Merelyn Pearce

Merelyn Pearce

Merelyn Pearce has been quilting for over 20 years, developing a unique and recognisable style through her use of colours, and detailed applique and quilting. Her works glow due to bright colours on  black backgrounds.  They are intensely free-motion quilted using her BERNINA 820.

«I love the freedom that my BERNINA gives me to enhance my hand applique with many and varied quilting designs.»

Picture: Merelyn Pearce

Merelyn started quilting 22 years ago, making a creative transition from pottery to fabric. She soon discovered her passion lay in hand applique, and in 2000 began a series of quilts celebrating the work of Australian artist Margaret Preston. This collection took a decade of creativity, each quilt taking years to complete. The process of quilting these six masterpieces was greatly enhanced by use of her Bernina machines. The sensitivity of tension adjustment on the machines made it easy for her to experiment with different threads and gain satisfying results.