Wednesday I went to Tokyo Dome for the quilt show. It was HOT and very crowded. I enjoyed what I could see. More pictures were allowed but it was almost impossible to take any because of all the visitors. Today I went back again and learned something, the last day is less crowded. I was able to take as many pictures as I wanted. Sorry to say, all the names as well as the titles were written in Japanese. I would prefer to give credit where I can so this is my best try. Part 1 is "Traditional". The above is by Gang-Hee Lee, called "Now, here I am happy". It is all in half-inch square pieces!
The quilting is in short dashes giving a very interesting effect.
uses an interesting color combination.
This quilt by Suzuki has blue embroidered Sun-bonnet Sues in each block.
I couldn't get the title but these animals and people are appliqued all over by Sumi?
"Red quilt filled with love" by Kimura.
This was really more stunning than the picture shows. By Hayashi.
Another 9-patch hexagon called "yorokobi" or Joy. by Sakaguchi.
The pale colors gave a quiet feeling.
This is a detail of the one below. The figures are appliqued by machine with raw edges. They did not look very sturdy but they were so cute.
This is by Takemori. (I think)
These little angles are by Sato.
Each one is different.
Except for the one machine applique piece, all are hand applique and hand quilted. There were some machine quilted ones, but most were beautifully hand done.
I am not very good at arranging pictures. My friend put them on a slide show which might handle more but I am not that tech savvy. More next post.