Wall hanging quilt “Dance Festival”.
Copy of My wall hanging quilt of Estonia’s 100th anniversary project “Patchwork Quilt 100”.
The name of my wall hanging quilt is “Dance Festival” and here is its story.
The Estonian people, in addition to their striking cleverness and business sense, are also known as a singing and dancing nation. Our continued tradition of traditional singing and dancing festivals has no equivalent in the entire world. Thanks to this, folk costumes remain popular, choral singing is of high level and our folk-dance heritage is still living on.
In Estonia, choirs and folk-dance groups are available from primary school level at every school and can also be found in any village society.
My patchwork quilt was inspired from the fact that I wanted to show respect to the tradition of our song and dance festivals, folk clothes, and to all those great choir and dance directors and composers who keep it all alive and grand for the whole nation and the world!
The quilt has been sewn on a linen cloth. I used a variety of stripy cotton cloths in the pattern – 52 different ones in total! These represent 52 folk skirt stripe patterns from different Estonian communities.
In the corners of the patchwork quilt are octagons – symbols of joy and good luck.
Project “Patchwork Quilt 100”.
The year of 2018 is the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia!
In this project, 100 Estonians seamstresses decided to sew a "My Estonia Today” themed patchwork quilt, each making a 100 x 100 cm (39" x39") quilt. In the end we will have 100 quilts that total 100 m (3937 in) in length.
A photo album (publication) will be compiled from the patchwork quilts and the works will also be presented at travelling exhibitions across Estonia as well as at the Estonian National Museum (ERM) in Tartu.
The publication include the name and photo of each quilt, a story about how it came to be and an introduction of the author.
Linen kitchen towel.
100% linen, extra thick and durable. Stains do not show and the material absorbs moisture well.
Size 70 x 50 cm.
Material: 100% linen fabric.
Weight: 245 g/m2.
A set of linen kitchen towels.
The set includes 3 towels: 2 blue and 1 orange. 100% linen, extra thick and durable. Stains do not show and the material absorbs moisture well.
Size 70 x 50 cm.
Material: 100% linen fabric.
Weight: 245 g / m2.
A linen set: a patchwork tapestry and a decorative pillow with seahorses.
A set of a tapestry and decorative pillow with seahorses is a beautiful and heartfelt gift for a new home, a wedding or for someone on Valentine’s Day.
The tapestry: 68 x 38 cm. The pillow: 45 x 45 cm.
Material: 100% linen with digital print pattern, cotton lining and appliqués, polyester wadding.
The pillowcase with a zipper, so the bamboo stuffed pillow can be removed.
Seahorses symbolise happiness, romance, care, commitment.
One of the most peculiar features of seahorses is that the female fish deposits her eggs into the male’s brood pouch after their courtship dance. The male fish fertilises them and hatches the eggs for the next 2-3 weeks. The eggs attach to the tissue of the pouch, supplying them with oxygen and nutrients much like the placenta of a mammal. After hatching, the young live in the pouch for some time. When they are sufficiently developed, the male fish anchors its tail to the stem of some algae and releases the young into the sea. From this moment, the independent life of the little ones starts.
Today, seahorses are in danger of extinction. There are 38 species of seahorses in the Red Book. The reason for the rapid decline in their number is the massive capture of seahorses with nets, dynamite or by poisoning with cyanide. Lots of them die in shrimp nets. Their habitats are affected by water pollution, dredging and coastal facilities. They are caught for food, used in folk medicine, sold to aquarists, dried and sold as souvenirs to tourists.
Notebook and handcrafted linen covers (A5) 21 x 15 cm.
These notebook covers have been made with love and care from natural materials, and they will cheer you up each time you use your day planner.
The covers are made of linen, have cotton lining, and are decorated with lace or ribbon.
Linen gift set.
The set includes:
1. Linen tablecloth made of 100% linen fabric, decorated with two-color linen lace. Fabric in bright blue tones with a digital print pattern. Tablecloth size 150 cm.
2. Linen kitchen towels, 3 pcs. The size of the towels is 50 x 70 cm.
The fabric is particularly dense and durable.
Material: 100% linen fabric, Weight: 245 g/m2.