Tonight I had the pleasure of attending a lecture by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran, none other than the authors of the fabulous book, Collaborative Quilting. They did an excellent talk and showed some really awesome quilts. I've only had time to do a cursory look through the book, but I was intrigued to find out that they were heavily influenced by the Gee's Bend quilters. My sister and I didn't have a great view, but I did get a few pictures. Please forgive me for the photo quality. I'll try to get better ones tomorrow at the show.
Gwen and Freddy are funny and endearing. In the book they describe that when they started collaborating they realized that it took a long time to create the parts they needed for the quilts, so they decided to do them before their scheduled visits to each other. This left more time for actually planning the quilts. In this picture you can sort of see a pieced together border that was about 20 feet long. They would just trim something like that to whatever size they needed and keep on sewing.