There may be classes as well.
Other than the variety of fabrics used ,
there is little variety in the blocks shown on this quilt.
The upper and lower row of blocks may have been made in a workshop where the teacher supplied both the pattern and the fabric, as they look almost identical.
I attended the show on Saturday with my friends and here is "Queenie" (Carin) with her contribution containing a Swedish flag. Many of the houses on this quilt were mushrooms.
He has appeared in earlier years with a songbook, a nest in a tree, and planting a seed in a garden.
Here he is checking out a birdhouse...
though I don't think cardinals are likely to nest in a house.
This quilt did have a large selection of birds and birdhouses.
There were 66 partnership quilts exhibited. From last year, the required block size became smaller but the number of quilts does not seem to have decreased.
The show was quite crowded and taking pictures without elbows, shoulders, and heads in front was rather a challenge. Though the mob tended to thin out around 4:pm, the body was wearing out as well.
This was the 18th year of the show. Each year I fill out a questionaire before leaving, recommending they put the quilter's name in English. Many viewers were taking pictures and I have seen a few on Facebook with no recognition given to the quilters who must have spent the better part of a year producing a one-of-a-kind quilt.
Other than the teachers' category, only foreign entries had names other than in Japanese. One year I even brought home the questionaire to get help writing it in Japanese, thinking maybe they could not read requests in English. I am now thinking those forms are not even read other than to be used to send out advertisements to those who respond.
Please check out Tanya's and Queenie's blogs for good pictures and better information. I hope to show more later.