Exciting Announcement: My new website is live

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My new website is live!!!! Follow my blog to www.cindyrquilts.com

This blog will no longer be updated. I would be glad to have you continue visiting me though, so please bookmark: www.cindyrquilts.com

Thanks.

See you in my new home!

Shadows and Atmospheric Perspective

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Lots of elements come into play when you look at a path or hills in the distance. Paths have shadows along the way that change as the sun rises and sets. Hills in the distance take on a bluish tint, which is called atmospheric perspective. More

Taking the long, windy path…

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There is a path in the town where I live in Beit Shemesh, Israel that runs quite a long way. This time of year it is very pretty with lots of blooming, particularly almond blossoms. I was inspired while strolling there and decided to work something up with that path in mind. This is still a work in progress, but it’s a nice beginning, I think.

Along the windy path

I am thinking about how to best quilt it: maybe cobblestones? maybe ridges? I’m not sure. Also I’ve asked my friend Phyllis Cullen what she thinks about the shadows on the path. In a class I took with Phyllis last year, I remember she said the bottom of the path should be darker than the top so the path doesn’t appear to stand up.

More to come! Meanwhile, what do you think?

No time to quilt? How can that be?

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I haven’t been able to quilt the last two days. I have been focused on work on the computer. I am combining my website and blog in WordPress. It’s coming along quite nicely but it’s an ambitious endeavor. I’ll write again when I am ready to launch.

At the same time, I am also trying to reach out to people to help them build online shops. It’s not effective to limit sales to our local market, so I have been selling on Etsy. I thought I might be able to help other crafters / artists do the same. I build shops and teach users to maintain their shops.

All this activity is well and good, but when does a person get to quilt? It’s time for me to take a break and create something in fabric.

You know where to find me!

Scenes from Holy Land: Sea of Galilee Quilt

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Scenes from the Holy Land: Sea of Galilee is my rendition of the shores of lake Kinneret, located in the Galilee in Northern Israel. The Sea of Galilee is our main source of water and due to a severe drought water levels have been a great concern over the past few years.

This is the first of a series of Kinneret quilts I am planning. I think this part of the country is beautiful and I have tried to convey this in my quilt. I hope you too can appreciate the countryside by peering into the waters of my work. I used numerous fabrics to depict the rocks and mountains.

Kinneret Quilted Wall Hanging

Dimensions: 19″w x 15″h / 48cm x 38.5cm

Available at my Etsy shop.

Visit soon!

ETSY Quiltsy Team: Traveling Quilt Blocks

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The Quiltsy Team on Etsy has organized a round robin quilt. This time the blocks come from all over the world, including Canada, Australia, Israel and many parts of the US. The pattern is log cabin and the color range is blues, greens and purples. Each time someone posts a block, she sends a photo with the block within a scene indigenous to her home. All the posts appear in the Quiltsy Blog. More

Etsy Symposium Hits the Craft Community

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Yesterday Etsy graciously held an insightful, inspirational symposium to help crafters learn what we all need to do to succeed in our businesses. The symposium, entitled

Success on Etsy Symposium:  Let’s Get Off Our Butts: Building a Responsive Business

ran 6 1/2 hours (with some breaks) and was well attended locally as well as online through a live feed that reached about 2000 viewers.

All the sessions will be archived here:
http://community.etsy.com/selling/etsy-success-symposium

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