|CRAYONS in process|
I first met Gwen Marston after looking into quilters from Michigan, and Gwen is the mastermind behind Liberated Quiltmaking. Another student of Gwen's, Fern Royce fernroycequilting.com once said that a Liberated Quiltmaker is someone who has an idea for a quilt and she figures out how to sew it together. For this quilt, I had a general intention to make "marks", lines, squares and triangles marching around and about.
I like a mix of free cut and straight seams, or lines. Frequently asking "what if" is sometimes followed by "what was I thinking"?!! A balance of spontaneous sewing and more deliberate moments is a nice routine. Patches of wide open space offers a stage for the quilting.
Looking back on a few notes I made during this process, I can share that I had a jolly good time from start to finish.
|CRAYONS 45" x 44"|
|photo taken in the studio at MADELINE ISLAND SCHOOL OF THE ARTS|