Tuesday, 30 January 2018

17th Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2018, Part 4

I hope you are not fed up with quilts, because here come the first lot from the contest.

Let's start with the Grand Prix, Best in Show

眞田雅子*Masako Sanada
I don't always agree with the judges, but this year I certainly do. I think this quilt is a real stunner!

Second prize
桂川ちはる*Chiharu Katsuragawa

The Handwork Award went to 
 this meticulously made Baltimore album quilt on 25 blocks.
今井寿子*Toshiko Imai

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Traditional quilts
The following quilts, though fantastic, did not win any prizes.




山口智恵子*Chieko Yamaguchi


 大友直美*Naomi Otomo





 森田佳子*Yoshiko Morita used up her Liberty stash!



 胡桃沢淑子*Yuko Komazawa

 

 界亜希*Aki Sakai must surely use a microscope to stitch such tiny details



 小島礼子*Reiko Kojima




 山崎佳子*Yoshiko Yamazaki makes her Feather stitches so evenly one wonders if they are made by machine, but no, no!


 大内淳*Jun Oguchi




 千葉幸子*Sachiko Chiba has fussy-cut the petals for the lilies, see how they open beautifully




 柳沼みゆき*Miyuki Yanaguma



 谷口由紀*Yuki Taniguchi


高橋綾子*Ayako Takahashi


18 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this with us. It's great to see these beauties! For now I only took a quick look, I have a new blogpost to write. But I'm coming back to take a better look later this week.

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    1. I hope you have a good second look and can enjoy the fantastic quilts.

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  2. Aren't these gorgeous? I think I missed a few of these, thanks for posting so I can see here what I didn't see there!

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    1. It is so easy to miss things when there is a crowd and one has limited time to stand in front of the quilts.

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  3. Stunning and beautiful quilts. Thank you for taking us all along to the show.

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    1. More tomorrow!
      Next year you can see all for yourself, I hope!

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  4. No I'm not fed up with seeing the quilts, there are some stunning ones. I think I like the first one the most.

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    1. So did the judges! I think it was the best Grand Prix of the shows 17-year history.

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  5. These quilts, they're all amazing!
    I agree, Aki's bear family quilt details must've been done with a magnifying
    glass. So fun!

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    1. That quilter always work such small details in her quilt. I saw it the first time some years ago in the Yokohama show and everyone was standing around drooling.

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  6. They are all stunning, but the winning one does look fabulous!

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  7. I was hoping to go back one more time at the end when there are fewer people, but with all that is coming up here, there was sadly no way.

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    1. I, too, wish my time would be MY time, but alas I am at the beck-and-call of others and had no chance of returning for a third visit.

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    1. There are some great quilts, aren't there?

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  9. May I ask if you know the pattern name of the house/cathedral quilt done by Yuki Taniguchi? Beautiful!! Thank you!

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    1. I'm afraid I don't. I guess it is her own design.

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