Rosalie Dace is a full time textile artist and quiltmaker whose work reflects her passion for colour, pattern and texture. She has had a lifelong interest in textiles and embroidery and has a degree in Fine Art and English. While she values the traditions from which quiltmaking has come, she believes that a quilt should say something about its time and place in history. This and her awareness of being a South African artist give her work its particular character.
Rosalie began her teaching career in South Africa teaching Art and English at a high school in Pietermaritzburg, and later taught in Grahamstown at the Johann Carinus Art Centre, the Grahamstown Technical College and at Rhodes University. She has been teaching quiltmaking and embroidery in South Africa since 1983, and has been invited several times to teach at quilt conventions and workshops internationally.
Together with Paul Schutte, Suzette Ehlers, and Odette Tolksdorf, Rosalie developed the South African Quilters' Guild training programme for judges. She has been an international judge and juror at various events including Quilt National and Visions.