|Moai are enormous--this guy is about 90 tons!|
Our first stop was Easter Island, land of the moai. The Rapa Nui don't have much need for quilts on this temperate island, where the temperatures hover around 70 degrees all the time, but they have a thriving souvenir industry that makes fabric placemats! So, we went off to the artist's market and found these:
The next stop on our adventure was Santiago--the home of the only quilt store in South America. Our tour guide, Hugo, said it was the first time in twenty years he ever had to take tourists to a quilt store.
|Pilar and the other quilters were very welcoming!|
|The cotton fabrics are from Brazil, while the fat quarters and die cuts are American fabrics.|
|Taken from our hotel window in Santiago.|