Taupo and Napier

From Rotorua we traveled more south and our next stop was Taupo. Taupo is located at the outlet of  Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. It is in the caldera  of the Taupo volcano with a surface area of 616 square kilometers (238 sq mi).  The caldera was created by supervolcanic  eruption which occurred approximately 26,500 years… Read More →

Rotorua

Rotorua is another must to see in New Zealand’s North island. It is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers  and hot mud pools. We had two nights there and we wished we had more. So much to see! Not only to see but also to smell! Rotorua has the nickname Sulphur City, because… Read More →

Finally-New Zealand!

I know many of my friends are patiently waiting until I can tell them about my recent trip to New Zealand.  After I returned and was still struggling with a jet lag, I had to deal with a harsh reality: to make three small quilts in a week! Now, when that is behind me and… Read More →

An Exhibition in Jelgava, Latvia

It is a history now but I had no chance to write earlier about the exhibition in Jelgava, Latvia. It opened on March 14th, just one day before I left for New Zealand and lasted until April 15th, the day I left New Zealand. The exhibition took place in a beautiful palace of Jelgava History and… Read More →

An Estonian Craftier and Her Masterpiece

On January 5th the exhibition in Pärnu, Estonia had opened and will be on display until January 20th. It is taking place in Pärnu Linnagalerii  on Nikolai 27.   I am exhibiting my quilts along with sculptures made by ceramists Aleksandrs and Marite Djačenko from Jelgava, Latvia, and embroidery, knitting and crochet works of Estonian… Read More →