Monday, December 28, 2009


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Show and Tell #7

What a busy morning!  It's hard to know where to begin.
Sara has started a new log cabin.  She really enjoys doing this pattern.  This one will be for her son in New York.  It's really going to be beautiful.

Renee B has been working on this scrappy Broken Dishes for some time now.  It's not her fault.  I haven't been available to help her with this first time project.  She will be hanging this as a curtain in her craft studio and it will be just adorable when completed.  I'm so happy that she hasn't given up.

Esther has completed her appliqué and brought in 2 new quilt tops that are ready to be sandwiched.  She needed help in figuring out how much batting to buy in centimeters.  This is not my area of expertise, so I sent her over to Sara and they quickly figured it out.  Too much thinking for me.

Renee S brought in a finished baby quilt and the first square for her new Dresden Plate quilt. This is her first time piecing and then appliquéing.  She bought the scrappy petals on the internet, so there is a huge assortment of fabrics and colors.  The black background will really enhance the pattern.

Naomi worked more on her Ohio Star variation.  She has added appliqué on the corners.  What a terrifc job for a beginner.  Also, she made the most adorable blue booties for us to see.  There is a 1/2 shekel next to it so you can get an idea of the size. This would be a great size for a new born.  By the way, even though the 1/2 shekel looks big it's only worth about 13 cents.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Show and Tell #6

Esther is making a new appliqué.  Several of the ladies are now starting to think
"Maybe it's not so hard after all!"
We then discussed several methods of how to appliqué.

Shifra has a new grandson and just finished this new baby quilt in time.  It's her first time working with fleece and she tied it around the edges.  It came out adorable.

I have a very nice young woman that lives in my apartment building.  Her name is Naomi.  She has been curious about all the women going in and out of my apartment.  She has quite a talented background in sewing.  Naomi is originally from Russia and speaks English and Hebrew as well.  She asked me to teach her quilting.  So, now she is one of us.  Naomi brought along a blanket her grandmother made.

Naomi saw a small Ohio Star pillow that I had.  She copied it with little instruction from me.  She is a natural born quilter!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cardboard furniture

Renee S's daughter Bryna makes cardboard furniture.  I never heard of this before and was I surprised when I saw her work.  It is really amazing.  Below is a doll house in process.  On the side bar you can see her link.

Happy Apple Pie

Once a month our quilting gals get together with our non quilting friends for a Pot Luck.  This time Elisheva baked this special pie.  It was worth every calorie.

Friday, December 18, 2009

What is Black and White and Red All Over?

If you guessed an embarrassed zebra, you're wrong!  It's my latest quilt for my new grandson.  He is only 1 month old but I think he likes it already.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Show and Tell #5

Today's quilting group was extra special because it was the 3rd day of Chanukah.  Notice the donuts on the table!  We were so busy that there was little time to eat.  In Israel it's more common to see donuts that potato latkes during this time.  Both are fried in oil and both are fattening.

Esther finished 2 appliques and can't wait to start the next.

I didn't have time to catch a picture of everyone with their projects but I did catch one of Shoshana.  She is making her first string quilt.  These are some of the squares that she has started.

Renee S is making a counted x-stitch bib again.  She makes them for everyone's new baby
or grandchild.  Notice the Hebrew letter Bet.  Whenever possible she puts in the name.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Show and Tell #4

We had a very busy time at the old Quilting Corner this past week.
Susan brought her hand quilting along again, which she enjoys.

Shifra brought a new knitting project because she is expecting a new grandchild.  Also, we all joined in to help Shifra sandwich her first quilt.  Everyone grabbed a safety pin and we were finished in no time.

Bryna brought along her sampler.  Last year 3 of us made a sampler that was mostly hand pieced and hand appliqued   All have been hand quilted.  We did the same patterns but each of us used very different fabrics.

Chanukah 5770

New Fabric

Budrutz in Talpiot, Jerusalem has just received their new fabrics from America. It was like shopping in a candy store but not as fattening. I bought only a few of the many that I wanted. When you are in the area, you should stop by. They also now carry rulers, rotary cutters and cutting boards.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The World Quilt Show

Sara made a trip to Florida to a quilt show.  Here is the "official" program book and the items she purchased including the most important of all, the fabric (we love fabric).  Sara had some interesting things to show us and made us wish we had joined her at the show.  Maybe next time.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Show and Tell #3

We are back in business and today had our weekly get-together. Here are some of the beautiful items that we worked on.

We have been asked by a local fundraising organization to help make items for an upcoming production.  They put on an original play annually for fundraising.  They do a wonderful job and we are anxious to assist.

After the charity work we got down to the real fun.

Rina started this quilt a few weeks ago but it was missing something.  She added a rust colored fabric and that was what was needed.  Her back came up short so she came up with this idea of adding strips.  What a great job.  Now it's ready for quilting.

Shifra brought in her mothers handkerchiefs a few weeks ago for an idea for a quilt.  We all came up with this arrangement and Shifra is very happy with this top.  It's her first quilt ever and she did a beautiful job.  Now we have to think of the best way to quilt it. 

Renee Smith is making a series of paper dolls for her grandchildren.  They will be boy and girl pillows when finished.  All the clothing will be attached with velcro and every pillow will be different.  We are anxious to see the finished pillows and so will the children.

Renee Smith also made two matching quilts with matching pillows.  The back is a fleece blanket that makes these sooooooo cuddly.

Susan made the long trip in again from Neve Yaakov in Jerusalem.  It's not easy for her to get here but she makes the effort each week.  We are the recipients of her expertise and we thank her.  She is hand quilting this quilt and the back is a real treasure.  It's from a very old quilt that she pieced together for the backing.  Hooray for recycling.

Susan also brought along a darling little bag that she made for her grandchild.  It's really the packaging for the gifts that will be inside.  She may be adding ric rac to this.  This will be a fun project in the future for all of us to make.  We are looking forward to making them.  Susan sent me this message on making the bag.
"Here is the link to the pattern for the little bag. It whips up very quickly. I found the hardest part was just deciding which fabrics to use".

When some of these projects are completed, I hope to show them finished.  Also, some quilts were not shown today.  We are all so busy.  What a fun day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Welcome to Renee's Home

Today I visited Renee Berman's home.  Renee is a great-grandmother but somehow has the time to do so many different creative things.  I just started snapping pictures so you can see that quilters do more than just quilt.
She has made many sculptures in ceramics and metals.  She has a green thumb as you can see by the entry into her home and she just started this knitting project. Renee also created our Quilting Corner logo which you see at the top right side of our blog.
Enjoy the pictures!