Tribute to Rosalie

The prolific quilt and stitchery designer Rosalie Dekker died at the end of 2017, she had been ill and then in remission then ill again for about 10 years. During that time she kept doing what she loved, creating beautiful things. Today I went to a display of her work at Patchwork with Gail B in Bayswater. Rosalie was a frequent tutor at this shop and kept many of her samples there.IMG_7716

It was quite amazing to see everything in the one place, including most of her fabric ranges and patterns. Her style and colour palette is immediately recognisable to anyone who frequents quilt shops and shows in Australia. She loved Scandinavian embroidery and pretty pastels with the occasional bright thrown in. Popular patterns were published under her previous name, Rosalie Quinlan.

It is a lovely tribute and can be seen until the shop closes at 1.00 on Saturday.

Donations made are going to Rosalie’s specified charity, Love Your Sister. As a thank you there is a pretty tin and stitchery.


This will fit into the redwork quilt I am slowly stitching.


2 responses to “Tribute to Rosalie

  1. I only knew the “Quinlan” name, so I didn’t immediately realise who had died when I saw announcements about Rosalie Dekker. Very sad. The display is lovely – and that tin would be irresistible to me if I’d been there!

  2. Jenni Strachan

    I also only knew the “Quinlan” name. So sad, loss of a very talented lady. You know what I am like with tins……may need to go for our weekend drive this morning.

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