Monday, February 15, 2016
More Tokyo Dome quilts ... part 2
How about this musical variety?
A singing bird, a singing pineapple,
a singing elephant, a note-worthy cat, a dancing couple, and the cow jumping over the moon.
Just imagine trying to coordinate a quilt with this variety!
At least these are all singing in chorus and they have a fence of pieced blocks to keep them all together.
It would be very interesting to talk with those who took on the task of assembling these blocks.
As I understand it, each year one well-known quilt teacher assumes the responsibility.
She gets TV time where she can demonstrate making blocks in a class. Maybe publish patterns ...
then, with the help of her loyal disciples, the quilts are assembled. She must have access to a very large space to lay out all these blocks and decide what will go where. 120 blocks per quilt!
Next year with smaller blocks it might be even more of a challenge.
While standing in our small group, we were approached by another blogger who had recognized us from our blog pictures.
(Not an easy thing among that mob you can see in the background)
Jenni was visiting from Australia ...
her blog is JACARANDA. What fun to add a new friend to the equation!
I did get a poor shot of her bag, also being exhibited.
Since Ueno-sensei is not from the Tokyo area, it is amazing that we seem to meet up every year with no planning at all.
Her group of "Team Quilt Ten" used to have a display every year at the Yokohama quilt show.
Each year the theme would change and the display included quilts from other countries who had joined that year and theme. What a pity that show has not continued, but how good to see Ueno-san is still in action.