søndag, mai 24, 2009

Åsa Wettre

Nordic Quilters had a meeting in Gothenburg this week end. I took the opportunity to visit relatives in said city - and to experience a little of quilting life as well.

When I read that Åsa Wettre would be showing some of her collection of vintage quilts, I had to go and see her exhibition. She is a renowned quilt historian and the founder of the Gothenburg quilt guild - Lapphexorna (since 1987). Twenty years ago she gathered old Swedish quilts from the collections of museums, her friends and acquaintances - many enough for an exhibition. It was supposed to be a single event, but has been on the road almost continually since then. Last time it was shown was in the Tokyo Dome in January 2008 (Do you remember, Lea...) I have seen it twice, in Mölndal (Sweden) and at Blaafarveverket (Norway).

Today I had the honor of saying hello as I bought her book. She was truly a sweet lady! And she told us (I think she talked to practically everyone stopping by!) that she is writing a new book about more old Swedish quilts. I can't wait for it to be published!

Here are my impressions:

I also had time for a lovely walk in Trädgårdsföreningen - a botanical garden right in the middle of town. A beautiful oasis. On the train back home I was able to sew a little.

6 kommentarer:

Anne-Mette sa...

Kære Una.
Tusind tak for de fine fotos fra Åsa Wettre udstillingen :-). Det er dejligt, du deler din oplevelse med os.
Jeg har set Åsas udstilling her i Danmark i 2001, hvor jeg også MÅTTE købe hendes bog. Nu kan jeg så glæde mig til, at der kommer en ny bog fra hendes hånd.
Sikke en fin blok du er ved at sy.

Lea sa...

YEeeeeeeeeessss!!!! I remember those beautiful quilts!!! Thank you for a info, I'm looking forward to purchase a copy. I HAVE TO! :-)
also thank you for sharing those darling pictures. that's sure inspierd me!

Guute sa...

What a beautiful quilts you show! You make beautiful things, completely my style. I'll put you on the antique quilt list. It will be fun all those ladies together!You'll here from me.

Ravenhill sa...

Wow, this must have been a wonderful time! The quilts you show are so beautiful as is your own one in the making. Hope you are enjoying the gorgeous weather. We were outdoors nearly all day today.

not so zen -quilts in Paris sa...

I'm a fan of Asa since 1990, when i saw the swedish quilts in Paris. How sweet from you Una, to share this with us, the doll beds are just darling!
Will in Paris

julochka sa...

i just ran onto a copy of åsa's book (in swedish) in a second-hand bookshop in copenhagen this week and have been drooling over the quilts and stories. fantastic to run onto your account of seeing them and it's even recently! they must be so fantastic in person. i've got to find out where she'll be next!