Facebook: Julie Tasker Textiles
One of Julie’s earliest memories is of sitting beside her Mum in the sewing room, ‘sewing’ holes in paper on a toy plastic machine. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Julie is drawn to explore ways of depicting animals or themes from nature in much of her work. Cutting, sewing straight and getting corners to meet she admits aren’t natural strengths, which is why she loves making art quilts! Raw-edge applique, thread sketching, free-motion quilting and wet felting are her most-loved methods of working.
Julie has won awards at the Harare Patchwork and Quilting Show in Zimbabwe and at the Ekka and Queensland Quilter’s Shows in Australia. She has also taught textile classes online and in-person in felting and thread sketching.
Elephant in the Zambezi
Retail Price: NFS
Dimensions: 91 x 138cm (H x W)
Statement: The Zambezi River is my most loved place on the planet and this is where this bull elephant was cooling off on a hot, dry summer’s day. Based on a photo by Michael Rooney.
Prizes: Queensland Quilters 2018- 1st Prize Art Pictorial Quilt