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0Quilting, Israeli style

Quilting, Israeli style A collection of kibbutz-inspired quilts made in Israel is to be displayed in August at Europe’s premier quilting show. With just 350 members, the Israel Quilters Association (www.israeli-quilt.com) has put Israel on the quilting map since 1982, taking an Old World craft and imbuing it with a uniquely local narrative. Now, a collection of Israeli-made quilts celebrating 100 years of the kibbutz movement is heading to Europe’s largest quilting exhibition in August — the Great Britain Festival of Quilts (www.twistedthread.com). The pieces are made of top-quality, imported cotton. “Every fabric tells a story, every fabric has its association, whether it’s lace or velvet or denim,” says veteran quilter Linda Bar-On.