Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Unexpected Quilt Show

We went back to the quilt shop yesterday and figured out from the sign on the door that the shop was closed because the owner was at a quilt show. With a little English on the mostly Korean sign, we knew that the show was "Quilting from Fairy Tales" and had a website and the dates. I looked at the website but it was all Korean. I took the URL to the front desk of our hotel and the man at the desk looked it up, then told us where to find the show. After some searching, we found it in the "art gallery" of a large department store.

The search was worth it. All the quilts but one were pieced and quilted by hand. They were elaborate and wonderful. I was allowed to take photographs so I have one or more of nearly all the quilts. I cannot post them (forgot my camera's USB cable at home), so decided when I get home I will make a page for them similar to my UFO page, and you can see all of these wonderful quilts, full size rather than a shrunken version that will disappear off the bottom of the page after a few days. So come back next week, and the page will be available through a link on the right.

Just one more note: the fabrics are cottons, not as good as USA cottons, but the colors and patterns gave the quilts a wonderful variety and good tonal contrast. Several of them were heavily embellished and all were well designed. I can hardly wait to share them with you!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I hope you are having a fun time over there. How many more days will you be there?

Elsie Montgomery said...

Hi Wanda,

We leave tomorrow (Friday here) and get home 35 minutes before we left! And I'm confused now??

We are having a good time. I'd visit Seoul again. I'm not crazy about the Korean food though. They have western restaurants (we had breakfast today at Dunkin Donuts) but is it much more expensive.

The people here are kind, helpful, just so easy to enjoy.

jovaliquilts said...

Sounds incredible -- can't wait to see the photos. How resourceful of you to figure out where to go.

hetty said...

Can't wait to see your photos! Sounds like you had a great trip!

sewkalico said...

How cool is that?!! First a quilt shop (albeit closed) and then a quilt show!!!
How funny of your DH to notice that we are everywhere LOL

Leah said...

sounds like you're having fun! thats a cute doll. are you taking photos in korea to share later once you get to where you can upload? i love the orange flower quilt in your profile.

TB said...

So interesting! It must be wonderful to observe another culture's quilting experience.