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 →

Silver Fern #2

I decided to continue working on Silver Fern project making 12”x12” quilt for Monthly Art Project (MAP). I had to use different fabrics now because I only used some leftover scraps for 6”x6” quilt. This time I worked differently and made the leaf first then decided to add some more background fabrics to extend it… Read More →

Silver Fern

I am very happy my life is getting back to normal. By that I mean I get up early in the morning and  start working in my studio. When I am not in a studio, my head is buzzing with new ideas. I’ve been thinking for a while what my next entry to Monthly Art… 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 →

Kingdom of Dahomey

I’ve never thought I would travel far away to Africa and 300 years back in time to The Kingdom of Dahomey. That’s where African country of Benin is now. No, I didn’t travel to there in real but I took this imaginary trip and I hope you will enjoy traveling with me. It started back… 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 →

The Kiss

Today I got some wonderful news: my quilt The Kiss has been accepted into juried exhibition Threads of Resistance. I am an American citizen living in Lithuania. I love America and I care of what is happening there and I care of the future of my country. That’s why I didn’t vote for Donald Trump…. Read More →

My Dream Comes True

Today is the day when my wildest dream came true. Many years ago I bought the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Quilting and Patchwork Techniques by Katherine Guerrier, published by Quarto Publishing in 1994. Living in a place where quilting was almost unknown this book was like a spring of fresh water. Finally I… Read More →

Making Poppies quilt

My friend recently asked how do I add small slivers of fabric to my curved pieced quilts. I thought the best way to tell and show would be by starting a new quilt. This was a reason for me to start Poppies quilt. I wanted to make a poppy quilt anyway but I thought I… Read More →

It’s a diptych!

Finally I have one more quilt finished. As I promised, I worked on Crab Apple Blossoms quilt and now I have a diptych, both Blossoms and Fruit. As almost always it started with the photo, sent to me by my friend Nijole, who has three crab apple trees in her garden: I started by selecting… Read More →