Friday, December 26, 2008
quilting in japan
Details of a Japanese quilt in “Path to Edo” at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, Summer 2008
I am off to Tokyo for seven days to noodle around the big city and look for signs of Japanese quilts and their makers. I found another blog (firstname.lastname@example.org) that talked about different stores in the city to buy fabric, so that will help me out.
The Japanese, with their built-in meticulousness, are fabulous quilters. Although quilting may be considered an original American art form, the art/craft form translates well to the sensibilities and fabrics of the Japanese.
With my eyes open to all things quilted, this should be an exciting trip. Sayonara.