See, I had a meeting at the time that registration for workshops opened for QuiltCon last year so I wasn't going to be able to register myself. My husband was going to be home that day though so I sat him down the night before, made him watch the "How to register for QuiltCon" video that the Modern Quilt Guild released and gave him my wish list of classes. We went over what order to try registering. Yes, I even had plan B and Cs for him, but I threw out plans D, E and F (you're welcome, honey). My top choices were classes with Gwen Marston and Melissa Averinos. He was such a good sport about it; mostly he found it so bizarre and amusing. I think.
The next morning as I left for work, I told him, "there's no pressure and I'll be happy with whatever options you can get for me." I don't think he really believed me. At 10:07, he sent me a text that I got my top choices. Eeeek! It took all of my self-control not to jump up and down at work when I got that text, but there may have been an impassioned "yes" accompanied by a fist pump. I am a professional, you know. ;)
So now I was going to QuiltCon and I was going to take classes with Gwen and Melissa. Woo hoo!
I'll do another post for the class with Melissa, but today, I'll share some photos about the class with Gwen Marston. It did not disappoint!
Gwen's small studies:
One of my favourites of Gwen's small studies:
Gwen demonstrating some of the techniques she taught us:
Trying to get out of my comfort zone with this colour palette:
A little better:
Some progress on the different units:
Playing with placement:
Starting to come together:
Gwen and me! Eeek!
Some of my classmates work -- I can't remember who did what, but aren't they fabulous? Loved seeing the variety of work.
If you ever get a chance to take a class with Gwen Marston, take it. You will not regret it!