Canadian, Dale Allen-Rowse has been quilting since the birth of his niece in 1999 when he first taught himself how to make baby quilts on a tour bus for a ballet company. Ever since, Dale has been sewing up a storm. Taking classes where available, learning on his own, then launching Quilting Cowboy online in 2005 with a YouTube channel, Facebook Page and website to share his insights with a larger audience.
APRIL 2020 Pottery was inspired by nostalgia for my childhood in Canada in the 70s. I remember the art objects we had around the home and things that made me feel inspired, even as a kid. One such item that I always loved was our family pottery collection and how with age it would patina. The crackle effect of this process I found endlessly interesting; like looking down at a cityscape from an airplane. It was this feeling of childhood wonder and nostalgia that I wanted to capture and my design paint is a direct reflection of this.--Dale Allen-Rowse