Greetings dear readers! I am gearing up for an intense week of quilting duties and activities starting tomorrow as my guild gets ready for and has our annual show this coming weekend. I’m helping out with quilt drop-offs, 2 days of judging (we’ve hired 3), a day of setup, and 2 days of the show itself! Meanwhile, the only things I’ve had time to work on myself are my October mini and hand quilting on Sweet Journeys:
I’m actually close to completing all the outlining and will soon need to make decisions about the background quilting. The easiest choice for me would be cross hatching. Whether I want to try for anything more elaborate will likely depend on the stress level in my life. Makings quilts can be a challenge and/or a comfort and the maker’s life influences the results – something I like to think about when viewing other work. For today’s post, I’m sharing more autumn photos – peak color was this past week and now I think we are slightly past 🙁 – and a fabulous textile sculpture I saw at NEQM last time I was there.
Look at this beautiful path I recently walked with a friend:
It’s an old rail-trail and goes for miles. Along the way there was a marsh:
And lots of lovely foliage:
On another walk close to home I captured these images:
We’ve gotten some rain and the bog is looking good:
I love how the sunlight makes the leaves look lit from within! Some oak leaves simply turn brown, but others become an orangy red:
It doesn’t happen often, but I love it when I see pink leaves:
Earlier this year the New England Quilt Museum had an exhibit of “sculptural” work by Dominique Ehrmann. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get to the museum for the exhibit. However, the artist left one of her pieces at the museum, on loan for 2 years and it’s currently set up for viewing in their lobby. It’s incredible and really makes me sorry I missed the exhibit. Please enjoy these photos of the piece!! (Click to enlarge.). I should have taken a panoramic view, but didn’t think of it, so the first two photos together try to capture the scope of the piece and those are followed by closeups.
The clock works!!
Please try to get to the museum to see this amazing work and also to see the excellent exhibits they have!
Next time I post will likely be next week after the Cocheco Quilters Guild show and I should have some good photos to share! If you live anywhere nearby, the show is at the Rochester (NH) Community Center, October 22 and 23, 10-4 both days. It’s always good!😊
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi