Friday, April 08, 2016

Liberated Medallions with Gwen

At long last, here is my post on my 3 day class with Gwen.  I had so much fun!  I can't believe it's taken me so long to get this post done, but here it is.

Warning: this post is photo-heavy!

The class was offered by the wonderful quilt shop "Quilted Strait" over in Port Gamble.  They have a wonderful facility, and are very attentive to the students' needs and make every attempt to keep us happily sewing.  If you ever get the chance to take a class there, I urge you to do it!

I'm not going to spend a lot of time "talking" about the class, I'll just show you my photos.  Right to the good stuff, OK?
I love the texture Gwen's hand-quilting adds to this piece.
These are some of Gwen's quilts that she brought to show.  Somehow I didn't get photos of her medallion quilts - doh!  

Another one with Gwen's beautiful hand-quilting.

One of my favorite parts of Gwen's classes is when the students have Show & Tell:

A whole cloth medallion (limited piecing),
made as a test before the class.

A "Ferris Wheel" quilt.
Pattern by Karen Griska of the Selvage Blog.

This is the back for the previous quilt top.

the back of the previous quilt
The next few photos are of Nifty Quilts' quilts.  You can see more at her blog.

The is the back of the previous quilt.

The back of the previous quilt.
Not really Show & Tell, I just loved this bag!
And now, here are my photos of the students' work, taken on the last day of the class.  Unfortunately, by the time I was taking photos, some of the students had already left and I didn't get photos of their work.  Trust me, it was awesome!

this one was being done by two sisters

Nifty actually got her top finished!
And here is the quilt that I was working on:

This is what I brought to get started with.  This has been languishing in the quilt studio for a few years, because I was undecided as to how I wanted to proceed with it. 

This is where I was at the end of the class.  Sadly, I haven't done any more yet.  Well, I took away the pink/yellow fabric because it seemed too overwhelming when I got it home.  It's up on the design wall, and I'm thinking.....


  1. fantastic! you're so lucky! wish we had a nearby quilt shop that got amazing teachers to come through.

  2. What fun to see the show and tell, along with many projects in process, once again! It was a pleasure to spend the days across from you. I'm sure you'll find the right solutions for your wonderful medallion.

  3. Great set of photos, thank you Sharon! Isn't it amazing the way Gwen's solids pop? I like prints, but I have to say those quilts look good...

    Your "twinkle" is off to a good start too!

  4. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous - especially since Gwen won't be doing anymore classes! I adore her quilts. Your "twinkle" looks amazing!! I'm glad you took a pic of that bag, I'm drooling over it too, lol!

  5. OMG. A mini quilt show while sitting on the couch here! Loved it all! I adore your twinkle stars. Someday I hope to use all the triangles I have tossed in a little brown paper sack.

  6. Awesome post -- like Tonya said, I wish our quilt shops brought in teachers like Gwen!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing all your photos. They are all awesome. I like your stars quilt, and I like the pink/yellow border.

  8. What a wonderful place for a Gwen workshop. I have to admit I am a bit jealous & very grateful to you for sharing so many photos. Lots of great things came out of the class!
    And you little logo star is getting set into a quilt! Shine on little twinkle indigo star!

  9. What a feast for the eyes!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful parade of fabulous quilts with us! What an inspiring day!

  10. All these quilts are SO beautiful and bring so much JOY!

  11. Thanks so much for the quilt show! Wowsers, I would be so excited to be seeing these quilts, Gwens and the students work too. Love it!


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