Last week the main environment program in the Beit Shemesh / Jerusalem region was held for the general public. It was run by Renee Halpert from Forum Shemesh Yehuda. About 400 residents participated in the event. The adults and children alike enjoyed the varied booths selling quality, ecological products.
The goal of the event helps to raise the level of environmental awareness and presents ideas for leading a more sustainable lifestyle.
I had a table where I sold handmade quilted & felt needlepoint art & accessories made from all-natural ingredients. Here were some other vendors.
- Eliezer Tzion – “Shoreshei Tzion” – Live, pro-biotic, organic food [email protected] www.shoresheitzion.com/
- Hagar Elbaz – Hand-made jewelry from beads and re-claimed fabric. [email protected]
- Saidel’s Bakery – Hand-made healthy breads. Les Saidel. [email protected] http://saidels.com
- Tammy’s Gourmet Sorbets – Fresh fruit sorbets and parve ice-cream for events & Shabbat. Menashe Esser. [email protected]
- Nachum Hirschel – Vermicomposting workshops & worms. [email protected]
- Yisrael Eastwood. Raycop Israel – Anti-allergen vacuum. [email protected] www.raycopisrael.co.il
- Renana Richter – Ecologically friendly products for babies, bodies and your home. [email protected]
- Ayellet Perri – “Sakekologi” Reusable mesh bags for vegetables and fruit. [email protected]
- Tiv Ha’aretz – Israeli-grown dried fruits. Order for Tu B’shvat! Debbie Buckman: [email protected]
- Chavivian Farm – Organically grown vegetables. Moshav Hodaya. Michal Chavivian: [email protected]
In addition to the definite value of the event, everyone had a good time. It was inspiring to take part in this important cause. Click here to see more photos of the event taken by Renee Halpert.
The staff of Quilting Arts Magazine decided to include many of the quilts they received for the “Greatest Pet Peeve” Reader Challenge” in the Dec/Jan 2011 issue. So, I am happily mailing my quilt off to the magazine. I’ll keep you posted. I’m very excited at the prospect of seeing my work in print. Friskers, the main character of my cat-scape was thrilled as well. She was rewarded with some tuna. She didn’t ask why, she just ate it all…
The opening of a unique art exhibit featuring the theme “Couples” took place a week ago, Thursday night. The exhibit is housed in the art gallery on Moshav Givat Yishayahu, home to quite a few artists in the HaElla area.
The theme was presented in paint, photo, steel, chicken wire and wood. Attendees wandered around the art exhibit with a glass of wine and high spirit. One of the renowned artists featured was Moshe Katz, blacksmith. Katz has been exhibited widely internationally.
Katz’s sculptures are available for purchase on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KatzStudio
The art portion of the event was followed by a lively concert nearby. The HaElla Artists are a cooperative that run events such as this one several times a year. They also host visitors in their homes at open house weekends before Sukkot and Pesach.
Here are some photos from the evening taken by Vered Terry https://picasaweb.google.com/veredterry/6?authkey=Gv1sRgCInXyqTxx-C8rwE.
For more information about HaElla events and viewing this exhibit, contact Barak Katz, Administrator of HaElla Artists: [email protected]
The Israel Quilters Association recently held a quilt exhibit featuring the theme “100 Years of Kibbutz”. Each quilt had to be 1.3 m x .9m (51″ x 35″) and had to touch on some aspect of kibbutz life. The quilts were judged and there were several winners. Although not all the submissions were shown, 56 quilts were shown for the month of May at Beit Gavriel, a lovely hall on the south shore of the Kinneret.
Kibbutz Shluhot and Mt. Gilboa
I submitted a quilt for this exhibit and my work was exhibited. I based the quilt on a view of the fields of Kibbutz Shluhot, showing Mt. Gilboa in the background in Emek Beit Shean. I think the view from Kibbutz Shluhot is beautiful and it reminded me of almost 30 years ago when I volunteered on the carrot factory on Kibbutz Shluhot and lived on Kibbutz Maaleh Gilboa. I tried to convey the quiet and serenity of the scene in my quilt.The quilt has a three-dimensional quality, that makes you feel you are entering the scene.
A journalist visited the exhibit and did a short video about some of the quilts that were exhibited and won prizes. The video also discusses the Israel Quilters Association. It’s very nicely done.
The exhibit may be shown again in another locality in Israel. I will keep you posted!
I mailed my Crab photos today. Maybe The Crab will be selected. Thanks to all who commented for your insight and help. January 21, 2011 the magazine will announce the finalists.
Now, on to the next project…
I am going to enter into a contest. I need to make a 12″ x 12″ quilt of a pet or animal in the wild.
I thought I narrowed it down, but I just don’t know. I am now adding a duck and a crab to the list. The crab is amazing! Maybe that’s the one? I already had a bird, a turtle and a cat in a bowl.
So far I have heard from two people. They say the cat and the bird are good choices. Thanks for responding, Amy and Lynn!
What do you think??? It should be endearing and catch the eye. And, I should still be able to create it in fabric. More comments, anyone?