October 17, 2022: More Autumn Beauty; Dominique Ehrmann sculpture

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

12 thoughts on “October 17, 2022: More Autumn Beauty; Dominique Ehrmann sculpture

  1. Kelley Secrest October 17, 2022 / 7:16 pm

    Lovely Autumn photos – especially the old-rail trail! It has been so dry in Lexington this year that I doubt we have a very colorful display of leaves. It is amazing that green leaves can burst into such fabulous colors! Your handquilting is beautiful! I tend to lean towards cross hatch quilting as it is easy and comfortable for me. Sounds like you will be very busy this week so I hope you have great fun!

    • gladiporsche October 17, 2022 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you Kelley for reading and commenting! Autumn colors are indeed a miracle! Getting ready for the quilt show is the kind of busyness I usually enjoy!🙂

  2. Kyle October 17, 2022 / 10:47 pm

    Yesterday was my lucky day. I rediscovered I had yardage of that lovely fabric that you used for the background of Sweet Journey. I never would have considered that a background for an applique. Thank you for your inspiration!

    • gladiporsche October 18, 2022 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks Kyle! I can’t wait to see what you decide to do with it!

  3. acityquilter October 17, 2022 / 11:00 pm

    oh gladi who knew you were an artist with the camera as well! stunning autumn photos….love every one!

    • gladiporsche October 18, 2022 / 9:29 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind comment! I’m just an amateur photographer, but I do try for some degree of artistry 🙂.

  4. Nann October 18, 2022 / 1:27 pm

    Quilting and steampunk: what a combo! Love your autumn woods photos. I look forward to your report of the Cocheco show.

    • gladiporsche October 18, 2022 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you Nann!

  5. marissthequilter October 18, 2022 / 1:48 pm

    Strength for the busy time ahead. If I were you I would go for the easy option of comfort quilting during this time!

    • gladiporsche October 18, 2022 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks for the very good advice! I do lean that way, but today I just ran into a quilting colleague who has hundreds of stencils and she invited me to look them over and borrow what I want, so I may take her up on that offer. 😊

      • marissthequilter October 19, 2022 / 6:20 am

        Enjoy it, whichever route you take

  6. Nancy October 19, 2022 / 1:57 am

    It sounds like you have had busy days this week. I hope you’ve been enjoying the experience.
    Your Sweet Journeys quilting is beautiful. If you decide to use cross hatching, how will you mark the lines and will you mark the whole quilt or in parts?
    Your autumn color is beautiful. I notice that you still have some green trees, too. I especially like the photo of the long path through the woods.
    Thanks so much for sharing Dominique Ehrmann’s sculpture. It has an element of steam punk to it, don’t you think? So many parts and such detail! I love the model’s armband. And that crow! He’s a fine fellow.

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