Original Design Catagory
Ayame (a variety of Iris)
By Takeyama with lots of machine work.
This Spider Lily was created by Hayashi. Also with machine work.
This "Witch's Calendar was created by Kikuma and is all hand done.
The title is at the lower edge. This is all hand done by Takeda.
Sorry, I didn't get the title. I guess I was too busy looking at those tiny appliqued dots.
This quilt was made by Saita.
Vines of Life by Ueno
Caribbean Paradise by Date. A fine Mola-style piece of work.
"Torobi = 50th Anniversary" By Murakami. I wish I could have been able to read the explanation that went tith the quilt. My 50th anniversary is this year but there is no way I could create something like this to mark the event!
Afternoon Shower in Red ... by Ishii
This is a detail of the slashed technique.
Temptation of Red
The picture doesn't really do it justice.
"Enclosed With a Thought" or (Thinking of you) by Miai
It may be original but looks a lot like a "Dear Jane" to me.
"Where Notes Went" by Fukushima. All this pale Japanese taupe is the pieced background of many white notes floating about.
"Dancers" by Yabe, another fine Mola-style quilt.
"Benefit of the Sunshine". Nozawa
"Swing Jazz" by Okamatsu
"Arigato" by Ozaki.
This should be the last of the pictures but I find that I still have some more that I failed to connect to a catagory.
This is by Matsuo
I think this was called My Baltimore or something like that. It was probably among the traditional quilts but I sadly failed to take notes on it as to the quilt artist. I tend to look more closely at the handwork rather than the signs written all in Japanese. My apologies to the quilter but I thought you might like to see it anyway.
My Allstars 9 Patch by Hashiba.
"For You Arigato" by Sakai.
"Nostalgia" by Yoko Ueda
These cats are by Akashi. There was sashiko quilting
"Monmaruto in Dawn" by Watanabe
By the time I got to the end, the Auld Lang Syne had finished playing and the announcements were hinting that it was time for the viewers to wend their way back up those bleacher stairs to the exit.
In all, it was a great show, though it is hard to believe that with all the preparations made to put it together, they can't find one person who could translate at least the names of the participants into English. Then the title "International" could take on more true meaning .
Snow is falling. My evening meeting has been postponed. The ASIJ quilt awaits my attention. Time to shut my laptop and get to serious business.