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Welcome to all!  I hope this page will become a useful resource. 
The  focus: How to use today's most exciting quilting techniques to create
spiritually  meaningful,  beautiful, and fun quilted Judaica. 

Topic of the season: Shabbat.

Shabbat, the weekly Sabbath, is like a great big deep breath; a "palace in time," a place for awareness of the sacred.   Not to mention the ancient connotations of  nature, family, and  love (Not sure where soccer comes in, but in our house, alas, it does).   And it also involves really great  braided bread, called challah.  The two challah covers below celebrate all of the above.
 

 

Hot off the sewing machine!
'Log Cabin Challah Cover'

2003

(Pattern testers are needed for a similar project---see bottom of this page if you're interested in making one).

 

 

SThe Seventh Day

2002

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PASSOVER, Part 1: Quilted Matzoh
 

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Geese Fly from a Narrow Place
(a matzoh cover).
2002
 

 

 

 


Kippot
(aka yarmulke's, headcoverings, skullcaps, beanies, little hats.).

 Lightening Bubble Star
1998

 

                            

 

 

Passover, Part 2:  Beyond Quilted Matzoh

(detail) Spilled Wine 2
1999

 

 



Group Projects

(including Bar and Bat Mitzvah)

 
  

 Ben's Manga
(a bar mitzvah quilt, signed at the party)
2001
 

 


 HUPPOT AND OTHER WEDDING KEEPSAKES

 'Fire and Ice,' 
1997

You can see photographs of three (!) of my more recent huppot ---along with some seriously astonishing huppot made by quilters from around the country---in the July/August 2003 issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine (Yes, I'm plotzing)..

  

 

 

 


OTHER STUFF

Hebrew Calligraphy
2002

 
SIX-POINTED STARS


Sue Feinberg's Hanukah Stack'n'Whack

 


MEMORIAL QUILTS

Rebecca's Quilt

 


QUILTS FROM CLOTHING
 

 

GALLERY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND SITE

 


RESOURCES & LINKS
 

My cousin Nina, who teaches Jewish studies, gave me my all-time favorite bumper sticker: 

  I  hope this page will serve as as creative stimulation and  resource. All original designs appearing here are copyright (c) Cathy Perlmutter 1995-2003, unless otherwise stated.  Text or images may not be reproduced for distribution without  permission.
 
HELP WANTED!

(no money, too much fun)

QUILTERS: I'd love to include your quilted Judaica on this webpage, for the Gallery section. or (simpler for me), links to your webpage in my resources sections. Email me!

PATTERN TESTERS:   I'm developing some patterns for my book about Judaic quilting. If you're interested in making a challah cover, similar to the 'Log Cabin' Challah Cover' at the top left of this page, please email me with a note telling a little about your quilting experience (none okay, but you should be comfortable using a sewing machine).  Email me for details at ajwcjp@aol.com

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