Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Work In Progress Wednesday

The Paisley Purse is coming along





I've put a few more stitches in the new Ukrainian project too.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Now I Know

Now I know where baby animals come from - they pop up from the ground, next to strawberry plants.



Everything is cute in Japan, even tiny gardens.



Monday, May 23, 2022

Shizuoka Quilt Show

A week ago Sunday, I attended the Shizuoka Quilt Show, held on the 8th floor of the Isetan Department Store.  The show was relatively small, but still a good show with a variety of large quilts. The admission was 800 yen, which I thought was very reasonable.


I had seen a few of the quilts before, made by famous Japanese quilters, at previous large shows I attended, but most were new to me. There were quite a few people and the quilts were arranged along a hallway, but I tried to keep my distance as best I could. Some quilts had some interesting details that needed to be seen upclose to notice.




















































































































This was one of my favorites.







































This one was also one of my favorites



















One thing I was surprised by and didn't like was that the quilts were all held up by push pins.  Many of these quilts were very large and must have been heavy. I think the weight of the quilts on these little pins probably caused damage to the quilts.




There was also a good sized vending area, but it was terribly packed, and I didn't feel it was safe, so I didn't make any purchases.