North Carolina Quilt Symposium–Rosalie Dace

I recently took a class at the annual North Carolina Quilt Symposium, which this year was held in Asheville, relatively close to where I live. The class was taught by Rosalie Dace, an art quilter who lives in South Africa.  The focus was on techniques for putting lines into quilts.  Since she is an art quilter, there were many techniques that wouldn’t be used in utility quilts, but it was fun to try them out anyway.

Here are a couple of Rosalie’s quilts that were on display at NCQS.

NC quilt symposium

Here and Now, by Rosalie Dace

Rosalie Dace

African Blues, by Rosalie Dace

You can see more on her website.

And here are the items I made in class with her.  The first is not intended to be a finished piece; it was just made to try out various techniques.

I doubt this next block will be part of a quilt any time soon, but it was fun to make.

Later on I’ll have pictures of quilts made by some of the other teachers.  When I saw them, I wished I had been able to take more than one class!

13 thoughts on “North Carolina Quilt Symposium–Rosalie Dace

  1. I took a similar class at Sisters around 5 years ago. She is a fascinating artist and instructor. I’ve used a technique or two from it. Probably if I were to take it again I’d learn and use more. Saturation strikes after a couple.

  2. I met Rosalie a couple of times as she comes to Sisters a lot and she is an honorary member of our Central Oregon SAQA group – her talent is amazing! Your talent is amazing too – love your pieces!

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