A year ago I took a class from Gwen & Freddy at The Stitchin' Post in Sisters Oregon.  They had been on my "bucket list" and it was time to kick one off my list.  The class was three days long and we used every minute to create.  Gwen is the designer, Freddy the color expert.  It became apparent I was the only one in the class who used another table for my fabrics.   So I share with you a couple pictures of my mess.

The M&M's are quilters vitamins....don't they look good with my fabric?

Gwen & Freddy met at a Quilt conference and became quick friends, although they are different as night and day.  Freddy is very colorful and lives in a bold colored house in California, where as, Gwen is simple and lives in a house in the woods, back East.  It was so fun watching them together.  Gwen took incredible care of Freddy and they were often found in a corner laughing.  Here they are intertwined as we walked to lunch.
Here are a couple more pictures of them....
And last...... here is how my quilt started,
Keep in mind Freddy says the color "red" is a neutral. 

I started out designing this quilt and making blocks that are my favorite.  You see the baskets in the middle, chickens on the side and then I started adding houses, specifically bird houses to the bottom.  I have had it hanging on the far wall of my sewing room for a year trying to decided where each color and block fits best.  Tomorrow I will share with you the quilt I came up with. 


  1. I'm still waiting for "tomorrow" to see the quilt you came up with...betting it's awesome.

  2. I had a workshop with Gwen and Freddy March,2010 in Texas. It was absolutely wonderful. In fact, it is hard to describe how they are unless you have been with both of them. They are both so helpful and bring out everybody's creativity!