These quilts were made by some of the 60 well-known quilters and had both titles and names of the quilter in the posted sign.
was made by Keiko Ike.
The red piecing set on cream has a great amount of detail and is machine quilted.
Queenie showed this quilt on her third post. Called "Stories of Ties", by Machiko Miyatani, I was interested because I have been asked a few times to make a memory quilt using a deceased father or grandfather's neckties. I think this would be a lovely solution to the challenge.
Also note the designer name labels from the backs of the ties.
(Sorry I failed to add a link but you can visit her from my sidebar).
The title is "Because I Like Wool" and it is hand made with crocheted details by Hitomi Hanaoka.
Queenie also posted this one. It is really stunning.
"Wonderful Small Flowers of Japan" is made by Fumiko Miura.
There was plenty of silk and what I first thought to be machine stitching, on closer look was very fine couching.
Just look at all those shades of purple!
And the variety of flowers as well!
I had to add this eye-catcher.
Called "I HOPE" was made by Reiko Nakanuma.
Also a lot of machine applique and quilting.
"The Evening Sun" is the work of Kiyoko Goto.
She sure knows how to make that machine do her bidding!
This quilt, "Garden Party" by Tomoko Matsuura made me recall a recent post by Quilt Inspiration.
The one they showed was a dinner setting with all the plates in different styles.
I think Queenie posted one of the Junior division quilts that also had a nice selection of obento boxes with a wide variety of food items.
Queenie has a good picture of this on her post.
The Hina dolls usually are seen sitting very properly in a given order on a step stage.
These dolls seem to have taken the night off for a bit of sake and a party.
It was a very popular piece surrounded by smiling quilters and cameras.
I have hardly scratched the surface of the pictures I wish to post.
The original design quilts, the "Wa" quilts and the framed quilts all will need some translation first.
I did want to show you one quilt that got an "Excellence Award"
When I was admiring this quilt made entirely of tiny hexagons and hand quilted a fraction inside each little piece, I got in a conversation with a gentleman and his wife.
I was surprised to learn that this award-winning "Traditional" quilt was made by the very person to whom I was talking.
And here he is, Mr Shingo Nakano!
I don't know about you, but I am impressed!
I can't imagine my husband fighting his way upstream against this mob of women, let alone sitting still long enough to sew thousands of one centimeter hexagons together. Mr. Nakano, you have my admiration!
More to follow ......