Wednesday, May 29
Rescheduled June Meeting.
Note date and day changes for June. Due to the opportunity to have Gwen Marston lecture on her "free" night while teaching at Empty Spools Seminars, there will be no additional meeting in June.
On Wednesday May 29, we welcome respected author, teacher and professional fiber artist, Gwen Marston. Gwen comes to us from Beaver Island, Michigan, the largest island in Lake Michigan near the very top of the state. Her career has spanned three decades, 26 books, 25 exhibits of large quilts, seven exhibits of small quilts, and many contributions to other shows. Among Gwen’s many books are Liberated Medallion Quilts, 2012, AQS; an historical study and award-winning book about the famous Michigan quilter Mary Schaefer; and two collaborations with friend and fellow color enthusiast, Freddy Moran. In addition, many of Gwen’s earliest books cover creating traditional designs and hand quilting.
Our lecture will begin with a brief history of Medallion quilts, how they made their way to America and the important role they have played in American quiltmaking. Gwen will talk about the common characteristics of early quilts, and show how many of them were, in fact, quite liberated. She will discuss how she uses liberated ideas in both quilts that are more traditional and those made in her style. The lecture will be illustrated with quilts from her book, Liberated Medallion Quilts, 2012, AQS.
We consider ourselves to be quite fortunate to take advantage of her time while she teaches at Empty Spools Seminars. Gwen’s future plans include spending more time on Beaver Island and less time in planes and airports, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Gwen here in Pacific Grove.
To learn more about Gwen, go to www.gwenmarston.com.
Sally Miller, Programs
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Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.