Greetings dear readers! I had a most wonderful visit to the New England Quilt Museum last week and I have some great quilt photos to share with you. My friend Wendy Reed (“The Constant Quilter” blog) was honored with an exhibit of her quilts and I was able to join Wendy to see the exhibit. I was also able to finally meet 2 blogging friends in person. So fun!
That’s Wendy on the left. In the middle is Barb Vedder (“Fun With Barb” blog) and on the right, Randy Danto (“Barrister’s Block” blog). After seeing the exhibit, we were joined by curator Pam Weeks and Lara Lane for on outdoor lunch. I can’t emphasize enough how wonderful it was to gather with friends to share our passion for quilting and not worry about the possibility of getting ill!!
Wendy makes amazing quilts, usually hand appliqued and quilted and it was such a treat to see many of her pieces again. Here are some more pictures of that great quilt in the above picture, called “The Grapes of Bath” because she lives in Bath, ME.🙂
I adore Wendy’s use of the color “cheddar” in many of her quilts. The next quilt uses the “potholder” method of construction which she is known for. Each block is bound separately before they are stitched together:
Wendy collects feedsack fabrics and used cowboy themed feedsacks on the border of this fun quilt:
One more for today (saving more for future posts):
The museum also had a wonderful show of quilts from the “Pigrim/Roy” collection that feature the color cheddar and I’ll be sharing some of those over the next few posts. Here was one of my favorites:
Another unique one:
Before the pandemic I used to love going to shows and museums and sharing photos with you and it feels like one more step towards normalcy to share these pictures with you today! More coming! The museum also had an exhibit of modern quilts which I’ll be showing in future posts.
The day I was gone to the museum, this happened at my house:
Amazing that this was the wood from only 5 pine trees, but they were huge- 90 feet tall. We now have less danger to the house and a bit more light 🙂. The folks who do this work are incredible and it is quite something to watch them maneuver huge cranes and other equipment and dangle from ropes as they take the trees down starting from the top.
We’ve had some great walking weather and I am immensely enjoying watching all the plant life spring forth. I’m also enjoying tree bark textures. The first one here is a hickory tree – many of these line a nearby road:
Love the shape of this next one – doesn’t it look a bit like the walking trees from Lord of the Rings?:
I recently revisited my favorite “forest monument” :
Baby oak – nice subtle warm colors:
And finally some brighter colors as the rhododendrons start blooming:
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi