Asian Sunbonnet Sue

Have you ever seen a Sunbonnet Sue block with an Asian twist? I had never seen such a quilting block until I received this mini quilt in the mail over the weekend. (actually I made up the name Asian Sunbonnet Sue)

Amy just spent the past couple weeks on vacation in Vietnam, and brought this treasure back for me. Yes, for me, little ole’ me! She hasn’t posted pictures yet from her 2010 trip, but her 2009 trip to Vietnam and Cambodia looked amazing. What a beautiful place! Be sure to watch her blog for an update on her latest trip.

Inside this adorable  patchwork card she made with these lovely Freshcut fabrics by Heather Bailey (which by the way matches my kitchen table cloth and valance) she wrote that she bought this mini quilt at a shop in the Old Quarter of Hanoi called Vietnam Quilts, a non-profit organization that provides employment for women in rural areas by training them to make quilts. Profits go to fund scholarships for children, health education for women, and more. I’m speechless. How amazing to own something handmade by one of those women on the other side of the world!

Amy, you are so thoughtful and sweet! Thank you so much for thinking of me enough to bring back a gift from your vacation. I love it!