Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Gwen Marston Quilt Art Tiles



Gwen Marston is known for being an extremely talented, world re known quilter and grand dame of the Liberated Quilting movement. But did you know, she's never *sold a quilt? Or did you know that you can buy art tiles that replicate her unique quilting designs and allow you to own a piece of Gwen's quilting art in your own home or office?

The 'Quilt Designs on Tile" are available only from the Loudeac Tile Studio in New York. An exclusive line of ceramic art tiles. As Loudeac says: << >>


We are excited to be able to offer you these original designs on ceramic tile. To make the tiles, ultra-high resolution images of the quilts were used , some whole quilts, some single blocks. This means a completely unique kind of arttile that has strong graphic design qualities but also conveys the fabric medium. On many of our tiles, the
texture of the quilt work is visible.

The range of the designs--from bold and jazzy to earthtoned and traditional--will suit many tastes and decors. And, like all our tiles, these tiles are both decorative and functional. Beautiful displayed on an easel or adorning a wall, but also suitable for kitchen backsplashes and most other indoor tile installations.
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I was so excited when I discovered these, that I knew I just had to share them, no matter how hard it was to work on them using two different airport Internet services. I am in Alaska now, using my laptop on dial up to try to correct the graphics errors some of you might have already seen. Hopefully, Gwen's beautiful carefully selected tiles are all here to be admired and possibly even purchased.

*When Gwen says 'she's never sold a quilt" she's being incredibly modest. She not only gives them away, but donates them generously to auctions. When we were in Sisters last summer, Cher of Marathon Quilter, bid on and won a beautiful little art quilt...postcard sized. The other one she also bid on, someone else got. And it looked very much like my first art tile shown. Cher's is softer toned and can be found at her blog in a previous Sisters Quilt Show post.

I know I would LOVE to own one of these!!!!
Gwen Marston Quilt Designs on Tile by Loudeac Studio

with heart and hands,
hard at work in Alaska,
Michele

Loudeac Tile Studio and Gwen's Ceramic Art Tiles

LINKS:
Liberated Quilting

Liberated Quilting Challenge

Liberated Quilting: Free Patterns, Blocks, and Tutorials

Word Play (Quilts)

9 comments:

  1. Awesome - thank you (!!!!!) for sharing this...

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  2. I love the tiles..may have to get some, thank you for sharing that link. You made me tear up with your soldier story! Thank you for your generosity!

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  3. Her work is beautiful! It's so fun to learn about such skilled artists.

    By the way, I'm almost, just about, very near done with my AAQI quilt. I gave it a lot of thought since I learned about this project from you and finally decided what I wanted to do that I felt would have meaning. I'm not using any normal quilt rules and just made it all up in my head before drawing it on paper. Then I got the fabrics I wanted and set to work. I'm enjoying the process and think it will definitely be done tomorrow.

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  4. I love the second one. Isn't that in her last book?

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  5. Beautiful! What a cool idea! Leave it to you to find us something like this. Really neat to see.

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  6. I discovered this at least a year or more ago-and own the purple background one..love having it-I also was the lucky winner of the small framed quilt Postcard she made for the auction at the last Sisters week of classes. I just need to order her latest book for my growing Gwen collection :-)

    However, her tile collection has grown and I love the additional ones, so I may have to put another on my wish list ! thanks so much for sharing...

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  7. Wow! These are fabulous. Thanks for sharing. I may have to put them on my wish list for my birthday.

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  8. Hi Michele,
    I just read your post from yesterday and have tears in my eyes. You really are a treasure and I feel honored to know you. I hear a lot of people talk about what they are going to do but not a lot of conversation about actual action. A simple act of kindness, no political crap, and you made such a difference. Your simple act made others think about kindness toward their fellow humans beings. It just doesn't get any better than that.
    Adoring you from the right coast, much too far away.
    Hope all is well with you and your family.
    Thanks for showing the Gwenny tiles. Love her.

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  9. What a lovely idea--tiles!

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.