Monday, April 20, 2009

Sho's Entry in the Blogger Quilt Festival


Here is my entry to Park City Girl's Online Blogger Quilt Festival. I loved all the quilts I have seen and needed to add mine too!
Well, this quilt is one I made for a fundraiser for a very important charity, Shalom Bayit. This organization is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children, as well as to challenging abuse in its many forms. In order to model their vision in their daily work, they operate as a grassroots, consensus-based, non-profit organization that relies upon the donations of people like all of us to prevent domestic violence in Jewish Families.
This quilt is named Tree of Life and it represents the rich, juicy fruit that can come from tending our families. When we nourish the source, we nourish our community. I both really enjoyed making this quilt and felt proud to know it helped raise money and awareness about domestic violence.
If you click the photo to see an enlarged version you will see that this is my experiment with fused applique and herky jerky quilting. It gives that stained glass look!

21 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very lovely quilt. I like your quilting on it too. Thanks for sharing about it.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Just amazing!!!

Serena said...

Great quilt for a wonderful cause....thanks!

Barbie said...

A beautiful quilt for a very important cause...thank you for sharing the quilt and the story.

Vicki said...

What a pretty quilt.

Miri said...

Wonderful! Great quilt for a great cause!

Zonnah said...

I am in Love with this quilt. VERY amazing!

Granny Lyn said...

No wonder you're proud! it is gorgeous!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Beautiful and definately is the Tree of Life!

ROLLERWRITER said...

The quilt is beautiful. Your blog is different, about so much at once. You come across as an empowered woman with many interests. I look forward to reading your blog in the future. The blog swap has been interesting,

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love the design

Quilt Rat said...

A Juicy fruit tree! Great piece

Quilty Conscience said...

Wow! That is fabulous! I love the tree and what it represents.

Karen said...

This is a very good quilt!

Rhonda said...

This is a great quilt. I love the design.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

W. Latane Barton said...

that is an outstanding quilt. Know you are proud of it.

stitchinpenny said...

What a great picture quilt. i love the window to the world effect.

hetty said...

I love this quilt! And it's for a very good cause. You have a right to be proud!

Heather said...

nice work.

Angela said...

Beautiful quilt.