Saturday, April 20, 2019

Remembering Gwen Marston...

While I never had the privilege of meeting Gwen in person, I've been an admirer of hers for a long time. I don't know when I first heard about Gwen, but I instantly fell in love with her collaborative work with Freddy Moran.

And I do remember a fun quilt along that many folks were involved in back in 2012 that I posted about here. I went on to finish that quilt top and it sat in a bin for several years until I got my new longarm.

It was the first quilt on which I decided to attempt free motion quilting and 'ruler work' using my longarm. I'm sad to say that I still haven't finished it, but I sure have enjoyed so many things I've learned while working on it. I even posted a little 10 minute tip back in 2013, about this basket method inspired by Gwen.

Gwen left a legacy of work and friendship and kindness that we will certainly enjoy for many years to come. Now I think I'll go spend some time visiting with Gwen's quilts and I have no doubt I will feel inspired all over again.



  1. I only have one of Gwen's books but I, too, got the book out and enjoyed every quilt again. She will be sadly missed.

  2. Your quilt is beautiful Diane !! Maybe another QAL or challenge will be organize for a tribute.... I hope....

  3. great quilt and how lucky are we to have so many great Gwen books?


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