Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hokkaido Quilt Week - Classes and Purchases

Quilt “week” was last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Sapporo.  My teaching schedule didn’t let me attend on Thursday or Friday, but my friend Vicky and I headed to the city on Saturday for this big event.  When I attended two years ago (here), I couldn’t figure out how to get the discount ticket, but this time I did it!  I paid 1300 yen instead of the 1600 yen at the door price.  Several people told me the cost was too expensive so they didn’t want to go.  I look at it like paying admission to a museum.

Anyway, we took the bus, then the subway to get to the show venue.  We got there a little early and were at the front of the line when they opened the doors at 10 am.

Two little classes were offered and we wanted to take both.  The first was a little key holder in a tiny bag.  We were not able to finish in the hour and a half time, but I’m sure we can finish at home.

After a quick lunch at the food court, we came back for class two, which was a little box with a flower on the top.  We both finished this project and each bought an additional kit to make at home. I was pleased that many people admired and photographed my crazy quilt hussif, but I tried to do the modest Japanese “It’s not so much” thing.

Teacher's example

After the classes we were ready to tour the quilts. This show did not have wearable quilts or miniature quilts or bags – just quilts.  There weren’t any ribbons or awards, so it must not have been a competition.  Photos were only allowed in a small part of the total show.  I have no idea what the distinction between the allowed photo area and the no photos allowed area.  I’ll post pictures of some of the ones I liked on Thursday.

It was getting late after we saw all the quilts, so we had to take a quick look around the vending area.  I thought I might try to buy a small kit to make a Hawaiian quilt type pillow or bag, but they were all very expensive, so I didn’t.  As it turned out, all I purchased was a package of 10 magnetic closure sets (550 yen) and two key ring kits (250 yen each).

I'll post on Thursday about the quilts!


Janie said...

How exciting, I love quilt shows! The classes you took looked fun and I too think your hussif is fabulous, all the trims, etc. make it so unique. Again, thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun :) The classes looked great!

Queeniepatch said...

You managed to pack a lot into the day!

Anthea said...

Looks like you had a great time Pamela...

Beth in IL said...

That looks like a busy day. Look forward to your quilt pictures. Also like the quilt in the last post.