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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Meet Frances van Schalkwyk, candidate quilt judge
Frances van Schalkwyk
Frances, a professor and the director of the Art School at the CUT is currently doing a course to become a quilt judge. This is a tedious process stretching over 2 years with 4 existing judges as tutors each giving her 6 assignments to complete. These covered every single aspect of every quilt technique. She will complete this course with a practical judge exam at the Stellenbosch National Festival in July 2011.
I gave my questionnaire to Frances to complete. Hopefully this way we’ll get to know each other.
Q: In short tell us a little about your family:
A: Born and bred in Bloemfontein, I am married to Dries for 34 years, and we raised 3 boys and a daughter. Three of the children are married but no grand children yet. We live on a beautiful southern Free State farm in the Jagersfontein district, and I commute between Bloemfontein and Jagersfontein for my work at the Central University of technology.
Q: Are you a morning or night person?
A: Night person, and love to quilt till midnight.
Q: Which do you prefer – sweet or salty snacks?
A: Sweet snacks like a tin of condense milk
Q: Do you collect anything and what?
A: I can’t resist a recipe book.
Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
A: An eagle
Q: What is your favorite color?
A: All the bright colours on the colour wheel
Q: Do you believe in ghosts?
Q: Do you have any other hobbies apart from quilting?
A: Traditional hand embroidery work
Q: Have you even been addicted to a computer/video game and which one?
Q: Name ONE bad habit you have and are aware of.
A: Speaking my mind without thinking
Q: What do you regard as your best personality trait?
A: I love challenges!
Q Are you mostly a messy or clean person?
A: Clean but not always tidy
Q: If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Q: What is your favorite drink?
A: Ricoffy Coffee with Long Life full cream milk
Q: What is your favorite gift to receive?
A: Fabric and diamonds
Q: Which type of gift do you like the least?
A: Body cream
Q: If you could change your name, what would it be?