Yesterday an exhibition of my quilts opened in Bauska, Latvia at Bauska Museum. It is called Blooming as I love making quilts inspired by flowers. The one on a poster is called Field of Poppies in Latvia. Some day two years ago I stopped by the road side in Latvia and took a photo of a huge field of poppies that inspired me to make that quilt:
My Latvian friend Gunta was at the heart of this exhibition, she introduced me to two amazing ladies, Baiba and Ilga, who work there and who took care of the display and everything else. I am very thankful for that.
This time I am exhibiting not only my wall art but also some of my traditional quilts. I think they fit the place perfectly. I know from my previous experience that word ”quilt” here in Lithuania, as well as in Latvia, means mostly bed quilt. No one thinks of a quilt as a wall art and many times I have to explain that I make not blankets but fabric pictures to be put on a wall.
Here are some photos of a display:
Of course, there was a gathering of people, some my friends, some I’ve never met before, there were speeches, flowers and wine.
The museum itself is a very interesting place and very worth visiting.
Museum director Baiba Šulce gave us a short tour of Bauska’s history:
After leaving the museum we walked through Bauska enjoying the sights. Bauska is getting ready for the annual festival. Local artists inspired by Laura Matilde Ikerte decorated old houses with roses, some- embroidered, others- crocheted and also made in all other different techniques:
That was a good day in Bauska. The exhibition will stay there until July 30th, you all are welcome to visit!