Jana Lalova

A-JLI was born in Prague, Czech Republic. While already working, in 1969 I graduated from the Charles University in Prague, field sociology of culture. After 28 happy years spent working at the Public Observatory and Planetarium in Prague, I followed my husband – an astronomer – to New York, USA (for 4 years) and then to Vienna, Austria (for 10 years), where he was working for the United Nations.

I learned about patchwork the first time while living in New York. As a member of the United Nations Women´s Guild, I became one of the founders of the Quilting Group of the UNWG in Vienna. After taking several classes, I became the patchwork teacher, first in Vienna and after returning back home in 2003, in the Czech Republic as well.

I introduced patchwork several times on Czech TV, translated the Susan Briscoe book on Sashiko from English to Czech language and I have been contributing to Czech handicraft magazines.

I became one of the „godmothers“ of  the Prague Patchwork Meeting in 2007. Since then I am participating as an exhibitor, workshop committee member and as a translator of some workshop lectures given in English. First, I tried many different techniques, but prefered smaller hand made projects (baby quilts, wallhangings etc.). Recently, as a member of  Art Quilt Harbour Group, I found my main interest in art quilts.

I participated at exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Roumania, United Kingdom, Prague and other cities in the Czech Republic.

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  1. Jana is a true artist who has produced wonderful patchwork executed in outstanding techniques. Her sense of space, color and perfect needlework is admirable. She has contributed immeasurably to the atchwork culture in Prag as well as in other countries. I love her creations and hope she will continue in good health to continue her artwork.
    Sigi (from Germany and Florida).

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