Last week I shared a link to the top winning quilts at the Spring Paducah show. Since then AQS has posted photos of all the winning quilts on their blog: http://www.aqsblog.com/2019-spring-paducah-winning-quilts.
In the 30 years I’ve been attending Spring Quilt Week in Paducah, I have been continually amazed by the number and quality of quilts made by Japanese quilters who have entered the show. This year was no exception.
There were 55 quilts made by Japanese artists this year. As I went through the show I took photos of just a few of my favorites:
Amazing – and this is just a sampling. The artistry and workmanship are incredible! I can only imagine what the quilts must be like at the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival – but I won’t be imagining for long.
As I’ve mentioned before – I will be leading a tour to the largest quilt show in the world this coming January! We now have the complete brochure available.
and you’re welcome to open a printable pdf by clicking here!
While in Paducah I helped out Judy, the woman who is planning my trip, by working in the booth she shared with Carol of KimonoMomo Japanese Textiles.
Carol is a delight. She not only sells Japanese Textiles and supplies, but she has a wonderful blog: https://theardentthread.com/, she travels to lecture and teach, and she’s on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimonomomoshop/.
I decided to purchase a Sashiko kit from her and did my first motif:
I think I’m hooked.
For all the information about my upcoming adventure please go to: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s5kd471hhrpow6c/Textile%20Tour%20to%20Japan%202020%20-%20Chris.pdf?dl=0