Monday, October 14, 2013

BIQR 2013: Gwen's Show and Tell

One of the highlights of BIQR for me is Gwen's lecture/show and tell on Wednesday morning. This year, our theme was "Looking Forward" and Gwen picked some of her favourite quilts to show us.

Someone once told her that the borders should be in scale with the piecing. She obviously disagreed!

Simple piecing with a few rogue blocks.

Lots of the handles!

Red baskets with dancing handles.

More applique, completed while travelling. The quadrants are not all the same.

Another wonderful two colour quilt.
Gwen's first liberated star quilt.
A more recent liberated star quilt. I love how the on point setting pops the starts out into the border.
Gwen's favourite quilt showcasing of the people, animals and things that bring meaning to her life.
Gwen is a big fan of string quilts.
Gwen gave us a mini lesson on how she makes string blocks without foundations.
Creative hands
Amazing hand quilting. She did a mini lesson on hand quilting too.
A look at Gwen's quilting frame posts.
These hands have done a lot of this!
Gwen always leaves the quilts out for us to look at them more closely. 
So much inspiration!


  1. Did you stop by our local Hearts to Holly Quilt shop in Charlevoix, Mi? We had some of Gwen's students come by. I know a lot of ladies really look forward to her retreats... she's a great teacher.

    1. My two quilting friends and I were there on Thursday of week 4. Beautiful store. I spent some money there....