Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Gwen Marston at QuiltCon

Gwen on the right with helpers/friends at her  lecture.
An important reason for my taking a 10 hour flight to attend this show was the presence of Gwen Marston as keynote speaker with a special show of her quilts. She was a fantastic speaker, very lively and witty, held her audience in thrall and received a standing ovation at the end. Even we undemonstrative Brits stood up. Her quilts build on those who have gone before who, often isolated, pieced in an improvisational way and in turn pave the way for the modern movement who improvise with alacrity.
Medallion with three triangles

Strippy II

Liberated Log Cabin in  neutrals, blacks and
reds (detail)

Detail showing a limited use of print amid
the solids

Red Square VI

Liberated log Cabin with applique borders

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