Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thailand Quilt Festival 2014

First of all, I'd like to apologise for not getting back to everyone visiting my blog hop last couple weeks. It was my rough time. I had to see the doctor more often and decided not to sit in front of computer for a while; however, today I could not resist sharing with you a special event rarely held in Bangkok. It's Thailand Quilt Festival 2014 held by Janome (Thailand) during July 30th - Aug 3rd.

The event consists of 3 zones to explore. The first one is an exhibition floor for showing works from many artists, mostly Asian and some from US. I took all these pictures from mobile phone, and with the limited space, sorry for the composition & quality of images. 

By Chang Bi En, Taiwan artist

By Ha Gyeong and Kim Hye Jeong, Korean artists
By Ms.Masneh binti Dillah, Malaysian artist
Is it the needle punch technique? Please tell me if you know.

Our Queen Sirikit's birthday is coming, Aug 12th, so there are many works made for the Queen. 

"The Beauty of Thailand - For Merciful Queen Sirikit" by Noriko Nozaka
By a group of Thais
"Our Beloved Queen" by Lakkana Jones
By Sasiwimol Sujit, Thai artist
"I love Thailand" by Akemi Shibata
"Smile Avenue" by Noriko Nozawa
by Noriko Nozawa
by Noriko Nozawa

By Yoko Saito
By Yoko Saito 
By Yoko Saito
By Maruya Yoneko

The second zone is the winners & contestants of "Soul Siam" quilt contest showcase.

The 1st place of big quilt contest
It's a picture of 'Tung' or a kind of flag used in ceremony or celebration in Northern Thailand
The 2nd place of big quilt contest, The Royal Barge Supannahong.
I can't remember whether this one gets the 3rd place or honorable mention award
The honorable award of big quilt contest. Loi Krathong festival.
The honorable award of big quilt contest. Farmers are transplanting rice seedlings.

For mini quilt contest, there are only 2 prizes, excellence award and honorable mention award.

The excellence award of mini quilt contest. The traditional Thai game.
The honorable mention award of mini quilt contest.
The legendary picture of the King receiving lotus flowers from old lady. This real scene happened 59 years ago. 

The honorable mention award of mini quilt contest. The roof of temple.
I really like this one. It gets no award though. Thai silk fabrics are used to make the elephant face

"Crazy Siam Pineapples" by Mrs. Susan Davy

The last zone is the heaven for fabric & notion shoppers. I spent most of time in this area :-D. Sorry, no good picture. I have registered for an art quilt workshop on this Fri. Perhaps I could take some more pictures.  


  1. I am sorry to hear you have had to go to the doctor. I hope you are doing well! The quilt show looks wonderful. There are some beautiful and amazingly detailed quilts that you show off here!

  2. I like the elephant too (and the quilts by Yoko Saito).
    I hope you feel better soon.

  3. Wow, what amazing quilts, must have been a very inspiring place to visit. Hope you're feeling better soon.