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Quilts Exhibition: A Snapshot from our Childhood

12/15 - 09:00

Quilts Exhibition: A Snapshot from our Childhood
The Accent Quilters Guild: Stitching Memories Across Borders

Many years ago, a group of women who had immigrated to Israel from different parts of the globe decided to form a quilting guild. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they found common ground in their love for quilting. They decided to give the group a name: The Accent Quilters Guild as a nod to the distinct English accents they each brought from their countries of origin. This choice embodied their unique identities while celebrating their shared language and craft.

As time passed, some members left while others joined, creating a dynamic and evolving group. Despite changes in membership, the core values of the Accent Quilters Guild remained constant, i.e. friendship, creativity, and a passion for storytelling through quilts. The members became a close-knit family, supporting one another, both in quilting and in life.
Recently, an idea was proposed within the Guild, namely: a group exhibition that would allow each member to explore their personal history through quilting. The suggestion struck a chord with everyone, as it provided an opportunity to not only showcase their talents but also to delve into their own unique backgrounds and experiences.

Each quilt on display tells a story — a memory of a place, a person, or an event from their formative years. Visitors to the exhibition will be treated to a wide array of quilting techniques and styles, reflecting the rich diversity within the Guild.

The quilts in the exhibition serve as a testament to the power of personal history in quilting. They demonstrate how memories and experiences from childhood can be transformed into beautiful and meaningful works of art. Each stitch and fabric choice is a thread connecting the past to the present, forming a bridge between generations and cultures.

Netanya AACI

28 Shmuel Hanatziv
Netanya, Israel 4228132 Israel