Ene and Anni’s Patchwork studio began in 1995; it is a center for introducing, teaching, and advising in this handicraft that is both old and new. The continuing interest in the technique and the continual exhibitions in various regions of the country are a testament to the art’s vitality and development potential. Anni Kreem and Ene Pars are initiators of the Society of Estonian Quilt-makers.
Anni Kreem has devoted her work to maintaining traditions. She finds and collects unique fabrics, enhancing their value in larger or variously sized pieces. Anni was educated at the Tallinn National Conservatory in theatre.
Ene Pars concentrates on reinterpreting folkart traditions in the context of the present day. Her work displays a unique and masterful combining of ethnographic textile patterns with uncluttered basic designs. Her 2008 exhibition “Newly New” won her the Estonian Cultural Fund prize for folk culture. Ene’s art education was at the Tallinn Pedagogical Institute.
Maija-Liisa Kruus creates distinctive wallhangings in quilts. Her art education is from the textile department of the Estonian Academy of Art.
The work at Ene and Anni’s Quilt Studio takes place directly in view of visitors, who can order textiles for the home in all colors, sizes, and patterns. The guidance and contributions of the artists transform each special quilted piece into something unique.
On the large worktable there is often a mosaic of works in progress, these, in turn, inspiring ever newer and more intriguing works.