Hill of Crosses at Sunset

I live in Siauliai, Lithuania. The closest tourist attraction here is the Hill of Crosses located only 7 minutes drive from my home. Actually I don’t like talking about the Hill of Crosses as a tourists attraction. To me it is a symbol of our resistance to Russian and, later, Soviet occupation. To me it… 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 →

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 →