Gwen's new book, 37 Sketches, is our text for the retreat, a classy, gorgeous full color hardback, lovingly crafted by a small press, 37 small quilts beautifully photographed along with Gwen's commentary about her ideas and inspiration for making small quilts about 12 inches square. Check out her website for more info about the book.
Gwen is friends with Jean Wells whose newest book is called Intuitive Color and Design. This all started when Gwen had a few days free to stay with Jean in Sisters, Oregon, where she began experimenting with some of Jean's techniques, thus beginning a new quilting adventure and the new book.
|Here's Gwen explaining a motif in one of her 37 sketches.|
The first two photos are pieces from Gwen's 37 Sketches collection.
|Each "sketch" is just 12 inches square|
|The variations are intriguing|
These other photos are works in progress by some of the students. I am amazed at how quickly the time goes when a quiltmaker is "in the zone."