Maryte Collard

I was born and grew up in Lithuania, the country of rain, amber and songs. Flax and linen were traditional fibers here from prehistoric times and quilt-making has never been a traditional craft.

I was introduced to quilting in 1997. I started as a traditional quilter and used traditional blocks but I always designed my quilts adding my own details. In 2002 I moved to live in USA and that was the time when I learned different techniques and my true journey as a quilter began. My quilting adventure took a different direction after I moved back to live in Lithuania in 2013. Out of necessity I started dyeing my own fabrics and this made a big impact on my quilt designs.

In 2014 I became a member of SAQA and in 2015 I joined mentorship program with my mentor Brenda Gael Smith from Australia. Brenda opened my eyes and helped me to find my own path but I am always looking for new adventures.  Joining this group is one of them!

 My website is: http://marytequilts.eu/

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