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Liberated Quiltmaking II

Liberated Quiltmaking II

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Item Number: 8147
By: Gwen Marston
From: American Quilter's Society (December 16, 2009)

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Liberated Quiltmaking II — Review by Elisa Sims Albury
Do you have any quilt idols -- those quilters whose books you’ve bought, quilts you’ve drooled over, or techniques you would LOVE to learn? One of my “it girls” of quilting is Gwen Marston. Once (and still) known for her folk appliqué, Gwen now focuses on “liberated quiltmaking” (see her books “Liberated Quiltmaking” and “Liberated Quiltmaking II,” published by the American Quilter’s Society). The Sock Monkey quilt I shared with you some time ago was made with liberated techniques in a book by Gwen and Freddy Moran (Collaborative Quilting, Sterling Publishing 2006). --Elisa Sims Albury
editor, “Quilter’s World Newsletter,” online issue October 8, 2010, Vol. 7, No. 14 (Posted on 10/8/10)
Liberated Quiltmaking II — Review by Quilters Newsletter Magazine
This long-awaited follow up to Gwen’s 1996 “Liberated Quiltmaking” will satisfy quilters who enjoy working freely, without templates or precise patterns. If you haven’t tried this approach, here’s your chance. Learn the “non-rules” of design and the “ins and outs of liberated construction.” Choose one of the nine clearly illustrated processes and design a truly original quilt. Quilters Newsletter Magazine, October/November 2010, page 50. (Posted on 9/14/10)
“Gwen plumbs new depths in her liberated method of quiltmaking.” — Review by Quilter's Home Magazine
You’d think after two dozen books and 30 years stitching, this Quilt Queen would run out of ideas! Not happening anytime soon, apparently. In this sequel to her 1996 “Liberated Quiltmaking,” Gwen plumbs new depths in her stash and her students’/friends’ efforts in the liberated method of quiltmaking. Here’s what defines Gwen’s fabri-freedom: No rules, no prescribed finished dimensions, no cutting instructions and no worries about running out of fabric. For her second lib-book, Gwen has updated the lessons and totally blown any boundaries with a new set of quilts. Her quilts are gorgeous, vibrant, throbbing masses of color and stitching that leave you gasping for more. Read Gwen’s book and you can make them yourself! --“Quilter’s Home” magazine, August/September 2010, page 69. (Posted on 8/17/10)
Liberate yourself! — Review by American Quilt Retailer magazine
No templates, no patterns, no rules -- sounds good to me! “Liberated Quiltmaking II” by Gwen Marston is all about fun -- having stressless fun while quiltmaking. She teaches nine easy-handed techniques that result in visually exciting quilts. The results are not necessarily contemporary looking quilts, but free-spirited looking quilts. --“American Quilt Retailer,” May 2010, page 6. (Posted on 5/10/10)
Gwen Marston: Liberated Once More — Review by Small Quilts, quiltmaker.com
Gwen Marston published “Liberated Quiltmaking” in 1997, but she has been teaching her trademark concepts for at least twenty years. “Liberated Quiltmaking II” expands the concepts and tops them off with chapters on liberated medallions and liberated samplers. A gallery of great liberated quilts is the grand finale. Whet your appetite for creative thinking and out-of-the-box sewing with this colorful treasure. --“Small Quilts,” www.quiltmaker.com, page 9. (Posted on 4/30/10)
Marston’s “Liberated Quiltmaking II”...is packed with color. — Review by James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Gwen Marston’s “Liberated Quiltmaking II” represents an update on her “Liberated Quiltmaking” technique and provides step-by-step instructions, pieces samples, and examples without the usual pattern and template approach. The result is packed with color, and a very different kind of quilting guide! --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review, Needlecraft Shelf, March 2010. (Posted on 3/15/10)
A gorgeous guide highly recommended! — Review by James A. Cox
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LIBERATED QUILTMAKING II is the updated guide to author Gwen Marston's signature style of original quilts that can be made without using templates or set patterns. Full color photographs and step-by-step diagrams guide the reader through unique, distinctive, and individual designs that come alive rather than simply repeat a sterile, static image. A gorgeous guide highly recommended especially for intermediate and advanced quiltmakers interested in experimenting and putting their own personal stamp on their creations! --James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review, "Wisconsin Bookwatch," January 2010. (Posted on 1/19/10)

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