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Monday, January 2, 2012

"Another Place" Was the most recent Challenge

My last post showed the challenge that was
"Barcelona". This challenge was to make something from "Another  Place". These both done with the women of
"Quilts Around The World Group". As you can see on the previous post that I passed through Barcelona on my way to Israel in 1961. It seemed only appropriate that I finish the story here with this quilt depicting the State of Israel and my time spent there.

We were also to use paper and/or  plastic in our art quilt making.
This  front top is fully made from papers that are in Hebrew print or written by hand.

 The shape of the State of Israel was drawn on and cut from a brown paper grocery bag. Then collaged upon with the emphrema of Israeli stamps, bus tickets, envelopes, aerograms, etc. I used paper photos of myself, my first husband and baby son; showing on the maps where we were married and where they were both  born and where we lived.

It was a fun quilt to make and I feel it full filled the challenge points well. My first Map Quilt; and one done all in paper. I machine sewed crazy quilt style and by hand around the outside. Plastic beads were used to embellish it further. The dates were hand stamped on the paper.

I gave the finished quilt to my now grown son showing him his early birth place in art form.


Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I never saw this Lynn. Its cool. Is that you with the pony tail and pregnant? :))

Lynn said...

Yes, me at age 23 pregnant; top photo age 20 when I first arrived there.
Glad you like it.


Wow Lynn, this is a very powerful piece. I kept going up and down the page looking at the pictures and then the stamps and Hebrew letters.

What a story you have told through this piece...and I am sure there is more that you were able to share with your son. Beautiful

Chris Daly said...

I love both of your pieces from this journey. I can imagine you, so young and adventurous. I love the photo of you when you were pregnant.

Lynn said...

Thanks Chris and Becky. This was fun to make...lots of memories.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hi, Lynn
Yes, about Blogger...there is a link on my blog sidebar to SuziQui's Threadworks blogspot and she also has MORE information about what Google/Blogger will be changing as of March 1st. She has a 'Linky' following that is a new 'fixture' on her blog. Anyway, I think we are in for more complex blogging and we will be able to find bloggers with the same interests are we have, quilting, etc. So Google+1 will be one option on comments which will enable us to connect with a more versatile audience who has the same interests, which will help the arts and crafts handmade industry. I am not very computer savvy, but I am digging into my dashboard and setting to see what is happening.
BTW your creations are gorgeous, if I didn't say that before!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love the detail and history in this piece.

duaa said...

This is so creative!It looks like you had a great time quilting! Love how you make quilting look so much fun through your originality!


Joanne Osband said...

I like how you used the map as the shape and how you chose related images. What a creative way to share your story. Fabulous gift for your son!

wholly jeanne said...

What a gift this is. And it sounds like it was fun to make, too.