May 28, 2021: A finish; Museum pictures, Part 2; and some “earthly delights” too

Greetings readers! I finally finished my second donation quilt for this year!

It’s lap size (52 inches square) and will be donated, through my guild’s “community quilts” program to a local nursing home. This one kind of falls into the category of “what was I thinking?” because it has over 900 pieces in it! Actually, I know what I was thinking. I had a basket full of 5 inch reproduction charm squares and didn’t have to do any cutting – I could just start sewing HSQ’s. It would have been fine if I had stopped with those, but then I decided to make all the HSQ’s into quarter square triangles and that doubled the amount of work.

And then I fell in love with it and have had second thoughts about giving it away! But, someone else needs it more than I do, so off it goes🙂 and I’m happy to donate it.


Here are several more of Wendy’s wonderful quilts from the museum. Take time to look and enjoy!


I also want to share a few more of the antique quilts from the wonderful “Cheddar” quilts exhibit:

And, finally, I have to close with a few “earthly delights”😊. I guess I’m not quite finished with frogs yet 🙂- I love how they are camouflaged and I have to search for them like I’m on a treasure hunt!

And, of course, some trees (hickory) too:

I’m seeing many beautiful flowers on blogs by quilters who are also gardeners, but I’m not a gardener so instead will often share some of the lovely wild and humble local foliage.


Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi




18 thoughts on “May 28, 2021: A finish; Museum pictures, Part 2; and some “earthly delights” too

  1. Tammy Hutchinson May 28, 2021 / 11:24 am

    What beautiful quilts! And there is nothing humble about that hickory-it’s magnificent. I made a quarter square scrappy quilt that was also very difficult to part with last year. Maybe I’ll try another with my stack of 5″ squares. Thanks for more inspiration early this morning!

    • gladiporsche May 28, 2021 / 7:25 pm

      Thank you Tammy! You’re right – the hickory trees are magnificent! I may just start another quarter square triangle quilt too – there are enough charm squares left for another 2 or 3! 🙂

  2. Cynthia @ wabi sabi quilts May 28, 2021 / 11:26 am

    Your donation quilt is fabulous and I hope it lands with someone who will love it! Thank you for sharing details from Wendy’s NEQM show, complete with the description cards. I really wish I could see it in person, but this is the next best thing and I appreciate it! Her quilts are absolutely fabulous! And, as always, it’s so nice to see your beautiful nature photos.

    • gladiporsche May 28, 2021 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you Cynthia. I’m so glad I am able to post pictures of the exhibit for those who couldn’t be there. I’m very much enjoying your Japan photos!

  3. barbvedder May 28, 2021 / 11:50 am

    Beautiful hourglass scrap quilt. There are some very special fabrics in that one!
    What a wonderful job of documenting Wendy’s quilt exhibit. I’ll be sending over here to enjoy your 2 blogs on the subject. Since we were late, i didn’t get all my photos taken.
    Thank you for taking such care to capture how great it was.

    • gladiporsche May 28, 2021 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks Barb! There will definitely be a “Part 3” of the museum photos as I have a few more of both Wendy’s quilts and the Pilgrim Roy quilts to share and I want to post some of the quilts from the modern exhibit as well so that might be Part 4! Such a fun and inspiring time!

  4. Wendy C Reed May 28, 2021 / 12:35 pm

    I am humbled by your efforts in such a magnificent donation quilt. I know the recipient will be beyond delighted with this special quilt. Thanks for posting more of my quilts and those magnificent Pilgrim Roy antiques. Your photos are wonderful.

    • gladiporsche May 28, 2021 / 7:35 pm

      Thank you Wendy! More pictures are coming in future posts!

  5. clairewitherspoon May 28, 2021 / 3:57 pm

    Fabulous donation quilt! A lot of time spent to be gifted away but the impact is powerful! Thank you for posting all those pix of the show! Wendy’s quilts are amazing and beautiful and the Pilrim and Roy are interesting too!

    • gladiporsche May 28, 2021 / 7:37 pm

      Thanks Claire! I’m so happy to finally be able to go to the museum and see the quilts and take the photos to share! I’m hoping there’s a lot more of this in my (everyone’s) future! 🙂

  6. Janet Olmstead May 28, 2021 / 10:24 pm

    I enjoyed your wonderful pictures from the museum and your neighborhood. Such a gorgeous donation quilt someone will be delighted to receive.

    • gladiporsche May 29, 2021 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you Janet!

  7. Pat in WNY May 28, 2021 / 10:44 pm

    Beautiful finish on your hourglass quilt. Some very lucky person is sure to love it and hopefully appreciate the love and care you put into its creation. I so appreciate all the photos you shared of Wendy’s quilts and those from the Pilgrim-Roy collection. All so beautiful and I enjoyed reading Wendy’s descriptions of the quilts. We’re fortunate to have a big old shagbark hickory tree toward the back of our hayfield. It has been carefully tended by unknown former owners of our little farm for many years, and is now just shy of the circumference required for designation as a heritage tree. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • gladiporsche May 29, 2021 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks so much Pat. Glad you enjoyed the photos of Wendy’s quilts. Hickory bark is amazing!! You have a good weekend too!

  8. Paul McKenna May 29, 2021 / 11:47 am

    Gladi your new blog “look” is great, as well as, the items you have featured. Very much like your donation quilt and this is an excellent way for your Guild to contribute your collective talents to the community. So much to be thankful for these days. Your nature photography is superb and I’m sure it’s a constant source of quilting inspiration. Say “Hello” to Al and your family from all of us. Stay well and stay healthy! Best Wishes, Paul & Lee

    • gladiporsche May 29, 2021 / 9:18 pm

      Thanks Paul. Good to hear from you! Al and I send “hellos” to all your family and we continue to look forward to the time we can see you folks again!

      • Paul McKenna May 29, 2021 / 10:40 pm

        Hello Gladi and Al: we are watching the news to see when things will loosen up on our shared border. Remember that we have a spot booked in Dummerston at Naulahka in October 2022. If nothing else gets done before then we can have a nice rendevous in New Hampshire then. However, it is our fondest hope that HBC will be on the cards for July 2022. Keep tracking developments and we’ll keep our fingers crossed. In the meantime, we’ve bought a travel trailer for the kids’ place by the lake for time away!

  9. Nann June 3, 2021 / 1:28 am

    Your hourglass blocks just sparkle! Yes, making them is more work but the result was worth it. I enjoyed the pictures of Wendy’s quilts, too.

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