Merrilyn George

Quilter - Ohakune Historian - Bookmaker - Kaiako (Tutor)

Resume / CV

Curriculum Vitae for Merrilyn George

 Academic Record

Qualifications and Fellowship

Homecraft Teachers Certificate !966

Home Economics Teachers Diploma 1981

Diploma Specialist Subjects (Sec) 2005

Royal Society of New Zealand Fellow 2002

 

Employment Record

Ruapehu College, Ohakune 1966 – 1969

St Joseph’s School Ohakune 1970-71

Hato Paora College, Feilding 1973- 1978

Feilding Agricultural High School    1974

Ruapehu College         1978- 2015

 

Major subjects taught in the above schools to University Entrance/ level 3

Textile Technology

Visual Arts

Art History        

Maori Language

Maori Culture

Food Technology and Nutrition

Field Maori

 

Adult Education classes and teacher workshops taken over last 6 years

Quilting Arts

Dyeing to Colour

The Art Quilt

Creative Textile Techniques

Mud Painting

Taaniko weaving

Pacific Patterns

Icon painting

Maori design

Surface design

 

Awards and publishing- quilting

I have had quilts accepted in all national exhibitions since 1997.

Best Wall Quilt 1997 NANZQ

Two suitcase awards 1997

1998 Best of Country World Quilt and Textile Competition Pasadena California

1999-2003 World Quilt and Textile show

1999 Merit Best machine quilting NANZQ

1999 Part of Bernina World Quilt appointment diary

1998-1999 Bernina advertisement 1998-99

Hoffman challenge 1997-1999(Winner)

2000 Norsewear exhibits (2)

2001 Opotiki Fibre and Fleece

2001 NANZQ symposium 2 suitcase merits and Best child’s quilt

2002 Braemar Gallery NSW Exhibition

2002-2004 Contemporary Quilts Te Pataka Porirua

2004 Auckland Exhibition to support Americas Cup

2005 Best Back Art NANZQ Auckland Symposium/Judge award

UNICEF cards 2004, 2005

2006 profile in ‘Stitch’

2010 profiled in Quilts around the World (Australasian/NZ section) by Spike Gillespie.

 

 

 

Exhibitions

2005 Auckland Taumata Gallery

1998 Cancer Society Ohakune

2000 Sing Aotearoa Exhibition for NZ Choral Festival

2004 The Mill, Dreadnought Road

2005 Winter Art Exhibition Ohakune

2007 Collective at Jensen Gallery Palmerston North  

2009 Made in NZ 11 Exhibition 

2011 Connections(Collective) Morrinsville 

2014 Set Apart Whanganui July

2014 Set Apart Christchurch October

2015 Set Apart Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Palmerston North 

2015 Set Apart Island  Bay Wellington June and Marton October

 

Reviews/Writing

American Quilter Magazine Winter 1999

Quilters Newsletter 2005

Profile NZ Quilter No 52 July 2005

Regular review of individual quilts NZ Quilter

Top Tips NZ Quilter 2011

Review Set Apart NZ Quilter No  89

Quilters Companion (Australia) Issue 70 2014 

Down Under Textiles(Australia) Issue 18 2015 

 

 

Quilts in possession of

owners in NZ, England, Scotland, Australia,  France and in Head Office Bernina Switzerland, The Hague.

Maungarongo Marae and Ruapehu College (public places)

 

History

Books published

1980 Ruapehu College silver jubilee,

1990 Ohakune – Opening to a New World (recieved the J Sherrard award from Canterbury University for the best published regional books 1990).

Ohakune Karioi Rugby Football Club 100 years souvenir programme and history 

2006 Editor, Ruapehu College  50th jubilee publication A Mountain of Difference Made