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100 Years of Kibbutz

Dimensions:
Width: 90 cm (35.5 in)
Height: 130 cm (51 in)
   
Technique: Raw-edge applique, hand applique, fabric collage, free-motion quilting, hand bound
   
Materials: Cotton batik fabric, tulle, cotton/polyester batting, cotton, polyester, rayon and metallic threads, yarn snippets under tulle, wool fibers, fusing material
   
Colors: Green, grey, yellow, sky blue, brown
   
Artist Statement: I created this quilted fabric art using raw-edge applique and many different cotton fabrics as well as “snippets” of fabrics and yarns. The date trees were hand sewn and the fence is made of yarn.
 
The quilt reveals a scene in northern Israel of Kibbutz Shluhot overlooking Mt Gilboa, which is very special to me because it reminds me of 30 years ago when I volunteered on this kibbutz. I tried to convey the quiet and serenity of the scene in my quilt. The last image is the original photo I took, upon which this quilt is based.
 
I thread painted using all different threads to embellish the piece and finally I machine quilted the layers into a magical quilt that hangs on the wall.
   
Exhibitions: “100 Years of Kibbutz”, Israel Quilters Association, Beit Gavriel on the Galilee, Israel, Mar 2017
 
World Quilt & Textile Mancuso Show
– West Palm Beach, FL, USA, Jan 2016
– Santa Clara, CA, Nov, 2015
– Oaks, PA, Sep, 2015
– Manchester, NH, Aug 2015
 
“100 Years of Kibbutz”, International Quilt Festival, Beaujolais, France, Apr 2013
 
“100 Years of Kibbutz”, Meir Nitzav Cultural Center, Rishon Lezion, Israel, Apr 2012
   
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