Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vermont Quilt Festival - Gwen Marston "Less is More"

One more post about the Vermont Quilt Festival.

One highlight for me was this striking exhibit of Gwen Marston's small quilts.  Stunning, stunning, stunning, and snapshots don't convey the glowing beauty of these pieces.

I was lucky enough to be around for Gerald Roy's gallery talk through Gwen Marston's "less is more" exhibit.   He was such a good communicator and I came away with a greater appreciation for color theory, and a feeling of wanting to learn more.

My mental notes:  Low contrast.  Interesting texture created by the quilting.  Solids.  Study the color wheel!  Less IS more.  

Totally inspiring!  

If you are making a Gwennie Inspired Medallion, tomorrow is the day we will share our CHILDHOOD borders and learn what the July theme will be!  I will put the linky up here first thing in the morning.  If you aren't caught up, no worries, just share what you have so far! 



  1. Gwen is a genius! I love everything she has ever done. Thanks for sharing the great photos.

  2. That quilt in the 3rd photo, G17, is amazing! It really feels like you are looking in through several successive windows. I am determined to get that same effect with mine. Maybe I should read the books, instead of just looking at the photos! Thanks for the inspiration, Cynthia!

  3. I am so excited to be able to take a class with Gwen in September . . . looking forward to the medallion link up.

  4. Oh thank you for sharing these beautiful quilts .... lucky you to have seen them !

  5. Ohhh what lovely quilts what inspirations. Thanks for taking the photos and sharing them with us all. Fabulous event colour combinations so simple but oh how restful and charming. Cheers Glenda

  6. Thank you for sharing Gwen's quilts ~ I was lucky to attend a one day class with Gwen here in Melbourne 2-3 years ago, it was so interesting hearing her thoughts & suggestions.


Thank you for visiting and commenting!