NOTICE: The regular content of this blog will be temporarily suspended while I follow Gwen Marston’s travels through California. Gwen arrived in California on February 7 and spent a week with Freddy Moran in Orinda. Sunday, February 15, I picked Gwen up at Freddy’s house and drove her to the Santa Barbara Quilt Retreat.
Gwen was the featured teacher for four days, lecturing and demonstrating her liberated quilting techniques to a rapt and appreciative audience of a dozen quilters. The retreat was titled Abstract Quilts in Solids. Below are a few of Gwen’s quilts.
Morning lectures were followed by work days (and some evenings), with each of us attempting to incorporate all of Gwen’s ideas and lessons into our own quilts.
Somewhere around the third day we started seeing quilt designs in our food.
Below are quilts/pieces from show and tell today. (***Dear Fellow Quilters: please forgive me if I left anyone out.)
And so, seeing that her work was done in Santa Barbara, Gwen packed her bags and we headed off to her next destination: Asilomar.