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.

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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:


Egyptian Revolution Blues by Sandy Cash

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Sandy Cash just came out with a brilliant, timely song about the current unrest in Egypt called Egyptian Revolution Blues. Don’t underestimate all the subtle and not-so subtle nuances of the story she retells. I’d say this is her best. It’s great! Take the time for a listen.

As Sandy says, “There’s not much time… after all, by tomorrow, everything could change!”

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Round Robin Quilt

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I agreed to join a round robin quilt with the Quiltsy Team on Etsy. The idea is that everyone who participates makes a block and helps assemble it into rows. Then someone connects all the rows. Someone else quilts it and it goes up for sale in the Team store. Proceeds help to promote the members art. It’s a nice idea and it is a way to meet other quilters around the world. I am looking forward to it.

TAFA Video and Map Released

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The TAFA list has released a video that includes many of the TAFA member’s work. This is the link to view it. I have two pieces in the video.

The map shows where the members are situated. It is a truly international group of people linked together by textile arts. The map is a really nice touch. Check it out!,-76.640625&spn=137.884816,281.25&z=1&output=embed

It’s Raining… Passion Fruit!

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It’s finally raining in the Land. We have had three glorious days of stormy weather from north to south and the Kineret (Sea of Galilee) is finally getting a sip.

I went out to the garden and found the passion fruit vine had shed it’s fruit — almost as if it was raining fruit. I filled two baskets. That should be enough for awhile since I am the only one in our family who likes them. Anyone have some good recipes for them? I usually eat them straight up.

They might make a nice subject for a quilt. I’ll have to mull that one over.

Enjoy the rain!