Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our Class Trip

We had a class trip this week for our get-together.  It is traditional in the last month of the Hebrew calendar, right before Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, to repent and ask for forgiveness for our sins of the past year.  This provides hope for the coming year to be one of peace and goodness for everyone.  We traditionally pray at some of the many holy spots in Israel.  Probably, the most favorite place for prayer in the world is the Cave of the Machpela in Hevron, where Abraham and Sara, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah, and Adam and Eve are buried.  Praying to G-d at the holy burial places of our righteous ancestors adds great significance to our prayers.
Our group traveled to three lesser known burial places.  We went to three of the sons of our father Jacob.  These were righteous men whose names where later to become three of the 12 tribes of the Israelites.  
Our first stop was at the burial place of Judah.

Next we travelled to the burial place of Benjamin.

Finally, we visited the burial place of Dan.

The trip was very inspiring and will, hopefully, bring a very happy and healthy year for our group and the entire world.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This weeks Get-Together

Esther surprised us this week with another show and tell.  She finished a top called Four On The Floor.  Several of the ladies have made this pattern.  It goes together quickly and makes a very welcomed gift.

Renee B was working on her baby quilt and it will be finished soon.

Susan was hand quilting her latest quilt.  By the way, Susan has a new name for her blog.  It's now called Scrap Happy.  You might like to take another look at this fun blog.

Renee S brought in all her new Batiks to show.  She was looking for suggestions on a pattern for them.  We all had great ideas but no decision was made. The fabrics are so beautiful we all agreed she should take her time and be sure it's the best pattern.  She has enough for more than one quilt and Renee definitely knows which Batiks she will keep for a quilt for herself.

Rina decided on how the Disappearing Nine Patch should go together.  This is such an adorable flannel baby quilt.  Every baby would love this quilt.

Renee S brought her granddaughter along to see what the ladies were doing.  It was a pleasure to have her and we enjoyed showing her things that we have made.
Sara continued working on her Grandmothers Flower Garden by hand. This quilt is taking a long time but will be fantastic. 
Everyone was busy looking at magazines from our new quilt library which I mentioned in a previous post.
So much to do, so little time!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Question About Picasa

We recently signed up to use Picasa.  In doing so every time I post a picture on our blog it goes into Picasa.  I decided I didn't want non quilts in Picasa so I started to delete those pictures.  In doing so, my pictures were also deleted from my blog.  Does anyone know how to get the pictures back?  I haven't a clue.

Another String Quilt

Where do all these scraps come from?  It's amazing how they pile up.  I just have to start another string quilt!  I do find string quilts to be addicting so It's OK.  I'm just amazed at how fast they multiply.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Quilting Magazines

A big thank you goes to Mollie Wilson from Jerusalem.  She has just generously donated these quilt magazines and books to our quilting group.  And a very big thank you to Sara Fiedler for driving me to Jerusalem to pick them up.  It wasn't easy with all the traffic and parking.  The ladies will really enjoy these magazines and we will continue to learn and make beautiful quilts.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Get-together #2

Even though we were a small group of 6 this week we had a great time.
Rina worked on her disappearing 9 patch and Sara worked on her grandmothers flower garden.

Sara brought along a kit that she bought called Yellow Brick Road.
The fabrics and colors are lovely but we all agreed that a lighter fabric should be added.
Sara has another quilt top finished. It's going to join the line up of quilts waiting to be quilted.

I have this vintage x-stitch quilt that I still use when the grand-kids come over.  It's about 50 years old and still very usable. It was made by my sister's friend Joan Rotter Bari for her son.  Well, my son used it and now the next generation is using it.  I did have to give it a new binding but over all, it's in great shape. I'd love to know where we could get something like this now. If anyone knows, please let me know.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Picasa Has Come To The Quilting Corner

We have added Picasa to our blog.  If you wish to see pictures that have been posted on the Quilting Corner, just go to the sidebar on the right and click Picasa.
We hope you will enjoy the picture show.

Friday, August 6, 2010

First Get-together For August

This was a busy day for us.

Renee B is busy with a new baby quilt.  The great-grandchildren are coming faster than she can make the quilts. B"H
I'll try to get a better picture of Renee next time.

Hinda enjoyed a quick visit from her first grandchild.  She wanted to see what Bubbie was doing.
Hinda had a chance to show her how a sewing machine works.

Shifra brought along her new fabric stash and wanted suggestions on what to do with them. We enjoy doing this.  You should hear the many suggestions.  It's really fun.  This stash all started with one focus fabric. The colors are wonderful.

Rina is up to trimming her placemats and binding them.  It isn't as boring when you do this job with others around, so she did this at the Quilting Corner.  It seems to go faster.
Notice the 2 ladies at the table!  That's Sara and Susan hand stitching their bindings to their latest quilts.
Sara is on the left and she made a traditional Clay's Choice.
Susan featured her Tumblers quilt on her blog-High on the Hill.
Please drop in and see all the lovely quilts that Susan has made. http://susanquilts.blogspot.com/

Rina has new fabric for a Disappearing 9 Patch quilt.  The fabrics are just too adorable and the flannel is so soft. 

Esther finished an adorable Dresden Plate block and brought it for everyone to see.  Show and tell is so much fun.

Giveaway In The Mail

This morning I was off to the Post Office to mail our giveaway to
 Kerry in England.
Our Post Office isn't much, but it gets the job done and we love it.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

And The Winner Is!!!

Congratuations/Mazel Tov

The winner of the Quilting Corner Giveaway
She lives in Devon, UK
You may want to take a look at her very cute blog.

The selection was made by my oldest grandchild, Shifra Chaya. 

Monday, August 2, 2010

OOOPS, The Computers In The Shop

Sorry for the delay in picking a winner for our Giveaway!
The list of names is in the computer and the computer is now in the shop again.
Thank you  for the wonderful response to our giveaway.
You are all so fantastic.  I wish everyone could win.
We will pick the winner as soon as we can.
Thanks for being patient.
Etty Robinson