Sonya Prchal

New Zealand

Creating art quilts capturing New Zealand’s beautiful animals and scenery has been my passion since moving to Northland 19 years ago. I am a textile artist and tutor whose work is predominantly realistic in style. I love sharing my skills and encouraging participants to gain confidence while learning new techniques.

After finding it difficult to source certain types of fabrics I started customising my own fabrics with paint and fabric markers. The potential for this is unlimited. 

Free motion stitching is another passion of mine whether it be quilting or thread painting animals to enhance my quilts.

I love sharing my techniques and have had the pleasure of teaching all around New Zealand. My classes consist of thread painting, fabric painting, applique, hand stitching and landscape design.