100 Years of Kibbutz

Width: 90 cm (35.5 in)
Height: 130 cm (51 in)
Cotton fabric, tulle, fusing material, cotton batting, cotton thread, rayon thread, metallic thread, yarn, cotton batiks, misty fuse, wool fibers
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.



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