Tuesday, December 30, 2014


This past year we (Zvia Carol and I) have become the new chairpersons for our quilting group "The Accent Quilters" in Herzlia Israel, and have taken on the project started by our previous chairladies who, during their time collected many UFO's and Orphan blocks from us all. During Succoth (September) we invited the 8 Girls who are "At Risk" from their home to come and join us and help us to make them a personal quilt for themselves. At first they were very skeptical, and had no clue as to what we were trying to do. We had a couple of meeting were they chose some of the blocks that appealed to them, and we started the process of putting them all together. This was a great challenge for us too, as we have not really done such piecing before. but we all learned a great deal during this process. We invited the girls to come to the studio and see "Sadie" and to chose their own quilting design. below are the quilts we made, and some of the girls receiving their quilts.
They were overcome with delight and could not really show how they felt, this is a first for them that someone else has done something special just for them. We all had a very "Feel Good" experience.
and felt we had achieved something special for Special Girls.

Friday, August 1, 2014

A new Quilt for me
Operation Embrace quilts - on their way

I have just completed a new quilt for myself and will put it on my bed for the rest of the summer after Tuesday Nights show and tell at our group quilt meeting.

This is from a tutorial by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company, she recently posted this great tutorial using layer cakes, one plain (I used up some yardage that I cut into 10inch squares) and one from a designer (I used this one called Summer Breeze, cant remember who designed it at the moment)  I also used a Jelly Roll from the same fabric line for the borders, I made fan blocks for the corners and cut curvy edges, something I have not done in a long time.
These blocks started out being an hour glass basic blocks, then re cut and shuffled to create these beautiful blocks. Check out her site for the full tutorial for more information. I quilted it with a charming all over design from Anne Bright on my longarm machine.

Also recently completed, a quilt from the same source but these started out being pinwheel blocks before being re cut and shuffled into these Churn Dash blocks, alternating the color to make light and dark alternating blocks, these were made from my reproduction collection, and I added this charming striped fabric in the center and used the same fabric in the outer border, just a different part of the stripe. 
These quilts are all just so "Darling" (As Jenny always says) It has been quilted with a combination of designs from Anne Bright and One Song.

Operation Embrace update
We have just completed 100 quilts for Operation Embrace and have sent some of them on their way. This weekend some will be given out to about 30 families that are being hosted by Operation Embrace, unfortunately we will not be there but I look forward to seeing some pictures of this event soon and will post them here for all to see. I did not manage to take pictures of all the quilts before they were packed up in boxes of 10's but hopefully Operation Embrace will take picture of them being received.
A very big thank you to the quilters from the first Baptist Church in Boerne Texas for sending us so many tops with backs and my friends on the international Jewish Quilters list who send me fabrics and quilt tops, we would not have managed to reach our goal without you.

 Carol, my partner and friend, you have, as always excelled yourself in the beautiful work you do for the backings and completion of these quilts, you so lovingly give of your time to assisting me on these charity quilt projects, as always it is greatly appreciated.
Have a good and safe weekend to all,

Thats all for now folks
till next time
Take care

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Quilts on the Bed


I have decided to put all my quilts that have been folded up and stored one on top of the other, or under the bed box, here and there into one place in our guest suite upstairs on the bed Amish style, while doing this I took a picture and a close up of each quilt. they are in various sizes from wall hangings to large quilts. I will stall be adding to this album but at least they are now all photographed together in one album so I can get to them easily. these are only my personal ones that I have kept. and are available for sale or for future gift giving. enjoy the show.