It was an amazing weekend with Gwen Marston, my new BFF! ;-)
My Liberated Amish is almost finished. I wanted to show Gwen how Tonya has been inspiring and motivating us. Tonya, were your ears burning? Not to worry, just us over on the west coast singing your praises for your Word Play book. It was a kick to be able to show this piece to Gwen.
Indigo Threads, aka Sharon, stayed at my house over the weekend. Having a roomie made this so much more like a retreat. We didn't cook or clean, just talked quilts all weekend long. Here is Sharons Lib Log Cabin. She even jumped off with the border. Don't you love the blue/green combo? And the dark purple just gives her work punch. Fabulous!
There is so much to say about taking a day off work to quilt, but to have a workshop with someone as prolific as Gwen Marston, well, that was the best "mental health" day one could have. She is the most generous and funny woman. Her heart is full of love and passion for quilting and quilters. She made every one of us feel special and talented.
A HUGE shout out to Lee at Two Thimbles for making this happen, without her perseverence and dedication to bringing world class teachers to our area, this would not have happened. Thank you Lee!
Stay tuned for day two with Gwen.