|At Island Quilter with Kristin, me, Freddy, Janet and Karen.|
She was wearing her trademark big red glasses and had a big red tote and red nail polish, but otherwise she was dressed all in black and white. Her quilts were being exhibited through October, and it was one of the most colorful exhibits I've ever seen.
The most surprising thing I heard her say is that she didn't start quilting until she was 60 and she's now 83.
Freddy was there last week for a book signing and tea. I bought "Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again," written with Gwen Marston, and naturally she signed it in RED. Her other two books are "Collaborative Quilts," also written with Gwen, and "Freddy's Houses."
Her quilting mantra is
RED IS A NEUTRAL.
She said she uses black and white to give the eye a place to rest.
Here are some examples:
Another tidbit she offered about her freewheeling style is: "If it's too big, cut it down. If it's too small, add something." You can see that in this lively basket quilt, with the detail below showing how some basket bottoms are cut off and others float on the background.
She also uses a lot of polka dots, and she spent a lot of time at Island Quilter's excellent polka dot shelf:
She said this next quilt, "Little House In Big Woods" represents Gwen Marston's house, which is all by itself surrounded by woods on an island in a lake.
|"Little House In Big Woods" by Freddy Moran|
The backs are almost as much fun as the fronts. I'm showing the detail of this sun quilting on a backside because the fabric is called "Madison WI," which is where my son lives. (Not that he ever reads my blog.)
The rest of the photos are just eye candy. You can see more of the exhibit on my earlier post: http://sherriequilt.blogspot.com/2013/10/red-is-neutral-freddy-says.html
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.
|The cash register was a busy place during the event.|
Have a colorful day