Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Freddy and Gwen: In Sisters Again!


If you attended the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show, you couldn't help but notice the shimmering energies of quilts that filled every surface of this little western town. And among the brightest of the brights, were the innovative quilts of Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston.














From the quilts that paraded through the picnic in the park, to the quilts that hung on walls of town buildings, their bright and creative designs seemed to bridge the passageway of the The Gee's Bend Quilters and their fabulous quilts on the side of the Stitchin' Post, to the equally lovely but perhaps more traditional quilts, that graced so many of the buildings around town.





Gwen Marston, known for her historical knowledge of quilts and quilting design, and Freddy Moran, famous for her use of colors and non-traditional designs, have once again collaborated in the creation of new and stunning quilt patterns in what is quickly evolving into a fabulous art form of their own. These and other quilts and the evolution of their history and design is described by Freddy and Gwen in their new book, released just in time for the Sisters, Oregon showcase.

And, as my Frugal Friday offer on July 24th, I am giving away a free copy of their fabulous book "Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again: Freewheeling Twists on Traditional Quilt Designs", where the ideas, patterns and tips to create these quilts and 62 others are showcased.

I was selected by the book's production and design company Red Lips 4 Courage Communications to offer the book in a blog drawing and the chance to show support for Freddy and Gwen and prove the power of quilting blogs and bloggers.

Please join me this Friday for the give-away, leave a comment to enter the drawing and then share that give-away post's link in a post note on your own blog. This is a huge opportunity to increase visibility for Freddy and Gwen's new book and to encourage additional opportunities for all of us as quilting bloggers to be involved in creative marketing strategies!

I have been told that the post and all of the responses and comments on it will be sent to Freddy and Gwen, themselves. So, please come back on Friday and contribute with some creative comments of your own and check back next Frugal Friday for the winner!!!

Sisters OR: The Little Town With a Big Heart

Free Freddy and Gwen Book to Give-Away! scheduled to post on Friday 2/24/09 at 7AM
Leave a comment to enter the drawing then!

LINKS:
Liberated Quilting

Liberated Quilting Challenge

Liberated Quilting: Free Patterns, Blocks, and Tutorials

Word Play (Quilts)