by Rachel


For Rob and Katherine's son, Eric



Motorcyle Guy

(Quilt photo not available)

Original Design Sketch by Joshua


For my niece, Tema

For Phyllis's daughter, Sophia

Jonah and the Whale

Design by Joshua



For Phyllis's daughter, Alexandra

Design based on wooden chest with Star of Alexander the Great on the cover


For Sarah's son, Isaiah

David and Goliath

Design from drawing by Joshua


For my niece, Lichun

Design copied from:

Shibata Zesshin (1807-91) "Blossoming Branches and Bamboos" Leaf of an album, Lacquer on paper, 7-1/4" x 6-3/8" in Herbig-Haarhaus Lacquer Museum, Cologne


For Phyllis's daughter, Nadia



Nadia means "hope" -- Snowdrops, as the first flower of the spring also symbolize "hope"

Design adapted from a British cigarette case insert design




For Fayerweather Street School Auction -- purchased by Amy and Richard, for their son Eli

Moses Parting the Red Sea


Design from drawing by Joshua



For my mother, Carole, in celebration of her 70th birthday

Three Hibiscus Blossoms


Images taken from Fijian hibiscus photographs by my father.



For my niece, Sophia Rose



Design adapted from a Stratton cigarette case design



For my niece, Maya Daphna

Miriam Singing and Dancing

Design from drawing by Joshua

(November 2011)

For my nephew, Eli Lev Ephraim

Lemminkainen and the Reindeer -- from The Kalevala, Cantos 11-15

Design from drawing by Joshua

(October 2012)

For our home

To view the entire project, go to Prof. Bob Gerst's blog post. (Thank you, Bob!)

Gilgamesh's Dream of Enkidu's coming to this world.

From Gilgamesh, translated by David Ferry, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993.

Design by Rachel and Joshua Cohen with assistance from Leah and Avi, and some help from NASA and the greater universe.

This project consists of 7 Quilts telling the story of Gilgamesh.

I. Gilgamesh's Dream

II. Gilgamesh and Enkidu Wrestle

III. Gilagmesh and Enkidu Battle Huwawa and the Bull of Heaven

IV. Enkidu's death

V. Gilgamesh searches for Utnapishtim and immortality

VI. Gilgamesh sleeps through the trial for immortality in the home of Utnapishtim and his wife

VII. Gilgamesh returns to Uruk, and becomes a great King