Sunday, 4 March 2018
We have a new member
Too much excitement - a new artist and a new member. She is a South African, living in Durban and Phil approached her with the invitation to join us. I am delighted to say she has accepted. I have sent her an invite to register with our blog so she can post things, but in the meantime she has sent this bio:
Welcome Allison, good to have you join us.
My name is Allison Moorcroft and I started quilting in 1993. After a slow start, I completed a few commissioned quilts and have exhibited my work in England, France, USA, Japan, Taiwan and of course, South Africa.
Won an Over-locker and later an Embroidery machine entering Bernina Competitions. Over the years I have gravitated to Fibre Art work away from Traditional quilting. Besides being a member of one of our local Quilting Guilds, I am also part of a small group called ‘The Arty Farty girls’.
As we live on a yacht, I simply do not have the luxury of a reasonably sized studio which compels me to create smaller pieces of artwork. My artist husband is my worst critic [or is it best?].
A picture I found of Allison sewing a commissioned quilt designed by her husband - it is a special kind of sailing spinnaker parachute (2014).
Posted by Hilary at 15:02