Friday, July 30, 2010

IQA-Israel Quilters' Association Log Cabin Class

The ladies showed up bright and early for our quilting class.
They gave us a very large classroom with a terrific view of Jerusalem.

Navah Liberman, our instructor, displayed her double sided Log Cabin Quilts which was the subject of the class being taught.  You can reach her at
This is my little block from the class.  I enjoyed this technique and hope to make some things with this.  I can see using this reversible technique for placemats, table runners as well as quilts.

IQA-Israel Quilters' Association Retreat

Once a year in the summer, the IQA has a 3 day retreat and this year it was in Jerusalem which was close to home for me.  The first day was for shopping and we saw some other very interesting things, besides quilting.

First was a display from Paverpol
It's a textile hardener that works with a range of natural fabrics

These two ladies were doing fantastic beading which I'd love to have time for, but I don't.

Then I met Anna Sheffer with her 2 quilts on display and her arrangement of quilting accessories.
Her address is Hazorim 11, Givat Elah, Israel

Nurit and husband, of Pissott, once again had a wonderful display of fabric that I just couldn't resist. You can reach them at
These are my goodies. 
And these are the happy shoppers.

Afterwards, we went to the Malka Mall for lunch. What a lovely day out with the ladies.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Naomi's Jean Cushions

Naomi finished her jean cushions for her kids.  The children can sit on them and throw them around.  They are very light to carry and the kids love them.  What a cute way to recycle jeans.

Last Get-together for July

In Israel you will find most people taking their vacation in August.  So even though we will continue to get together on Mondays, our group will be smaller and we won't be having any lectures for a few weeks.  We had a brunch pot luck to celebrate our learning and, of course, did a little sewing while we listened to Rochel teach us.

Bonnie Hunters New Quilt Book

Just arrived!!
Bonnie Hunters new Leaders and Enders book.  It looks terrific.  I can't wait to do some of her quilts and use her suggestions.

Friday, July 23, 2010


I'm on a quest to get organized.  It isn't easy. I found this cute little container that is perfect for all those little things like thimbles, needles and rotary cutter blades.  It now sits perfectly on my 5 drawer shelving unit that holds fat quarters and small pieces of fabric. Since I keep things in my sewing room for the ladies in our group I have to put things where I can find them quickly.

Our giveaway will be coming to an end August 1st.  You can check it out on our June 30th post.  If you've had trouble becoming a follower go to the sidebar on the right and click FOLLOW.

Thrift Shop Table Cloth

 I found another bargain at our local thrift shop.  I don't know how anyone can give away a hand x-stitched tablecloth.  They say, what is someone's trash is someone's treasure.  Well, this week this is my treasure.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Antique Sewing Machine

Our mission to make quilts should never be curtailed by something as mundane a power failure.   My hubby inherited a beautiful Singer treadle sewing machine from his grandmother when she passed away in 1967.  We believe it to have been about 60 years old then making it over a 100 years old, today.  It still works.  It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the modern day sewing machine, but to the avid quilter (me) it gives peace of mind should there be a power failure.
Notice the 100 year old dust at the bottom.  OK, I need to clean it up a little.  By the way, we haven't had a power failure in years since they put in the new power station in Betar Illit.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Doll House

This is my darling doll house that my hubby made me back in the 1980's when we lived in Alabama.  Since we moved to Israel and since quilting became so important to me, I haven't had much time for it.  As you can see it needs repair.  The grandchildren do enjoy playing with it.  I hope to do some home improvements over the next few weeks.  I did make a doll house quilt many years ago and I'm thinking of making another.

Don't forget about the giveaway!  Scan down to June 30th for the information.

Parking Sign

Don't you just love it?  I do.  Finally respect for quilters.  I saw this on Applique Today and it gave me a very big smile.  I also believe that we need special parking privileges.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jeans, Jeans & More Jeans

This week I've been doing some JEANETIC engineering! I've been cutting up jean/denim clothing to be used in up coming quilts.  I do like to recycle.  I've cut up pants, skirts, jackets that no one wants. Some are cut into different size squares and there are lots of just odd shapes because I don't want to waste anything.  When they ladies want to make their quilts for family or for charity the fabric is organized and ready.  It's a big job, but somebody has to do it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July Get-together

Shifra has completed her Baby Propellers Quilt which she found on
With no help from anyone, she just went ahead and did it. For someone that has been quilting for less than a year, this is fantastic.  Even though she said there were mistakes, I couldn't find any.
This is a view of her machine quilting.
And here is her label.  I've never seen a label on an angle like this, and I really like it.  A clever idea.

Sara made a sample of the Disappearing Nine Patch. She enjoyed doing it, so now I think she'll make a quilt using this pattern.  We have a tutorial from the Internet that gives easy instructions.

Sara brought some new fabric called Objects of Desire. She already put the jelly rolls together and had it ready for cutting. The colors were lovely. This is going to be a wonderful quilt.
Sara has the first of two twin size tops together. We wanted to sandwich it, but the backing was the wrong size so this next step will have to wait. 

Be sure to check the July 7Th Post for information on our Giveaway!