Rosalie is a full time textile artist and quiltmaker in Durban, South Africa. She has a BA in Fine Art and English, and a post-graduate teaching diploma (U Ed), all from the University Of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She is passionate about colour, pattern, texture and has a lifelong interest in textiles and embroidery.
While valuing the traditions from which quiltmaking has come, she believes that a quilt should say something about its time and place in history. This, and her awareness of being a South African artist gives her work its particular character.
She has taught and exhibited art, quilt making, and embroidery, internationally for over 30 years in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and America. You will see her work in both private and public collections such as the Durban Art Gallery and First Rand Bank and has been published in numerous publications. Judging and jurying has become part of her involvement in the quilt world, and includes jurying for Quilts=Art=Quilts, Quilt National and Visions.