Liberated Medallion Quilts
Liberated Medallion Quilts By Gwen Marsten
Liberate your inner (quilt) medallion! Are medallion quilts truly as traditional as we think they are? In her third book on Liberated quiltmaking techniques, Gwen argues that the women who made antique quilts were very improvisational, more so than many contemporary quilters. And medallion quilts show this very well. She provides a brief bit of medallion quilt history and then presents 7 exercises or ‘how-tos’ to unleash each quilter’s creativity. If you like precision, fine. Get liberated with color. If you prefer carefully orchestrated color, also fine. You don’t have to sacrifice good technique or traditional ideas when making an original, one-of-a-kind, Liberated quilt. Gwen troubleshoots as she goes, so that your Liberated medallion experience will be a truly joyful journey as you add to your proficiency as either a traditional or contemporary quilter.