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 →

Pelargoniums and Shakespear

My trip to Birmingham wasn’t limited to visiting The festival of Quilts and exploring Birmingham. My daughter Danute accompanied me and she had her own agenda. She loves crafts, she knits and crochets but I am not sure if she will ever become a quilter. She has another kind of passion: pelargoniums (or geraniums). She… 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 →

Alsace

This was my second trip to European Patchwork Meeting, taking place in four villages in a wonderful Alsace. Last year I payed more attention to quilt shows. This year I had to volunteer at two exhibitions, this didn’t leave me very much time for quilts, because I was determined to explore Alsace more than I… Read More →

Great Quilters and Great Quilts

Today  I would like to share few photos of great quilters and great quilts that I met and saw at the EPM 2016. First of all it was Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts. I knew her from the time I lived in USA. We even spoke English with the same accent! I was lucky… Read More →

European Patchwork Meeting 2016

I just got back from the European Patchwork Meeting that is one of the greatest quilting events in Europe:  http://www.patchwork-europe.eu/index.php The event takes place in several villages in Val d’Argent, Alsace: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines, Lièpvre, Rombach-le-Franc. During 5 days, historical buildings, village halls or places of worship are the theater of a unique event dedicated to… Read More →

Vacation in Pape, Latvia

This week I spent 4 days on the Baltic Sea in Pape, Latvia. This was the first time since my children were small that we were vacationing together: my son’s family from Germany and my daughter’s family from Lithuania. This is a strange thing but we three are citizens of three different countries: I am… Read More →

No Time for Sewing

It’s been a very busy summer. No time for sewing at all.  I truly miss my studio and a new quilt on a design wall that has been waiting for me patiently. For the entire last week I was  traveling  in Lithuania with my friend from New Zealand. I thought I knew my country well… Read More →

Cats in Malta

I am a quilter first, but as I mentioned before, I am a cat lover too. Once in while I will post my cat news because I can’t imagine my life without two things: quilts and cats.  Looks like in Malta everybody loves cats and this country is a real cats heaven. Cats in Malta… Read More →

The colors of Malta

I am back from my trip to Malta and there was one thing that amazed me most: colors of Malta. I am sure colors of Malta will inspire and will be reflected in my new work. As to landscape there were two dominant colors: beige color of limestone and green color of plants. Limestone has… Read More →