our friends who have already donated, thank you, we could not have done this without you.

please visit their website  go to their "Foundation" page, there is a note on the left side with information to make a donation.

Come back and visit soon, more picture to come as we continue to complete the quilts, the "done" piles are growing.

Many thanks to everyone,
Till next time,
Take care

Sunday, April 8, 2012


 At our local quilt shop Pissott, run by Erez and Nurit Kapara, I recently had the opportunity to talk about the Quilts for Benji project and show and tell some of the completed quilts and even some not yet completed quilt tops. I also showed and spoke about the longarm quilting service we provide and used some of our own quilts to show different styles of quilting. I was assisted by my friend and quilting partner Carol who has put a lot of time and effort into helping us with backing and binding and quilting many of the quilts. here are some pictures from the talk. ENJOY.
Many of the quilt ideas were taken from various sources from the internet from sites like: Moda Bake shop, All people Quilt, Various fabric houses like Hoffmans, Benartex, Michael Miller, offer wonderful  free patterns. so for more information and other wonderful ideas, browse these sites.

Our flagship quilt the first design we made

a variation made by Carol

Carols expertise, the backings, 

Another of our early designs, we love this one as we get two for the price of one.

Designs taken from the book "Happy Hour"

A quilt made for us using the cover quilt from the book Happy hour

Backings for the quilts donated to us from Pissott 

Man of my ideas come from the internet and reworked to suit our needs

another great idea quilt works well for us.

Made three of these, a little more complicated than most of the design, this is a Michael miller design.

Bento box kept in their own squares looks really good too.

A quilt from Adele Rubin sent to us from the USA.

A quilt by me using just 10inch squares

Another quilt by me using a stack of pre-cuts from Australia.

This wastaken from the internet too called Watermelon Shuffle, originally a baby quilt, reworked for a twin sized quilt .

Talking about soft edge applique and free motion quilting

Carols Round Robin showing off various quilting styles.

we even have a mention in a new book about Jewish fibre Art, in an chapter written by Shelly Black, what a surprise to flip though it and see my name pop out at me. (more details about the book to come).
Some of the guests who attended the talk took pictures too, so keep a look out on Pissott's page and here for more about the day.
More to come after another marathon day here tomorrow whenwe will be cutting, cutting and cutting some more to make more kits, we are into our last 20 quilts (yes there will be a few extras :).
So, till next time,
Take care,