Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tokyo Great International Quilt Show

We were quite busy at the Tulip booth and took only a quick lunch break, leaving little time to take in the show. But, each time I scurried past the exhibits, this quilt caught my attention. I lovvvvvve this.

Turns out to be just one piece of an entire installation of the works of Fumiko Nakayama. I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with her for a short time.
There were wall hangings of reverse appliqué (trapunto) and embroidery,

This parrot, she explained, had been the object of her scrutiny in the jungle for several weeks.
There was an entire table set with a box of chocolates that were crocheted, stitched and sequined; bouquet of beaded flowers ... amazing.

We made a
Run past the prize winners:

First place is "bond" by Etsuko Ishitobi.

2nd place is Kimie Yoshimasa's "everyday to celebrate 70 years of life".

And the handmade award to Chieko Shiraishi's "lace paper".
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