Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Quilt Exhibit at Highfield Hall

There is a lot going on at Highfield Hall in Falmouth this summer!!  There are a few exhibits that are wonderful to look at!  

One of the exhibits is called "Once Upon a Quilt: 3D Quilts by Dominique Ehrmann" and is there until September 4th.  Dominique is known for making 3D quilts like this big pinwheel that spins with the wind outside Highfield Hall!  

Here's a more traditional quilt by Dominique!

This pinwheel inside the building has a lever that you can turn to make the pinwheel spin!!

This is one of her dimensional quilts.  Click on the picture to see the detail! 

Just to give you an idea of what you'll see, this picture shows a bed size quilt that has four sides to it to make it like a box.  The box becomes a frame so when you are in front of it...

this is what you see!!  The size and dimension makes it look like a stage!!  Its hard to explain, go see it!!

Here's another of Dominique's wallhangings!

Another exhibit currently on view until September 6th is Interwoven: Art Meets Nature.  It has a variety of different types of fiber art including weaving, felting, tapestry, needlework, basketry, silk painting, and book arts.  
These three wallhangings were made by Sharon McCartney!  Click to take a closer look, there is a lot of embroidery on them!!  The one on the right has a bird nest that is made of french knots and the bottom left one has little stones held on with stitches!!

I loved this one!! It is a basket with a surprise inside!!

 Click to see a larger picture!! There are pincushions inside!!  I love it!!

Ashley Blalock made huge crochet pieces that are displayed over the piano in the grand staircase area!!

Niraja Lorenz made this wallhanging!

 Liz Alpert Fay works with wool and made this tree skirt!

Elin Noble has a series of wallhangings for you to see!!

Here's a closer look at one!

The gardens and wooden walkways are beautiful enough by themselves to warrant a visit to Highfield Hall!!



Scattered around the mansion and outdoors is another exhibit - "Storybook Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall and Gardens."  There are 25 fairy houses in all, each labeled with a number corresponding to a list you are given with the artists names and location of the house!  This one is by Sally Mavor!  It has a lace glove for a door, a wisk you can see in the back left, and also a grater!!


Along one of the pathways I almost missed this one!!  It blends into the background but has sparkly diamond like crystals on it that catch the light and then you notice it!!!  I love the ladder for the fairies to use to get to it!!

Another surprise in the wooded area was Fragment House by Danielle Kremer.  So cool!!!
So, there is lots more to see, Wen Redmond and Nancy Crasco and lots of others have pieces there!
Don't miss it!  It's a nice place to spend some time!!
For more information go here http://highfieldhallandgardens.org

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