09 September 2009

Narelle Grieve - a fond farewell

Today, the 9-9-09, a dear friend passed away. Narelle Grieve was a lady and a larriken, and will be dearly missed.

A quilter of extraordinary skills, she is best-known for her fine handquilted white on white quilts. She was also the first recipient of the annual Rajah Award in 2005, presented by organisers of the annual Australasian Quilt Conference. She also acquired a comprehensive collection of antique quilts.

But, she was more than those accolades, and the many more I haven't mentioned. She truly was a 'lady', but when you got to know her, what a larriken, she was irreverent in the most lady-like way, truly smart and very inspiring.

I think its true that all who knew her loved her, and I for one, will be much sadder for her passing. Rest in Peace Narelle, you beautiful lady!


  1. Thank you for letting the quilting world know of Narelle's passing. Recently as I read old quilt mags I wondered about Narelle as she is not in the current issues as she once was. But her memory and quilts will live on.