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The Latest from that Amazing Quilter, Gwen Marston (+ a Giveaway!)


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Gwen Marston

Gwen Marston


I wrote about Gwen, her then most-recent work, and her wonderful book, 37 Sketches, in a post back in January 2012. It’s a tribute to Gwen’s enduring popularity that this post remains one of our all-time, most-often viewed here at See How We Sew. Now, two years later, I decided it was time to check back with Gwen to find out what’s new. The answer? Lots!

First up: Gwen Marston, Contemporary Quilts, a solo exhibit at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, MI. This exhibit runs through April 27 and includes work that Gwen has created in the past eight years, in which she continues to simplify, to melt the elements down to their most basic forms, allowing the color to speak in a stronger voice. Some of the pieces are the Small Studies from the aforementioned 37 Sketches (2011).

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"Small Study 4 (9" x 11") made and machine quilted by Gwen Marston; 2010

“Small Study 4 (9″ x 11”) made and machine quilted by Gwen Marston; 2010


Others are from her earlier book, Ideas and Inspirations: Abstract Quilts in Solids (2008).


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Broken Dishes (38" x 37"), made and hand quilted by Gwen Marston, 2008

Broken Dishes (38″ x 37″), made and hand quilted by Gwen Marston, 2008



Three Triangles (35" x 36"), made and hand quilted by Gwen Marston, 2010

Three Triangles (35″ x 36″), made and hand quilted by Gwen Marston, 2010



Red Square VI (39" x 42"), made and hand quilted by Gwen Marston, 2008

Red Square VI (39″ x 42″), made and hand quilted by Gwen Marston, 2008


Still others reflect Gwen’s ongoing explorations, in which she pushes even further, working in a decidedly minimal style. This fresh, exciting, stripped-down approach takes center stage in–more news!!!–Gwen’s brand-new book, Minimal Quiltmaking, scheduled for publication by the American Quilter’s Society on March 1!


Gwen's newest, publishing March 1

Gwen’s newest, publishing March 1


Wouldn’t you like to be first among your friends to own Minimal Quiltmaking? Well, it happens that we’ll have a copy to give away to one of our readers as soon as the book hits the shelves. Just leave a comment by noon (PST) Thursday, February 20, telling us whether you consider yourself a “minimalist” or “maximalist” quilter (for example, in style, size or variety of your fabric stash, reliance on notions, degree of advance planning) and I’ll announce a winner in my Friday, February 21 post.

Finally, here’s a special treat! The Dennos Museum Center has placed Gwen’s entire presentation from the exhibit’s January 18 opening reception on YouTube. Watch and enjoy!

That’s it for now. ‘Til next time, happy stitching!

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