Yes? Stop reading now.
Don't know? Well, here is a summery for you; this post contains:
- the winning quilts
- other quilts
- Japanese embroidery
No? Then read on.
The Grand Prix, Best in show, went to
Second prize went to this absolutely STUNNING quilt - a masterpiece if ever I saw one!
The prize for handmade quilt
This quilt needed a lot of planning and fussy cutting
Here a sample of the clever use of kimono fabric, to dress the lady in - a kimono!
Every quilt show has some indigo quilts
A charming village quilt
Red and white is always striking
Amish quilts are popular, even when they are machine quilted
Look how you can use the Buttonhole stitch on the machine for a nice accent.
A Japanese quilt show is not a show without a taupe quilt. This one features Tokyo Station, in celebration of the station's 100th anniversary.
Handquilted Baltimore Album quilts are also popular
A lot of perfection and work has gone into this quilt.
Here is a quilt to inspire my friend of Hokkaido Kudasai!
How many Mondays' worth of count would you need before you finished this quilt, Pamela?
This famous artist never fails to amaze the crowds with her charming, lively and witty quilts.
NHK (the TV broadcaster) has recently shown a series of documentaries about Japanese fabric. In one of the programmes they focused on Kogin, the embroidery used to reinforce farmers' clothes in Aomori prefecture of northern Japan. At the show there was a display of such clothes and stitching. Some of my readers will recognise these items once on display at the Amuse museum in Tokyo.
caro-rose-creations has worked an impressive number of patterns and kindly made them accessible on her blog.
Famous embroidery artist Ayako Ohtsuka had some of her beautiful items on display
So did boutis expert Kumiko Nakayama Geraerts
A word of warning, there will be one more post from Tokyo International Great Quilts Festival, but it's about things you take home, such as shopping!