Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The weather is beautiful in Jerusalem. The air is clean, the sky is blue and Pesach cleaning is upon us! I decided that I had to quickly finish this Coexistence Quilt, so that I would have plenty of time to get ready for Pesach! Hope you like this one!
As in previous Coexistence Quilts, I have used the element of stacked bricks to symbolize the building blocks of a joint future together here in Israel.
The quilt is created around a central element which is a unique piece of embroidery made by a Bedouin woman from Laqiya in the northern Negev. These women have gotten together for self-empowerment to create and sell their own embroidery. Their non-profit is called "The Association for the Improvement of the Status of Women: Laqiya" and they run a shop not far from the mosque in Laqiya.