Monday, 10 November 2014

22nd International Quilt Week Yokohama, 2014 - Part 3

This is a continuation of part 2 of the quilt show report from Yokohama, and it will feature the remaining of my pick of the show.

Traditional quilts have always been popular in Japan and here are some 'old' and some more 'modern'.

 日栄順子 Junko Hiei

The title is 'Log cabin is !!'
As you can see the pattern has been used in 'endless ways' and in shiny silk as well! It shone beautifully under the spotlight.

 菅野成子 Nariko Sugano

If you fancy working with small pieces, maybe this is for you. The title is Piece Peace Piece.
Note the charming border.

 横田弘美 Hiromi Yokota

I thought my friend Pamela of Hokkaido Kudasai would have loved seeing this quilt, as she is herself working on a large impressive hexagon quilt.
 沖津明美 Akemi Okitsu

Here are some of the Flower quilts.
Both Julie and I stood and drooled in front of this quilt of dandelions.
 She probably enjoyed the complex piecework, and I the rich embroidery. Look at the fluffy dandelion seed balls.
 押野悠美子 Yumiko Oshino

These flowers are a bit similar, thistles. The fabric is Japanese, and I can just picture it coming from old recycled floor cushions.
 The quilter has used the fabric in an inventive way; back and front.


山村久子 Hisako Yamamura

Large and impressive with exotic flowers and plants.

 平谷久美子 Kumiko Hiratani

A favourite of mine! Lotus flowers and seed cups.
馬場八千代 Yachiyo Baba

 Among the Japanese (Wa) quilts this was a stunning picture of Miyajima shinto temple.

原田千代 Chiyo Harada

A masterpiece of craftmanship. Add to that crazy quilting, embroidery and beautiful material... and you can understand that I was drawn to this quilt.
有賀満里子 Mariko Ariga

Anyone who has followed the amazing work and documentation Carolyn Foley of Caro-rose Creations has made on Kogin embroidery from Northern Japan should recognise this kind of pattern darning. The title is Kogin Children. Making Kogin buttons is now very popular and the quilter has added a lot of them.

柴山みさ Misa Shibayama

Finally I have this colourful tree full of wild life.


 鈴木美知子 Michiko Suzuki

I hope you have enjoyed my pick. Don't forget to head over to Julie Fukuda's My Quilt Diary to see her reports from the show.

34 comments:

  1. Thanks for the quilt show, Carin! Those Japanese quilt shows always show the most amazing work!

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed the 'online show'. By no means did I show all the quilts so if you have time check out Julie's blog from time to time to see more.
      I hope you are keeping well.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the images of some of the most stunning quilts Queenie.Amazing talents out there! I just fell in love with the Miyajima shinto temple quilt.

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    1. That particular quilt was beautifully made out of kimono scrap fabric so there was a lot of shine from the silk.

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  3. What an amazing quilts show, it must have been fantastic to be there and see all those quilts so close.

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    1. Yes it was! Japanese quilters usually do beautiful handwork with tiny even quilting stitches and perfectly matching corners. Many of these quilts could be scrutinised with a magnifying glass!

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  4. impossible to pick just one from this wonderful collection but the 3 that stole it for me were 1 the Shinto temple it was so 3D. 2 the amazing crazy quilt. 3 the tree at the end, what variety there is amongst them all

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    1. I have never been to Miyajima to see the shinto shrine but the view is very famous and beautifully made into a quilt.

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  5. Great photos, and thanks for thinking of me!

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    1. Thank you. It has been lovely to follow your work on the hexagon quilt, so lovely I'd say Pamela = hexagons!

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  6. These quilts are wonderful !!!

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    1. Yes, it was a good year at Yokohama this time!

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  7. Japanese quilts are fascinating! Thanks for sharing the amazing inspiration.

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    1. Yes, isn't it interesting to see the variety of quilts there are in different countries. In Sweden you hardly see any hand quilted quilts, and most have a contemporary style. In Australia there are a lot of landscape quilts showing off the beautiful country of Australia. In Japan many quilts are immaculate American copies (e.g Baltimore Album quilts) or unique Japanese ones.

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  8. So many beautiful quilts Carin, thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome! I could have added more Contemporary quilts, which I think you would have liked, but I mainly took snapshots of what appealed to ME.

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  9. Thank you again Queenie for sharing the marvellous quilts. The dedication to beautiful workmanship and design and time taken is astounding. I am glad I was not on the judges panel.
    The three that caught my eye were from Hisako Yamamura for the unique use of fabric, Chiyo Harada's Shinto shrine - magic! and Misa Shibayama's kimino people, so novel.

    I raise my hat to every entrant in the competition.
    Great photos from you :-)

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    1. I just had to take a picture of Ms Yamamura's quilt with the front and back of the fabric. I've never seen anyone use such fabric in such a way; those long threads on the back of the thistle made them look 'furry'. I wish you would have been here to see for yourself.

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  10. Wow, just wow! I enjoyed every bit of these three posts. Thank you! The Kogin children quilt is just wonderful in particular. The best in show, too. Well, ALL of them are gorgeous and interesting to see! Japanese creativity and workmanship is just astounding.

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    1. I still have such a good memory of when we met up at Mitsukoshi to see the exhibition there. It would have been great to have you with us at this show, too. However, I did not notice any sashiko; the Wa quilts were all made from kimono fabric. (Unless I missed them and Julie took some photos).
      The Kogin quilt was quite unique, I've never seen anything like it before.

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  11. Hello Queenie, sorry been absent for a few days but feeling a little better now ! Beautiful Quilts......I can imagine the work that has gone into each and every one.......I'm not a quilter but can appreciate the art and techniques! I particularly like the colourful wildlife tree. You must have had such fun looking at all these beauty's.........Have a great week , hugs, Chris Richards xx

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    1. I'm sorry to hear you have been unwell. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
      Actually you don't need to be a quilter to enjoy a quilt show - these days there are mainly wall quilts and arty stuff that can be seen as pieces of art in a gallery rather than bedcovers.

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  12. Again thanks for sharing these beauties! Love the kogin quilt.

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    1. The kogin quilt was unique and beautiful. Eye candy for us who love embroidery.

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  13. Your pictures turned out so much better than mine.
    I still have to look over what is left that you didn't show.
    Life gets in the way.

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    1. We really should take turns pressing the shutter button! Was I imaging it or was the light better this time? I didn't need to enhance one single photo, just straighten some of them.
      Take life easy, Julie.

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  14. THANK YOU for sharing all these fabulous pictures! So much beautiful inspiration.

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    1. I'm glad you liked them. There were plenty more but I just focused on my own favourites. Go and check my friend Julies's blog, there are other photos there.

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  15. Wow brilliant! Thank you for all the photos. A Japanese friend showed the lotus one but blurred, now I can see more clearly what was going on. Super!!

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    1. I wish I had taken a better close up picture of the lotus quilt. It is made up of hexagons!, with bias tape and batik, it glowed!

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  16. Aren't Japanese quilters amazing. Those are sure a gorgeous batch of photos you took. Each quilt I was ready to comment that it was my favorite but by the end of your post I couldn't decide which one was my favorite. Amazing!

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    1. It is really hard to pick the one quilt we like best. I asked Julie how she looks at the quilts. For me I usually look for quilts 1) I would like to have in my home, 2) I wish I had the ability to do, but know I do not, 3) I know I would NEVER do myself, 4) that have lots of embroidery...

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  17. Thank you so much, Queenie, for your excellent photos and commentary about this quilt show. Such skill and creativity! It is a dream almost fulfilled - seeing your postings goes a long way towards seeing such things in person. I truly appreciate the effort you have made to make such available to all your world wide readers. Neame

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    1. I am happy if I have brought the quilt show to you, Neame. May I suggest you head over to Julie Fukuda's blog to see what pictures and comments she has posted: http://myquiltdiary.blogspot.jp/2014/11/re-runs-of-yokohama-quilt-show.html

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