For our first full day together as a group, we did a walking tour around the area near the hotel. What do you know? There was a quilt show inside a large tea house. The show no doubt had a name, but everything was in Korean. The two quilters who were there to greet people did not speak English per se, but they understood me when I explained I was a quilter. When I tried to buy their calendar to help support the show, they insisted upon giving it to me.
Here is the entrance to the show. Notice the variety of bags they’ve created.
Here’s the charming quilter who insisted upon giving me a copy of their calendar and allowed me to take photos of all the quilts.
You will see in many pictures that Korean quilters stage scenes or vignettes as French and Japanese quilters do.
Other similarities Korean quilters have to Japanese is the popularity of taupe fabrics and quilting is done by hand. Hand embroidered details are also very popular, which I appreciate being a hand embroiderer myself.
It was interesting to see the Korean quilters’ interpretation of Molas. I love the owls.
I really like the gradation in this quilt and the beautiful appliqué and embroidered border.
This Pineapple quilt has good energy. At a distance the “check mark” pops.
Traditional quilts were well represented.
Great detail and dimensional elements
Holiday quilts are popular among the Korean quilters.
There was even a Halloween quilt, which surprised me. I don’t know if they celebrate the holiday, but this quilt represents the month of February in their quilt calendar!