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?
A:  No

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?
A:   No

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?
A:   Slovakia

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?
A:   May

Q:  Name one thing not many people know about you
A:I   love to sing

Thank you Frances!!

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