Thursday, September 25, 2008

Beginnings

I was at Gwen Marston's retreat last week and I got so excited I decided (with some encouragement) to start a blog and share my excitement. I almost hate to get others excited because it may mean there will be fewer spots next year. I love Gwen's approach to quilting. I come from a long line of quilters. My grandmother quilted my mother quilts, my aunt quilts, I was destined at some point to be a quilter. I was turned off by making points meet and having to make all your decisions in the beginning. My aunt introduced me to Gwen and I was hooked. I love her methods and ideas.

here is my quilt from last week. The second one is Gwen's liberated stars. what is hard to see is that the darks are not only black but a very dark purple and a dark navy blue.














4 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

There just isn't enough of Gwen, wish she could hold retreats 6 months a year! Congrats on your blog, woohoo! And look, you've already got photos in without a problem. Now tell us and show us more about the retreat.

Kathie said...

welcome to blogland !!!
Oh how I love Gwens quilts and hopefully someday I will be able to attend one of her retreats.
how inspirational that would be for me.
looking forward to hearing and seeing more of Gwen's retreat stories in your blog.
Looking forward to seeing your work that was inspired by Gwen as well.
Kathie

Clare said...

Welcome to the landf of quilting bloggers. Oh oh oh oh I'm getting sooo excited looking at all the gorgeous gorgeous quilts. It's my dream to go to a Gwen retreat, but alas I don't think it will ever come treu - too far away!

Diane said...

You're off to a flying start ~ great blog. I was lucky to attend 5 different Gwen retreats and one of my friends continues to go each year. Thanks for sharing your retreat photos. I'll look forward to seeing more of your work.