Žeimelis

An exhibition of my quilts opened in Žeimelis yesterday, August 31st, that marked last day of summer here in Lithuania. I don’t know how you are going to pronounce Žeimelis, just try. Žeimelis is small but very old town in the North of Lithuania, close to the border with Latvia. I went there for the… Read More →

Bauska, Latvia

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… Read More →

Historic American Coverlets

On my recent trip to the United States I discovered a part of the history of American textiles previously not known to me – historic American coverlets. My dear friend Nancy Hudson, senior pastor at Oasis of Love Church in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, took me to Bedford. Bedford was founded in 1758 and its beauty and… Read More →

Mana Latvija

Even I live in Lithuania, I am a member of Latvian Quilt Association. Today I took  a quick drive to Bauska, Latvia. On November 18th of this year Latvia celebrated 100 years of independence. For this occasion our association opened an exhibition of quilts at Bauska local history and art museum The exhibition is called… Read More →

Kente Cloth from Ghana

The center piece of my current exhibition in Siauliai, Lithuania is a diptych Kente Cloth from Ghana. I get many questions about these quilts and I decided to tell their story in a separate post. It started with me getting to know Nancy Hudson who is my FB friend now. Nancy is a senior pastor… Read More →

An Exhibition in Siauliai, Lithuania

Finally our exhibition arrived to Siauliai, the town where I live now. It is taking place in the Siauliai University Art Gallery We call our exhibition A Present, because it is devoted to 100 years anniversary of three Baltic states- Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and we are three participants: Estonian craftier Helga Koger, Latvian couple… 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 →

Exhibition in Pärnu, Estonia

I am leaving  tomorrow and am  taking my quilts for an exhibition in Pärnu, Estonia. In 2018 three Baltic states- Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, celebrates 100 years of independence. We, Helga Koger, Aleksandrs and Marite Djačenko and me, Maryte Collard, four artists from these countries, from sister cities Pärnu, Jelgava and Šiauliai have an exhibition… Read More →

The Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, 2017

Even I sent my quilts for a contest to The festival of Quilts in Birmingham before, this was the first time I went to see it with my own eyes. My daughter Danute accompanied me as she had her own plans. That’s why we booked 5 nights in Birmingham, plenty of time to explore not… Read More →