I am an American who has lived in Thailand for many years. The wonderful things about Thailand are the people, shopping, fabric, bargains, food, and fun! I started this blog when the ladies in quilt group began gathering information about shops along Sampeng Lane. Soon by group effort we had a map and I decided to put it all online. Since I started this blog in 2007 I have been contacted by many quilters from around the world who need information about quilting in Thailand. It has been great to be the catalyst for so many people to connect with Thailand. Another important part of this blog is the charity quilt patterns. These were made up by Doris and we love them! Do one of these and you will learn to quilt. A lovely lady in quilt group is Khun Tiew who takes in young women who need a home after growing up and leaving the orphanage, and she teaches them to quilt. They can make a quilt to order, or finish a quilt for you. If you would like to help “Our Home”, where the young women live and quilt, please donate. Thank you very much! Another key part of this is the people of Janome and Elna sewing machines who are getting quilting going in Thailand. They are very creative and have contests and quilt shows. This is the start of a wonderful new era of quilting in Thailand. Welcome to it!
Thank you Vicki, Teresa, Shirley and Barbara!