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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Szentendre, Hungary

A Country Village in Hungary

Szentendre is a small village outside Budapest.  It is home to many artisans and craft people.  We visited on a bitterly cold day, the coldest for that date in 40 years. We navigated the cobblestone streets to find some treasures to take home.  In the square is a Christmas tree and the village children were gathered to await the arrival of St. Nicholas.

As a quilt designer, the main thing I was looking for while I was in Hungary was traditional blue-dyed Hungarian fabric ~ a folk craft in itself.  I found it here, the Kovacs family has been producing blue-dyed products since 1878.  Their website is: http://www.kekfestokovacs.hu/

The lovely woman in the shop allowed me to photograph the interior of the shop including the antique implements used to make the designs.

I can't wait to create something with my new fabric!


  1. Good morning,
    Thank you for your post.
    I am going to Hungary next september and I wonder
    if you know wether the Kovaks sell their fabrics by the meter.If yes, are there very expensive?
    Thank you for your answer.

    1. Yes, they do sell the fabric by the meter but they also sold pre-cut pieces which is what I bought since I wanted a selection of styles. I'm sorry but I can't remember the cost. It was more than we pay for fabric in the USA but fabric in Europe is always more expensive.
      Have a great time in Hungary!


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