I just read that Gwen Marston has recently died and wanted to share my condolences. Her books Liberated Quiltmaking and Liberated Strings both influenced my quilting and I was sad to hear of her death. I came across a link from Quilt Folk with a recent interview/article and I was struck by something she said about the reliance of quilters today on patterns. While I don’t describe my overall style as “liberated” and I use many traditional blocks, I agree that many quilters don’t understand the basics of how to draft or even adapt quilts to suit their style or need.
My website is a place I share details about the quilts I make for the readers of my blog. I share some basic construction details , block and quilt sizes, and I share some options for the quilts but what I don’t do is write formal patterns. I hope that you haven’t been disappointed or frustrated that I don’t provide complete step by step patterns – that’s not my intention or the purpose of my website but I do hope that you have found some inspiration in my quilting like I found in Gwen’s.
Her influence found its way into my many string quilts and my strips and strings log cabin quilts.