Happy Quilt Fabric Warehouse in Songtan
UPDATE !!!! *******APRIL 10th, 2011 : I have left Korea, so I’m no longer a happy quilt customer 😦 but a reader is kind enough to leave a comment to let everybody know that “Happy Quilt will be moving to a new location soon. The guy today told us they would be moving in June and the new shop will be near Jije Station (that’s the train/subway station near the Pyeongtaek E-Mart on Little 1).”
PS.. I don’t know what happened to my other Happy Quilt pictures. I checked in my wordpress media library and they are gone 😦 Since Happy Quilt is moving, those pictures will no longer be helpful.. Since they are pictures of the outside and the sign, to give you an idea of what the place looks like. Good luck in finding your way to the new Happy Quilt(in June).. If you blog about it please send me a link! 🙂 I will link to your post from here.
END OF UPDATE *****
I’ve read about Happy Quilt before but the sites that stated the directions are either down or deleted. So I went ahead and created a google map that shows a path from Osan Airbase Main Gate to Happy Quilt. Here’s an explanation:
**Happy Quilt is open from 10:00AM to 05:00 PM !!!!Closed on Tuesdays!!!!**
-Upon exiting Osan Main Gate, turn right
-Turn left at the small junction. Keep going straight down that road, over the bridges and pass the school, and all the apartments, after a short while the buildings start to fade and the road widens.
-When you are approaching a BIG intersection veer right and turn right at the intersection, this should take you on 317. (there are little intersections along the way . Don’t get confused.. keep going until the buildings fade out .. you want to get to 317.. if in doubt look at overhead signs)
-Keep following the road until you hit another big intersection,turn right at that intersection.
-Keep right and turn right at the next intersection, you will see a gas station, then you shouldn’t miss the “Happy Quilt” Sign (PLEASE NOTE: Keep right, this is a short drive)
*****You can always look at the map, I’ve drawn a path there 🙂
This phone number(010 9292 8502) was written on the white board with some Korean scribble that I don’t understand but you could try to call it when you get on a cab and hand the phone to the driver. Or you could call the number on the big sign. There is one guy at Happy Quilt who speaks sufficient English, so you should be fine 🙂
I hope that this post will be useful for foreigners living in Songtan. You can leave me a comment here if you have questions 🙂 I tried to search for directions but I didn’t find one, since the USFK forums has been hacked and another lady deleted her blog. So I think some other people will run into this very problem. I found some coordinates before but I can’t find them now I will update as soon as I find it.
I asked if I could take this picture as I was leaving 🙂 Of course I could.
These little buddies were sending me off. They waited with me while I was waiting for my cab.
They were 6000 won a piece.. Each piece is 2 yards.
They have a whole bunch of them. But you can always get the longer pieces cut from the rolls!
Now this is going to make sewing geeks jealous! I’ve found another reason to be happy with Happy Quilt. I live on the 317 and Happy quilt is a 1-minute drive(or less) from my place!! I didn’t know how close it was until I was there! I’m sooo Happy! 🙂