Welcome to the blogsite of the Tollgate Quilters Guild based in Durban KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

We are a diverse group with a variety of experience and quilting related interests and it is hoped that this will come through in the postings. This blog will feature different guild members commenting on their favourite quilty subjects and we hope that you will enjoy the variety of opinions expressed.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hennie Stroebel: Lecture at KZNQG

The lecture at the May meeting of the KwaZulu Natal Quilters Guild was about Hennie Stroebel, the icconic Durban embroiderer and ceramicist.

Hennie Stroebel is a completely self taught embroiderer, stitching for the past 18 years, expressing his love for the Levant ( Middle East to us mortals) and  his first major embroidery exhibition was held  last year at the KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts Gallery. 

You can see his incredible work at this site :  http://www.nsagallery.co.za/exhibitions/recollect_a_turquoise_journey.htm 

His attention to detail is stupendous, given that much of the work is on a small scale. He wields his needle like a paint brush, using thread in entirely new ways.

There is also information about the artist.


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