Two weeks ago I went to Tokyo for a long weekend, and I still haven't gone through my pictures! Yes, I took about a million. On Sunday, my last day, I met with Queenie Patch and attended the 2017 Tokyo International Quilt Festival at the Tokyo Dome. I've wanted to attend for five years and finally, this year I was able to get there! Tokyo is a long distance from where I lived in Hokkaido, but I can get there on the Shinkansen train from where I live now in an hour or so.
I still haven't gone through all my pictures so this is just a start. Later in the week I hope to post more. This is the entrance to the show. The tickets were a little pricey, but I did get a 200 yen discount for participating in the 2017 NHK Partnership Quilts.
I did a little shopping, but not much. I bought some threads/fibers made by a shop in Kyoto. They were all so beautiful, it was hard to choose only four sets. I also bought little purse frames for my stitch group for our next project.
Queenie gave me a wonderful gift - beautiful Japanese fabrics and overdyed thread in a Japanese drawstring bag! Thank you! I have so many new ideas...
I'll try to get some photos sorted and have more posts about my trip in the days ahead. In the meantime, you can check out Queenie's Needlework blog for her posts on the show (which were posted in a timely manner!)