I just came off of a blissful class today with my all time favorite quilter, Gwen Marston. As I wrote on the label of another quilt from a class with Gwen, she's a Rock Star! This time it was her Small Studies class based on her beautiful book, 37 Sketches. Oh, and by the way, she's made more since then. I believe she said she was on #48 now. We were lucky enough to see the 12 above in person and I tell you, they need to be seen in person. I couldn't really fathom the size of these little squares just by looking at the book. They are so lovely and the refined single binding sets them off beautifully!
Gwen is such a cutie, so full of life, so supportive and such a great teacher. Nobody could ask for a better classroom experience. Unfortunately, she has confirmed that she will be retiring at the end of next year. I hope to see her as many times as possible before then and hope to see her in what limited teaching roles she may have after that.
Now, let's see the quilts! Above are my two in progress and below, finished. These measure under 9 x 12. These small studies would be great AAQI quilts. I'm not sure that I want to donate one of these two, but I know I will be making something in this style for AAQI!
Below are some of the other quilts from class. I wish I could have gotten photos of them all! There's such magic in these little gems. I can't wait to make more.
Above is my friend and fellow Undercover Quilter, Martha's, piece. I love her way with color!
This was my only class for this year's Quilter's Affair, but I will be back on Thursday for several lectures, on Friday for the Picnic in the Park, on Saturday for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, and again on Sunday for the lecture and tour with Gwen. I will post more when time allows! In the meantime, if you see me, please introduce yourself, I'd love to meet you!