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

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


Annet said...

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.

Pamela said...

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!

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

jacaranda said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Linda Calverley said...

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

Janie said...

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

Rachel said...

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

Julie Fukuda said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

It was the best!

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Jan said...

I am in awe.

Queeniepatch said...

There are some great quilts, aren't there?

Anonymous said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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