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:


          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).

Welcome Allison, good to have you join us.

Hilary

8 comments:

  1. Well hello Allison! Congratulations on joining this fabulous group. I am quite a new member too,and am so happy to hear you have joined us. A yacht for home... How fantastic!
    Best wishes Claire

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    1. Thank you Claire,
      Living on a yacht is not as romantic (fantastic) as it's made out to be.
      Allison

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  2. Hello Allison. Hope you have as much fun as I am having being a member of this super blog group.Welcome.
    Rosemary

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  3. So glad to have you with us Allison! I’d love to see what your studio looks like on a yacht....

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    1. Thank you Helena,

      My studio was one of the cabins in the boat but we threw out the mattress and Lawrence raised the floor to accommodate a chair. At the moment it's rather a mess because I am trying to clear most of the 'clutter', but then I start a new challenge......!
      We are getting the yacht ready to sell.
      Allison

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