Monday, April 13, 2009

Quinglish: Annual English-speaking Quilters Meeting

The Annual Quilglish was held at Terry's this year. (BTW, Terry is the only long-arm quilter in the country!) The Quinglish is an annual meeting of English-speaking quilters from all over Israel and is always a fun day...lots of show and tell...

a report on how various groups charity quilt projects are going (and a peek at one of the charity quilts from a group in Haifa) and more show and tell quilts hanging on a clothesline
some shopping...Debby from the Quilt Center set up a "booth" with lots of fat quarters, notions, and batting...



visiting with old friends (including fellow blogger Debbie) and making new friends and seeing something new and beautiful...Elaine felts on silk and makes the most wonderful shawls. You can see her shawls in her Etsy shop. There she is, on the right, modelling one.


There was also a table piled with baskets and bags...I just have to try making one of those baskets!


It was a fun day until the ride home! We live in the north, right on the Sea of Galilee, and a big vacation day (or week) destination...it took us 1 1/4 hours to get to the Quinglish near Tel Aviv and 3 3/4 hours! to get home :(
Since I had my little pocketbook size camera with me (which is why all the pix aren't the greatest), I took a picture from the barely creeping forward car...the wild daisy has made itself quite at home in this field!








9 comments:

Bea said...

What fun! It's like having your own personal little quilt show when you guys do show and tell. :)Bea
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Muddling Through said...

Isn't it good that there is such of a community of talented crafters for you to enjoy!

Bebesboutique said...

Thank you so much for shareing. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! It is always fun to get with other quilty friends. So sorry it took so long to get home.

Debbie said...

You got some good pictures of the other women. It was a nice day and it was great to see you!

Roslyn Atwood said...

OMGosh didn't realise you live in Israel, I still want to visit the Holy Land it's been my longing for decades. Some day I hope!
what a great time you all had at your Quinglish retreat, but only ONE LA'er in the entire country?? Is she REALLY busy?
Hugs.......

comfortstitching said...

You sound like you had a lovely time. How nice to see what everyone's been upto. Those quilts look fab!!!

Eileen said...

I love seeing the plants there.. the flowers in the feilds, and the greenery at the shopping center. And hat is so nice that you have a quilt show there!

FELT 4U said...

I love your blog. Thanks for including FELT 4U
Elaine

Neabear said...

Very interesting! Fun to hear a bit about life there with others. Enjoyed looking at the quilts too.