Bennie Steyn (Thursday, 05 April 2018 19:27)
I have known you...rest in peace, Roy
jasmine (Monday, 07 August 2017 03:03)
thanks for this website! love your works - they are truly inspirational!
Paul (Sunday, 06 August 2017 08:23)
Great seeing you again You have come far in your art I was bowled over I do hope we can have afternoon tea when next you are in Brooklyn Kind Regards p
Maria (from Rudolph) (Friday, 14 April 2017 03:24)
Maria was here!
psychic by phone (Monday, 31 October 2016 10:12)
Trish Pepper (Tuesday, 25 October 2016 21:27)
Fondest memories of your trips to Perth in the 90s. I still treasure the quilt you made me and had it framed to hang on a wall. Had a wonderful evening with the indomitable Diane Bouchier last night
and we remember all those SAA fun lovers who would visit, including Enid Van Heerden, Lulu Lazarus, Nicky Dixon, Vika Fourie and Hannes du Plessis. Love to you from me.
Leon Rautenbach (Friday, 25 April 2014 10:37)
Hello my old friend. Your work is inspiring. We haven't spoken in absolute years. How are you keeping? Miss the old SAA days and all the fun we had.
Charene (Sunday, 23 February 2014 00:06)
Love your work - was at the November 2011 exhibition and have seen your work at other exhibitions as well. Always feel very fortunate to see your amazing work
william sheridan (Friday, 08 November 2013 14:26)
i just found you website and just getting to know my way around here from what i seen so far it fantastic keep up the super work i got to go now but i be back very soon best of luck to all you
people. graphics, very nice.very nice website. --------- www.we.hobbiesandcrafts.net
sally bamber (Thursday, 26 September 2013 02:13)
SUCH an inspiration, your exhibition at the Hilton festival. I've been in a fever of 'sewing' ever since. Many thanks,
Clare (Friday, 13 September 2013 05:10)
It was a delight to meet you at the Hilton Arts Festival and chat about your quilts. 'A true feast for the eyes'. The colours and patterns, shocking the senses, with vibrant life and wonder.
Malin J (Monday, 12 August 2013 06:23)
I have long frowned upon quilts for ther lack of creativity; -Well, you've shown me! Truly inspiring work, I'll look at quilting with new eyes from now on. I'm really happy to have come across your
website, and I hope that I get the opportunity to see one of your shows in the future.
Catherine Knox (Monday, 12 August 2013 05:08)
Yanni Meyer (Sunday, 14 October 2012 09:04)
Jou persoonsmoontlikhede manifisteer jou Roy. Ek is só bly jy het 'n medium gevind om gestalte te gee aan die mens wat ek weet jy is. Bravo.
Elmarie (Tuesday, 24 July 2012 07:24)
Freda Stroh (Friday, 16 March 2012 11:03)
Roy - Jou werk is AWESOME!!!! Baie groot werk en entosiasme gedoen!!
"He who doesn't treasure life, is not worthy of it." - Leonardo da Vinci.
gem homan (Friday, 02 March 2012 22:42)
All those beautiful colours. I love your passion for the art of quilting and I agree with your staement that quilting 'rules' are there to be broken. I don't think there are enough adjectives to
decribe how amazing your work is. Looking forward to the next creation.
griet lombard (Wednesday, 14 December 2011 13:39)
uit NZ...dis so besonders om jou werk te sien. Waar is die ou dae daar in Lida se huis op Kroonstad ?
Charlotte Engelbrecht (Thursday, 08 December 2011 13:10)
Your work is more beautiful than ever!
Robbie Pfister (Wednesday, 09 November 2011)
Roy, What an experiance to see some of your MASTERPIECES. Now we must see them "LIVE" and come and visit you. We are in Perth and were just talking about the days at the Transit Inn when we were here
for 17 days and you "schlepped" the machine in your Delsey.
We loved your website as well as the comments from people around the World.
Well Done Maestro!
All the BEST.
Robbie and Luciano
Shirley - Hobart Tasmania Australia (Saturday, 01 October 2011 17:21)
Great artistry, Roy! Love you work. Fully support and agree with your statement that you do not make quilts for the washing machine! Neither do I (but I am just a newby in this art) and still only
doing the basics and off pattern. Love your Mandela quilt!
Beverley -Ann Fink (Sunday, 18 September 2011 11:12)
You never cease to amaze me with your prolific use of colour & design .
You are an inspiration . Love the website .
Grace Nobili (Tuesday, 13 September 2011 13:38)
Congratulations Roy love your website and your work very inspiring
Kim (Monday, 15 August 2011 03:40)
Visited the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK this weekend and was absolutely blown away with 'Abel Ascending'. I could hardly tear myself away! So glad to have found your website and see the rest
of your work.
Marilyn Pretorius (Sunday, 14 August 2011 09:09)
Sjoe Roy, ek is nou so opgewonde om deur jou website te loer, absoluut wonderlik! Jou passie en energie vir jou werk is werklik besonders soos ook die uitstalling in Yokohama.
Johan Van Wyk (Tuesday, 19 July 2011 05:49)
Hi Roy, Long time no see no hear! Sit hier in Accra en bewonder jou ongelooflike quilts. Hoop dit gaan goed! Sal saam met Hannes 'n draai by jou kom maak. Mooi bly!
marie lambert (Tuesday, 19 July 2011 03:08)
roy i absolutely love what you do. you invited me to see your studio and i hope you rememder the invitation. I am in hospital at the moment and i love your work on your beautiful website. hope to see
your art in real life soon. love marie
Pam Gill (Friday, 01 July 2011 04:08)
Hello Roy! Can still see you sitting on "jump seats" and schlepping the sewing machine around on flights! What an absolute "Master" you have become of your trade .. and how your styles have changed
over the years! Always knew you were destined for greater things! Fabulous, doll! SO proud of you! Your creativity knows no bounds!
Valerie Hearder (Monday, 30 May 2011 18:55)
An impressive body of work - congratulations Roy.
Richard (Friday, 11 February 2011 05:38)
Ek Besit een van Roy se meesterstukke - Dit hang in my sitkamer - en dis al wat daar hang, die fokuspunt van die vertrek. Dankie vir die meesterstuk sal altyd na aan my hart wees.
Catherine Knox (Tuesday, 08 February 2011 02:24)
Your Yokohama show took my breath away. And so does your website. You are a complete inspiration, Roy. Thank you. Can't wait to see what pleasures you have for us at the National Quilt festival in
lesley jurgens (Friday, 28 January 2011 14:10)
What I am seeing I can't believe! Amazing work - your use of colour and movement your quilts are alive. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. In George we are trying to break from the
traditional and have started a fibre arts group and your work is a true inspiration.
TRIENIE KRUGEL (Tuesday, 04 January 2011 04:59)
BAIE GELUK MET 'N WONDERLIKE UITSTALLING, ASOOK WEBBLAD. EK ONTHOU NOG JOU EERSTE KWILT (BAIE LANK GELEDE) WAT ONS IN SASOLBURG IN DIE OPENBARE BIBLIOTEEK UITGESTAL HET!!!! JY HET 'N LANG PAD
Clive Lotter (Tuesday, 04 January 2011 02:20)
Fabulous talent! I don't dare show my wife your website...;)
Noriko Tonouchi (Tuesday, 07 December 2010 23:33)
Thank you very much for your wonderful Gallery and Stage Talk at Yokohama Quilt Week Show in Japan. Your exhibition was absolutely a great success and so many Japanese quilters were moved by your
work. Please come back to Japan when you have another beautiful 20 quilts. We are all waiting for you!"
tracy (Wednesday, 01 December 2010 10:55)
hello roy.Enid se skoonsuster hier, well done!
The Guys (Saturday, 20 November 2010 02:22)
Well done Roy. See you when you arrive back from Japan. Ps.: Can't wait to see the Tokyo Quilts. Jozua & Peet
English cocker spaniel (Wednesday, 06 October 2010 14:44)
Riël Colyn (Wednesday, 08 September 2010 13:55)
Roy Starke - will I ever forget how you tried to teach me to quilt while being snowed in in Zurich. Will I ever forget the Delsey suitcase, the materials, the sewing machine the treads. Will I ever
forget the enraptured Zurich quilting ladies when you spoke with fire and passion about quilting and thinking out of the box. Will I ever forget the special table being rolled into your room upon
arrival at the hotel - specially for your quilts. If nothing remains with me of years gone by - your energy and passion for your art will always be there. What a friend, what an artist - exceptional
and always mutating. What next may we ask? Only time Roy and his creative mind will show us. You make me proud. Well done - now take up that needle and quilt!!!
Magda (Tuesday, 24 August 2010 14:36)
Moes net weer kom kyk .... en kyk...en dit indrink! Baie werk vir die Yokohama Exhibition. Sou dit graag wou bywoon. Jy gaan hulle uitboul my vriend!
Marianne van Wyk (Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:55)
Die ander Starkes van Durbanville se groete
Adri van Wieringen (Tuesday, 13 July 2010 23:29)
Roy, welgedaan!!!!!!! Ongelooflike werk. Kan jy onthou onthou toe ek 20 jaar terug van jou werk gefotografeer het? Evolusie het plaas gevind.
André de Beer (Saturday, 29 May 2010 09:35)
Ek is so bly meer mense gaan nou jou talent kan bewonder, danksy jou internet webblad! Jou werk is wonderlik! Doen so voort!
Rudolph van Niekerk (Thursday, 27 May 2010 06:19)
Gerda Grobler (Tuesday, 25 May 2010 09:39)
Ek het nie woorde nie.
Jou werke bly maar net iets besonder.
Goed om te sien jy het nou jou eie blad.
Nou kan ons almal jou werke sien.
Jakaranda Kwilters Nuusbrief Redakteur
sue akerman (Saturday, 22 May 2010 09:11)
congratulations Roy. You are always an inspiration.
Margie Letts (Saturday, 22 May 2010 07:18)
congartulations Roy!!! I am thrilled you have your own web site. It is wonderful. Now the rest of the world has easy access to view your work.
Kathryn Harmer (Saturday, 22 May 2010 04:31)
I 1st saw your work at an exhibition held at the Grahamstown Festival and your marvelous ability to embrace a wildly colourfull palette and splash it about with seeming abandon grabbed me by the
throat and shook me up and down. I landed joyfully on my feet only to start vibrating with energy again. Congratulations Roy, your vivacious celebration of colour is wonderfull.
Sheila Walwyn (Saturday, 22 May 2010 04:03)
What a joy to discover your fabulously colourful website this morning. As the committee member tasked with hanging the exhibition for the National Quilt Guild Festival 2011 in Cape Town, I would be
so thrilled if you participated in our 'Alive with colour' theme
Dana Biddle (Saturday, 22 May 2010 02:20)
Congratulations Roy - this is a wonderful way for the world to be able to see your work.
Odette Tolksdorf (Saturday, 22 May 2010 00:59)
BRAVO Roy! It's good to see your wonderful work out and about in the world.
Enid Viljoen (Thursday, 20 May 2010 12:53)
Welkom op die maan!! Behalwe jou uitstaande werk is jy 'n vriend duisend. Baie dankie vir al jou hulp,geduld en dat jy bereid is om jou jarelange kennis met my te deel. Dankie vir die nuwe wereld wat
jy vir my oopgemaak het
Christo Rabie (Thursday, 20 May 2010 08:51)
The National Museum for Culture and History in Pretoria has been privileged to show case the textile art works of Roy Starke with enthusiastic feed back from the public.
He has transcended the traditional craft form of quilting into sublime fine art. In this regard he is a prophet not yet acknowledged fully in his own country.
Whilst still tapping into amazing technical skills of quilting, embroidery or needlework craftmanship, he simultaneously shows full awareness of composition, balance, movement and artistic
Standing in front of on of his larger than life format works, is a total onslaught on the senses. Be aware - the art work is a gigantic Wagner composition in large scale streams of movement and
colour. The compositions tend to be of abstract architectural construct without fixed rigid form - the enthusiasm, energy of life and exuberant emotion is much to strong for that.
My first impressions were that his colloristic use, phenomenal textures and strong compositios are the strong trade marks of an individualistic artist, and after observing the development of his work
over the past 10 years, the impression still remains.
Senior Education Officer
National Museum of Culture and History
Ingi (Thursday, 20 May 2010 04:58)
Nee, nee Almaro! Die rooi lyn is van My hart na SY hart. Ha, ha! Ek is so trots op hierdie nuwe stap Roy! Ry op die weë van die wye internet. Jy is en sal altyd 'n baie spesiale plek in my hart hê.
Almaro (Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:58)
As ek nou 'n rooi lyn na jou hart kan kry, wil ek net sê: "Wel gedaan. Ek is trots om jou vriend te wees."
Magda (Wednesday, 19 May 2010 06:31)
Jy slaan my asem weg!!! Ek sal nie slaap vir die volgende jaar as ek nie een van hierdie meesterstukke besit nie.
Pieter De Bruin (Sunday, 16 May 2010 08:45)
René Mulders (Saturday, 15 May 2010 14:44)
I AM THE PROUD OWNER OF THE PIECE NAMED,
~ LANDSCAPE ~
Johan Redelinghuys (Saturday, 15 May 2010 14:40)
WHEN 1ST I SAW ROY'S WORK, I WAS SPEECHLESS!!!
WHAT OTHER ARTIST DO WITH A PAINT BRUSH, ROY DOES WITH CLOTH. I CAN SIT FOR HOURS MEZERISED WITH ALL THE WORK THAT GOES INTO ONE ART PIECE AND HOW IT ENTERTAINS YOUR THOUGHTS.
ROY'S ART HAS NOT YET REACHED THE RECOGNITION IT DESERVES, AND WISH HIM EVERYTHING OF THE BEST.
Rene Mulders (Saturday, 15 May 2010)
Roy Strake. As mad as a hatter but with a very good soul and heart.
Roy's works of art is truly amazing. It is literaly like cloth "imaginary", flowing from a painting artist paint brush. His ideas comes from, like only Roy would say it, "doll, when I receive a fax @
3AM, then I have to quilt to capture my creative mind".