Gwen Marston died this spring.
Portrait by Kathy at Quilted Under the Influence
She was quite influential in teaching us to appreciate antique quilts
from the formalities of applique to the looseness of string quilts.
Liberated Log Cabin
Hand quilting was always a theme.
Minimal in Neutrals
Wreath and Berries
She appreciated the quirkiness of antique quilts and taught
people who were worried about perfect corners that the perfect
corner might not match up.
String quilt from her collection
One of her talents as a good teacher was creating metaphors that explained ideas succinctly.
"Liberated Quilts" was a term that communicated.
Flowerpot with Heart
Through her 82 years she explored many styles.
Another effective teaching tools was small studies.
One didn't have to make a big commitment to a new idea.
Collaboration was also a theme. She and Freddy Moran did
a series of quilts combining their ideas.
Triangle Tango by Marston & Moran
She wrote dozens of books. Here's a preview of one:
And a typical practical article on feather quilting:
She'll live on in You Tube videos and hearts of her fans.