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Secret Recipes and Experiences.

On this day in 2005, the U.S. Senate and House passed resolutions by unanimous consent expressing support for the goals and aspirations of Korean American Day, which is celebrated by numerous states and municipalities. Korean American Day honors the contributions of the Korean American community to the United States and commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants on January 13, 1903.

Kim Sunghee of South Korea and China made this natural-dyed cotton and silk, machine-pieced, freeform geometric patchwork quilt between 1976-1999. As noted in this Quilt Index record: “the colors expressed by the dyer not only represent the conventions of the time, but also secret recipes and experiences, passed down through generations. Sunghee has earned three degrees in textile studies and has published a book on the colors of classic textiles.” The quilt is part of the Michigan State University Museum Collection.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.

Source:
http://keia.org/page/history-korean-american-day


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