I always wanted to review my year in quilts but this time of the year usually is so busy that I never had enough time to do so. This Christmas I got sick and had to stay away from my family in friends so I got my chance.
2019 was a really good year for me, I worked tirelessly and had fun. I was invited to a wonderful group of creative people, called Fifteen by Fifteen. We are 15 textile artists from various places throughout the world. Every 8 weeks we make a 15 x 15 inch quilt based on our theme. The first challenge I participate was Blooming, then Decay and Horizon followed, Accordingly these are my quilts Apple Blossom, The Last Leaf and Aurora Borealis:
Later challenges of Flight, Photoshoot and Music followed and I made quilts called Flight of Imagination, Selfie and Scherzo:
For the first six months of the year I also participated in Brenda Gael Smith Monthly Art Project. Starting February 2019 I decided to make 24×24 inches quilt every month. Here are three of them:
Three more quilts followed:
I decided to continue making 24×24 inches quilts because I liked the size. I saw many possibilities in my Leaf block and kept making more Leaves:
To finalize my study of leaves I made much larger quilt that measures 36x 47 inches:
My entry to SAQA Spotlight auction:
Last summer I dyed some fabrics with indigo dyes. Then, with wider variety of indigo shades I went back to Cracked Ice idea and made this quilt, that measures 36×36 inches:
I made another indigo quilt, Legend of the Fern Flower. What the legend is about you can read here: Fern flower And here is my quilt, that measures 40×36 inches:
Every two years there is an international quilt contest Verona Tessile in Verona, Italy. My quilt Rainbow on the Vine was accepted in 2015, and I decided to try my luck this year as well. The topic of this year’s contest was Praise be to You, my Lord. From Francis to Francis.
I made a quilt representing the Hill of Crosses that I live nearby. My quilt got accepted and traveled to Italy.
I am a member of Latvian Quilt Association. I made a quilt Autumn. Pieced and Stitched. This quilt went into a collection of 6 Latvian quilts that were exhibited at European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace, France last September.
And last but not least was the quilt that I made for Oasis of Love Church in Shippensburg, Pensylvania as a fundraiser for Oasis of Love International Training Center in Prampram, Ghana. I called it Rainbow. It was large and I couldn’t even find the place to take a good photo of it. Here is that quilt and few detail photos:
I made few more quilts that didn’t fall into any of these categories so I am leaving them out. I think I had a pretty successful year in quilts
Right now I have my head buzzing from ideas what I am going to work on in 2020.
Thank you for reading!