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  Asian Studies Virtual Friendship Quilt Block
Block contributed by Brandi Dudley
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Embroidered skirt from India

Brandi wearing the embroidered skirt from India.

Dudley wearing her embroidered skirt
                   The photo was taken in March 2007 in Queretaro, Mexico

The block's story

I found this skirt one day shopping in the Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, NC. There was a small Indian boutique that had just opened a couple of weeks prior and I was immediately drawn to the unique fabrics and colors displayed in the windows. The sparkly beads and intrinsic design sold me on this skirt, and I knew I had to have it.

A few months later, I went back to Raleigh hoping to find a new treasure in the boutique, but found it had closed. I do not know the name of the store, so I have no way of finding out if it moved location out of the mall or if it simply closed its doors for good.