Beaver Island woman authors book on passion for quilting

Revel in this dazzling self-curated collection of Gwen Marston’s more than five-decade passion for quiltmaking.

Gwen Marston of Beaver Island, Michigan, is a professional fiber artist, award-winning author, and teacher.


Her quilts have been exhibited numerous times nationally and internationally. She lectures and leads workshops throughout the world.

Her masterful body of work is presented in a single vibrant volume of stunning photography for the first time ever.

From her early pieces inspired by Mennonite quilts to her innovative work with appliqué and texture to her exploration of modern design, Gwen’s aesthetic has remained a glorious marriage of freedom in construction, expert use of unexpected colors and negative space, and happy design surprises.

See more than 80 quilts representing more than 40 years and a variety styles—all united by a common thread: the artist Gwen Marston.

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A Common Thread By Gwen Marston will be available in August for $36.99.

ISBN: 978-1-60468-813-9


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