Did ya'all hear me yelling and jumping up and down yesterday? I got a letter from Gwen Marston!!! Woohoo doesn't even begin to describe it. She included two postcards featuring some of her recent work in solid fabrics. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.
If I understand Gwen's letter correctly she's working on a little book featuring her quilts made in solids and it will be available on her webpage in August. I will definitely keep checking on that and I'll let you know when I learn more. The next Collaborative Quilting book with Freddy Moran won't be out until July 2009. Wish it were sooner, but happy all the same.
I wrote to Gwen last month to tell her about the book I'm writing (with a partner - you'll hear more about that one of these days) on the letters etc. I wanted to make sure she was okay with it since it's going to be full of techniques that I learned from her. I promised we'd give her lots of credit and were certainly going to use our own words, illustrations and quilts.
Well what a wonderful, sweet, positive letter I got in return. She's okay with the book and is happy to have people teaching and writing Liberated techniques so long as we say where we got the inspiration. Well I definitely got all mine from Gwen - I hope I've made that clear over the years.
I couldn't sleep last night I was so excited. I called Bonnie and read the letter to her - I just had to share with someone who could manage more than a "that's nice, honey." I am thrilled. I was so nervous to write to Gwen, but turned out I didn't need to be. What a sweetie. My husband wants to know if I'm going to frame the letter. You know what, I just might!