Thanks, Karen Griska, for such a nice post featuring my "Whooville" quilt on your blog; The Selvage Blog. You have been such an inspiration for me and my application of selvages in creative quilt making.
Yesterday I received my copy of Liberated Quiltmaking II, by Gwen Marston. Gwen has a great website that you can check out here.
Karen has a really wonderful quilt on page 43.
Tonya, of Lazy Gal Quilting, has a quilt on page 123 featuring her innovative liberated alphabet.
When I lived in Illinois, I had the great pleasure of attending Gwen's retreat 1994-1999. Gwen has informed my quilting in many, many ways. Her influence still speaks to me in the sewing room. She has given me permission to make quilts "my way". She offers this great gift to all you have been fortunate to be her student.
Here is a quilt that I made using Gwen's liberated house technique and Tonya's letters. Thanks to Kathy, Sheila and Mary who sent me blocks! This quilt includes an out-house, a puppy store, bird house and many other surprises.
A block I made for an exchange for St. Patrick's Day. So simple, yet so satisfying.
And this quilt is one of my favorites. I swapped blocks with my dear friend, Mary Pat, shortly after moving to NJ. I just love that it incorporates our individual styles. It was so much fun, I may have to do this again!
So in conclusion, I say up with Women's Lib - liberated quilt making, that is :)