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 →

Crab Apples quilt

 This time my inspiration came from few photos of crab apples. I’ve been thinking of making a diptych of crab apples: blossoms and fruit. Somehow I’ve started from fruit first, blossoms have to wait, I hope not till the next spring. My friend Nijole has three crab apple trees in her garden. Recently she sent… Read More →

Sulfur Spring quilt

My inspiration usually comes from the photo. For most of the water quilts I used my friend Rita’s photos as an inspiration  source. As I traveled a lot myself, this time I scrolled through my own photos and stopped at one taken few years ago in Yellowstone. I don’t remember the name of that site… Read More →

Four Seasons: Spring

My friend and mentor Brenda Gael Smith has a Weekly  Art Project going on her blog: http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog/ She is on a week #7 already. I’ve been thinking of joining Brenda since she started her project but because of my solo show approaching I had other thing to do. Finally I have more time to focus… Read More →

Reflections- my solo show

Finally I have my solo show up and running. My quilts have traveled to exhibitions in Italy, France, Finland, Latvia, United Kingdom, Canada and USA but they haven’t be exhibited here in Lithuania. Well, not until today. Today through November 18 I have 21 of my quilts exhibited at Siauliai public library: http://www.savb.lt/lt/ It is… Read More →