Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2018 - Part 4 'Kichijoji Story'

From the website:

Quilt House Yama (1976-2007) launched the quilt boom in Japan. Its founder, Takako Onoyama, built the foundation for Japanese quilt culture. Her efforts, which continued until her death in 2011, included importing quilt fabrics from the USA and inviting artists from overseas.
This exhibit features antique quilts from the 1800s from the collection of Takako Onoyama. In addition, quilt artists Shizuko Kuroha — a former teacher at Yama — and Naoko Shimoda, who works in the Kichijoji area, also show their works.


  1. Hi Pamela wow such amazing work,its all beautiful ,such gorgeous items to see,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

  2. I think you must have taken a photo of every item on display!
    Naoko Shimoda was so talented at so many techniques. True eye candy!

  3. Love all the photos. These are great.

  4. I loved them all, but the jackets blew me away.
    xx, Carol

  5. Wow, those bags are awesome! SO many different techniques, but all are lovely. Some look very similar to you own crazy quilt projects too.
    I didn't know quilting was such a new trend in Japan.