I am truly excited to start my blog today. I feel like I have something to share with others now.
I am a Lithuanian quilter, traveler and cat lover.
I usually get my inspiration from the nature. I take a lot of pictures but making a quilt I don’t replicate the picture. I get inspired and try to express myself by using fabric, color, shapes, lines and stitches.
While traveling and walking on the cement sidewalk, I noticed a dandelion growing out through the crack:
I was amazed by the power of this humble flower and a lust for life it had. It was so inspirational to think that we can always find ways to overcome our own hurdles.
I dye my own fabrics now. Living in Lithuania it is the only way to have a range of colors that would let me feel free working on quilts. I had 15 shades of gray and that was the start.
Then I thought: hmm… I don’t think this is what I want. I made another quilt that I named Breaking Through:
I entered both quilts to the upcoming SAQA exhibition Concrete & Grassland and Lust for Life was selected. It even got onto the cover of the catalog:
The exhibition opens at Grant’s Pass Museum of Art in Oregon on June 1st and will be open until July 29th. I am excited!