Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Quilt Retreat Continued

Chaya does beautiful bead work.  You have to have great eye sight for this.
We had loads of fun and conversation.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Quilting Corner Retreat

We just finished our summer 2 day retreat and we had a great time.  Mostly we wanted to make bags to go onto walkers to help people when they are out shopping etc.  Sara came up with the suggestion and Renee came up with the first sample.  All the ladies pitched in to help.  These bags have pockets to put items in like phones, keys etc so they will be better organized.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Bryna's Quilt

Bryna's quilt is finished.  It's the Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt.  So big, so much work, so well done.  Take a look.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Making Progress

We are making progress on this comfort quilt.  It's simple and quick.  Thank you Rebekah for donating the fabric.  Rebekah can be reached at 
Rebekah is a fantastic long arm quilting in Har Gilo

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On The Design Wall #6

I had a few pieces of this fabric and didn't know what to do with it.  I put it together very simply and I think it will make a cute backing.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

On The Design Wall #5

I really like how this quilt is coming along.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

How To Arrange Squares

Rina and Sara have made these blocks.  Now the question is how to arrange them.  This takes more time that you would think.

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Great Deal

If you live in Israel, Rebekah Reinheimer has a great deal for you.  She can be reached at

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Visit With Rebekah

Bryna and I went to pick up Bryna's latest quilt after Rebekah did the quilting.  This quilt is big and beautiful.  It's a Bonnie Hunter pattern.
Rebekah can be reached at opstargt@bezeqint.net

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

On The Design Wall #4

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

On The Design Wall #3

We have been making progress on this latest quilt.  It should be finished soon.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Doggie Beds

Today was delivery day for my doggie beds.  Well, there was a change.  These kitties asked first, so they are the new owners.  It didn't take them long to settle in.  I've been stuffing the beds with all those tiny scraps that are no longer usable and I'm so happy I did.  No waste, and I made some kitties happy too.
The kitties are Lucky, Princess, Buddy, Amber, and Peeper!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Special Day

Thursday, June 4, 2015
(English below.)
כתגובה לטרגדיה אותה עברוהמשפחות שעריפרח ופרנקל קיבלו החלטה מודעת להרבות אחדות בעולם היהודיובשל כך קבעו את יום חטיפת הנערים כיום האחדות

בירושלים קוים רצף הרצאות ופאנלים בנושא האחדות; בערב ניתנו פרסים ליחידים וארגונים שפעלו למען אחדות.

היה לנו את הכבוד הגדול להציג את השמיכות למשפחות לפני שעלו לפאנל.

הקדמה קצרה הסבירה לכולם את מטרתנו ליצור אחדות ולתת נחמהוהציגה את מרחב התופרות שהשתתף בפרויקטפתחנו שמיכה אחת להראות לכולםו רחלי פרנקל עלתה לבמה כדי להודות לנו בשם המשפחות.

זה נשמע מהיראכן היהלא אמרנו מילהאבל היה לנו את הכבוד לייצג כל אחת ואחת מכן – המילים שלכןהתפרים שלכןהאהבה שלכןהתקווה שלכן – בפני המשפחות ביום מיוחד זה.

לאחר מכן הייתה לנו את הזכות לשמוע את כל שלושת הזוגות מדברים על תקוותיהם לעתידעומק המחשבההחום והשקיפות שלהם נגעה לליבנוישרעצוב ומלא תקוה בבת אחת - היה מעורר השראה.

התודות שלנו מסורות לכל אחת ואחת ששלחה ריבועלאלו שעזרו לתפור את השמיכותוגם לאלו ששלחו מסרים של אכפתיות ועידודזו היתה חוויה מהממת של אחדות בפועל ואנו מתפללות שכל אחת מאיתנו תמשיך להגדיל אחדות בחיינו היומיומיים.

 In response to their great tragedy, the Shaer, Yifrach and Fraenkel families made a conscious decision to increase unity in the Jewish world, and so yesterday, the anniversary of the boys' kidnapping, was named Unity Day.

In Jerusalem, a series of lectures and panel discussions focusing on unity took place in the afternoon; in the evening, prizes were awarded to people and organizations that promote and increase Jewish unity.

It was our great honor to be invited to present our Unity Quilts to the families just before they sat on a panel together in the afternoon.

A brief introduction told everyone in the auditorium about our goals to create unity and offer comfort, and described the wide range of quilters who contributed; we opened one quilt to show to everyone, and Racheli Fraenkel came to the stage to thank us on behalf of all the families.

Does it sound quick? It was! We didn't say a word, but were honored to have the opportunity to represent each and every one of you - your words, your stitches, your love, your hope - directly to the families on such a unique day.

We were then privileged to hear all three couples discussing their hopes for unity in the future. We were touched by their depth of thought, intelligence, warmth and authenticity. Honest and sad and hopeful, all at once. It was humbling and inspiring.

Our thanks, which cannot be expressed deeply enough, go to each and every person who sent us blocks, who helped sew, quilt, and bind these quilts - and also to each of you who sent messages of care and support. This was a beautiful experience of unity in action, and we pray that each of us will continue to enlarge Jewish unity in our daily lives.
 Thank you ladies of the Quilting Corner who participated in this project.  We made squares to be included in these 3 quilts.  It made a difference in our lives.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

On The Design Wall #2

I start the little H blocks that Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville, was making.  They are so easy and cute.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

On The Design Wall #1

I've been working on several projects at the same time.  Too many things to do, and not enough time.
I did make 2 additional rows.  I have to decide if I should leave it as is, or join the extra 2 rows.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Maple Leaf

Susan started a Maple Leaf pattern and showed some of the ladies how she put the stem on.  She really enjoys doing different things and always has something new to show us.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Susan's Baskets

Susan really enjoys making mini quilts and doing the hand quilting.  This darling little basket pattern is perfect.  One can't be in a rush to do something like this.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Sara has been working on Roses.  A lovely little pattern of 4 sections sewn together to make one block.  It's a little tricky but worth the effort.  Sara's not sure yet about how she will finish it.  Beautiful colors, so you can't go wrong.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Big Thank You

A very big thank you goes to our dear friend Rebekah Reinheimer.  She has generously donated fabric and thread for our comfort quilts. We are overwhelmed by her thoughtfulness.  Rebekah is an experienced long arm quilter.  It's always a joy to spend time with her.  Thank you so much Rebekah for your kindness.  She can be reached at

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Beautiful Quilt

Rina is just finishing this beautiful batik quilt.  We all just love it.  After this she will be on to the next one.