Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Celebrating Gwen!

Photo Courtesy of Michele Bilyeu
If you are a follower of Gwen Marston you will know that 2013 is the last year Gwen will host, and teach at, the Beaver Island Quilt Retreat in September. The Retreat will still carry on, but will be hosted by Gwen's friends, Sue Nickels and Pat Holly.

So I wondered how we could celebrate Gwen's retirement and show her how much we appreciate her work and style of quilting, and hit upon this idea.

How about making a liberated block of your choosing and size. It could be a liberated star, a liberated tree, a small liberated solids block, anything!

Carol Vandenberg at Quilt as Desired is going to the Retreat in September and has kindly offered to take the blocks with her to present to Gwen. They have to with Carol by the 1st September.

If you are interested in participating leave me a comment and make sure I can contact you so I can send you Carol's address in Canada.

Perhaps you'd like to pass the word on too, though make sure your readers/Followers comment here so I can keep count of the blocks.

More soon.

14 comments:

Brenda said...

sure, I'd love to make one. thanks for organizing this.

Nifty Quilts said...

Count me in! What a lovely idea.

YankeeQuilter said...

I'd love to make a block! Great idea...

roccagal said...

I am totally interested! I am in Canada so please send the Canadian address!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Great idea! Any size or shall we try to make it easier on her to throw them all together? Oh wait, Gwen can do anything with anything! But still..any guidelines?

liz said...

I would love to make a quilt block for Gwen please contact me

Clare Worthy said...

Liz - you are on no reply. I cannot contact you and you do not appear to have a blog. Can you please email me. Thanks.

Heather Hasthorpe said...

I would like to do this, Gwen's books are inspirational .
Heather
Withoutpins.blogspot.co.uk

Yvonne said...

I would love to make a block for Gwen. She is one of my favourite persons. I was fortunate to go to her retreat when it was still on Beaver Island in 2007 after having met her at Sisters the previous year.

She is coming to New Zealand in July and will be staying with me 5 days before she teaches at the New Zealand Quilt Symposium. Lucky aren't I?

So can you please send me the address and I'll be happy to participate.

Oh yes "Mum's the Word" I'll keep quiet about this project

Yvonne

Clare Worthy said...

Yvonne - you are on no reply. I can't contact you. Please email me.

Yvonne said...

Sorry Clare but not sure where to find your email address. I have just ticked the follow-up to email address so maybe you can get me now. Yvonne

Clare said...

Yvonne - you can email me at lebrouillac at gmail dot com. Thanks.

Barbara said...

I'll be going to the retreat for two weeks (very lucky me) and will be happy to contribute a block.

Nancy said...

Yes, count me in and thank you for organizing it. A great idea. I'm looking forward to BIQR Week 4!