Merrilyn George is an award-winning contemporary artist, working with fibre, and any other means possible to tell a story. Her mostly narrative work is influenced by events in history, Maori art and the rich mountain environment in which she lives.
Merrilyn has exhibited and taught, nationally and internationally, and her work is in collections world-wide. She has had works featured in Quilters Newsletter, Quilters Companion, Down Under Quilts, Fabricate, Quilting Arts, NZ Quilter, Stitch, and Quilts around the World.
As an experienced teacher, Merrilyn loves teaching workshops. She will help students to draw from their environment and experience, to create works that bring the artist’s own voice.
Merrilyn was recently awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for services to education and the community of the central North Island Ruapehu District.