Thursday, March 7

Gwen Marston is coming!

I am so excited to announce this. Hosting famous quilters for workshops is always such a blessing, and this one is no different. I love Gwen's work. She has her own quirky style and has certainly influenced me greatly on my quilting journey.

This one isn't for a while, and we don't have ALL the details yet but I know it'll be popular so we will be taking expressions of interest.
PLEASE NOTE: If you're certain you'd like to come, then you can put your name down with a non-refundable deposit.
Places are limited!

Gwen will be teaching at Amitie on the 2nd of July 2013.
This workshop is based on Gwen Marston’s recent book, Liberated Medallion Quilts.

As with all of Gwen’s classes, she will present as wide a view of the topic as possible, so that students can make the kind of medallion they like best, be it more traditional or wildly liberated.  Medallions are one of the great historical styles and provide a wonderful format for designing quilts, one border at a time. Gwen will have samples of various types of Medallion quilts in class for visual aids.

Think about the style of medallion you want to make and bring appropriate fabric. If you want to make something in the Martha Washington style, bring early reproductions. If you want to make something in the Gwenny and Freddy style (Collaborative Quilting), bring brights, or you can do it with Aunt Gracie 30 prints, or in solids for a dramatic look.

Do some homework to help you decide what kind of quilt you like. Remember, a Medallion is a quilt that begins with a centre area of interest (either an interesting pieced or appliqué block or a unique fabric) and builds outwards in a series of borders. If you can’t figure out what kind of Medallion you want to make, bring some of your favourite fabrics and we will figure it out together.

It will be a typical Amitie workshop with lots of chatter, fun to be had. We will supply you with food too so you don't have to leave your work!

Call the shop on 09 9596 7225 to put your name down!

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