Sensei's quiltsIn the middle section of the display are quilts made by a number of featured teachers. This was the only section where quilter's names were were written in "romaji" or Roman letters. Some of the titles were also written in English (and others I have translated the best I could).
It is called "Country Road, Sketches of Country Journey"
It seems each section of the display had a different theme.
Looking closely at the appliqued characters in the center is very entertaining. In the right front there is Little
Red Riding Hood holding the wolf.
I believe she made a cat quilt last year too. As in that one, this is all fused and sewed over all by machine.
I couldn't get far enough away for a full view because of the crowd at the time I went first.
By Chinami Terai
I like the effect of these appliqued autumn leaves.
Again, only a section,
this is "Restart" by Chiyo Hosokawa.
I believe she also did something similar last year. Kind of a Hawaiian style applique of rather intricate designs, this looking like a wave design and people on surfboards.
Look at all that detailed applique
and the trapunto in the green areas. All hand done.
This is another detail ... Didn't get close enough to get the name.
I believe, "To Keep On" by Naoko Takeshita.
Even the outer walls/partitions held quilts.
This is Alphabet of Circle by Kumiko Fujita.
I have made many alphabet quilts over the years but never one with letters like these. Very cleaver.
This is named "Roundness" and has been specially hung so both sides can be viewed.
There may have been quilted clothing too.
Maybe another viewer will have pictures of those.
They seemed to be quite popular judging from the crowds viewing them.
Nearly every Japanese quilt magazine I have seen includes instructions for making bags.
More is yet to come. I hope your feet are less tired than mine were at this point in the show.