Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tokyo International Quilt Festival - Friends

I was very happy to be able to attend the Tokyo International Quilt Festival again this year. Three of my Stitch Group friends and I got on the highway bus for Tokyo before 7 am, arriving at Tokyo Station at 9:40 am, then taking the short trip on the metro to the Tokyo Dome, the quilt festival venue.  We met up with Queenie of Queenie's Needlework at the Dome. 

The first thing we wanted to do was see our NHK Partnership Quilt blocks. The theme for blocks this year was "House".

My block

In the afternoon, we took a cake and coffee break and met a new friend, who owns a quilt shop in Germany. We were happy to have her join us.

Quilters are a friendly bunch. We met some of them and admired their quilting and stitching throughout the day.

I made a few purchases.

I took many pictures of the quilts and am working on sorting them and will be posting about them soon. 

It was a great day and we are already looking forward to next year!


kiwikid said...

Wonderful day out, your house block is great too.

Pink Rose said...

Oh Pamela what a fantastic day ,love the house block and love your happy pics. Have fun with your new purchases my friend great buying xx

Jeanie said...

What a fabulous time! I love your group quilt -- it has such a warm, happy feeling to it and I especially like your block. You had to be in seventh heaven with this one -- I would be and I don't even quilt!

Queeniepatch said...

What a wonderful day we had! Let's make it an annual event!

Lin said...

The house block quilt is beautiful. A great day out. xx

Manuela said...

Pamela what a wonderful day. I'm looking forward to the quilt photos.

Vireya said...

Was it hard to find your house blocks? I read that there were very many quilts made from all the blocks.

It looks like it was a great day!

Julie said...

Such talent in the quilters who made those beautiful exhibits.

FlashinScissors said...

It’s great to see all your photos Pamela!
I’m so glad you shared them with us.
It’s amazing to see all the wonderful stitching.
Loved all the house blocks!
Barbara x

Leonore Winterer said...

Awesome quilts! I love the block with the three little piggies. Were your friends sick, or trying not to catch anything? I hope they are well!