August 24, 2022: “Hospital Sketches” exhibit at the NEQM and “The Inner Reaches of Outer Space” is quilted and bound!!

Greetings dear readers! I finally made it to the New England Quilt Museum last week to see the Hospital Sketches exhibit. Of course, it was a thrill to see my quilt, “Golden Glow”, hanging in the exhibit!

The lighting actually made the quilt seem to glow 😊!

I’m not planning to share any more closeups of my quilt in this post because I’ve shown many over the past 3 years, but am happy to repeat that my quilt was made in honor of all the wonderful nurses that I worked with over my medical career. Here are several of the other wonderful quilts in the exhibit. You can enlarge any of the photos by clicking on them.

I very much liked the different backgrounds, the borders, and the hand quilting on this one:

Loved the colors, the border, and the wonderful quilting on the next one and was surprised the stitching was done by machine, per the label, as it looks like hand work!:

I loved the vine sashing and borders on this one:

Congratulations to my friend Wendy Reed for having her quilt chosen for the exhibit! It’s done in her “potholder” style/technique. I had a hard time capturing the exact shade of green of her background, but I love it! I think the first closeup captures it best.

Here’s an excellent 2 color version; I love the border!

I have more of the quilts from this exhibit to share in future posts along with some of the quilts from Carol Breyer Fallert Gentry’s exhibit at the museum. Also more quilts from Quiltfest New England, so stay tuned!😊. It makes me really happy to be seeing quilt shows and exhibits again!

I promised to show “The Inner Reaches of Outer Space” in this post – the binding is on and all it needs is a sleeve and a label to be ready for the Cocheco show in October:

Janet Cass, the long arm quilter who did the quilting on this, did an excellent job of following my wishes for fairly simple quilting that didn’t stand out too much or try to compete with the pieced design:

You can see the binding fabric I chose in the above and below photos:

Here’s the back:

These closeups of the back show some of the quilting:

I’m really happy with this quilt! The “original inspiration” for most of my quilts tends to come from one of 2 different sources: 1) either a particular quilt block or a pattern (that I often play with such that the original pattern is unrecognizable 😊) or 2) a grouping of fabrics or a fabric pull that I want to work with. This quilt started with the former – the quilt, Cataena, made by Timna Tarr, which uses the traditional “endless chain” block. I used her FPP pattern for that traditional block, but my fabric choices, colors, placement of values, and overall design look very different from Timna’s inspiration quilt and I’ve created my own piece of art! Expressing myself artistically remains one of the major reasons I’m passionate about quilting. Many thanks to you readers for coming along with me on this quilting journey!!

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

18 thoughts on “August 24, 2022: “Hospital Sketches” exhibit at the NEQM and “The Inner Reaches of Outer Space” is quilted and bound!!

  1. Paul F. McKenna August 24, 2022 / 8:38 pm

    The quilt of yours on display is excellent, Gladi. Indeed, it does glow in that lighting. Such an array of artisitic pieces of creativity! Labours of love every one of them….Cheers, Paul

    • gladiporsche August 26, 2022 / 8:27 pm

      Thank Paul!

  2. Kyle August 24, 2022 / 9:48 pm

    What an honor to have your quilt on display. It’s beautiful.

    • gladiporsche August 26, 2022 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks Kyle! It is indeed an honor!

  3. Janet O. August 25, 2022 / 12:13 am

    It is as if they set up the lighting just to enhance the glow of your quilt. Beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing the other quilts as well. I was happy to see them all, and especially those made by a couple of other blog friends, Karen and Wendy.
    TIROS is just stunning! Your backing choices, and the quilting pattern both just compliment the overall feel of your creation.

    • gladiporsche August 26, 2022 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks Janet! There are a few more “Hospital Sketches” quilts to share in the next post. I love seeing all the different interpretations!

  4. Kelley Secrest August 25, 2022 / 12:22 am

    Golden Glow is beautiful and it does, indeed, glow! Thanks for the close up photos as it is nice to see fabric choices and beautiful hand quilting. Inner Reaches is stunning. Wow, so much inspiration in this post. Wishing you a blessed day.

    • gladiporsche August 26, 2022 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you Kelley! Glad you enjoyed the post! I love sharing photos of quilts from shows and exhibits.

  5. Nann August 25, 2022 / 5:45 pm

    Thank you for the quilt show! It’s wonderful to see the same-but-different choices for fabrics, setting, and finishing for the Hospital Sketches. The quilter did a splendid job on Inner Reaches. Love the pieced back!

    • gladiporsche August 26, 2022 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks Nann!

  6. Rina Spina August 26, 2022 / 6:52 am

    Hi, my name is Caterina, I have followed you since I read a comment on Barbara’s posts, but I never commented.
    You deserve this wonderful spot at the NEQM your quilt is stunning and worth it, as all of your hand work! You inspire me!
    I didn’t make the hospital schetckes quilt, because when Barbara gave the patterns I didn’t feel comfortable on doing appliqué, but I saved all the monthly models she gave! I’ll try to make it, I have seen so many beautiful pieces, labor of love!
    Thank you for your inspiring posts, I do love each of them!

    • gladiporsche August 26, 2022 / 8:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Rina, for commenting! So glad you like the blog. If you like appliqué, I recommend making the Hospital Sketches quilt as the appliqué is not too difficult.

  7. marissthequilter August 27, 2022 / 11:59 am

    Both you and your beautiful quilt seem to glow in the first photo of this post. What an amazing work. I am also touched that Golden Glow is dedicated to all the nurses that worked with you.
    The other quilts in the medical exhibition are remarkable for their intricate stitching.
    I will miss reading about the progress of Outer Reaches but it is a beautiful finish. And now you can start a new challenge!

    • gladiporsche September 12, 2022 / 11:33 pm

      Thanks Mariss! I’ve got a donation quilt to make and our guild’s annual quilt show, which I’m heavily involved in, coming up so a new challenge will have to wait a bit!😊

  8. Yvonne August 28, 2022 / 3:51 pm

    So many pretty quilts! It must have been a thrill seeing your own quilt hanging amongst them!
    Thanks for the many pictures, so inspirational.

    • gladiporsche September 12, 2022 / 11:33 pm

      Thank you Yvonne!

  9. Becky Brown September 12, 2022 / 5:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing all the quilts. I would like to make a correction to my quilt information: GRATITUDE. The label says machine quilted – it was definitely hand quilted. Thank you for your great pictures. Becky Brown

    • gladiporsche September 12, 2022 / 11:30 pm

      Thank you, Becky, for clarifying this! In fact, when I was at the museum Saturday to hear Barbara speak, I saw that the label had been updated to show your quilt was hand quilted. Which makes sense, because they sure looked like hand quilting stitches – and beautiful ones at that! I will try to remember to mention this to my readers when I next post.

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