Quilting in the Japanese Style
It may come as no surprise that Quilting in Japan is very big. It started at about the time of the second world war and really came to the fore in the last 25 years.
Designs in the Japanese style, from the recent Show in Japan:
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(image) These pictures are from the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum.
Arguably the most famous Quilter in Japan is Noriko Endo, she currently works in her home studio in Chiba, Japan, and teaches throughout Japan, plus in Korea, IQF, Houston and QSDS, Ohio, USA.
Her work has been shown in the U.S., Europe and Japan, and included in national exhibits such as Quilt Visions, Quilt National & Quilt Nihon.
Some of the Accolades Noriko has received:
2005 “Work of Merits Award”, The 8th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
“Honorable Mention Award”, World of Beauty, International Quilt Association
2003 “Peoples Choice Award”, Quilt National ‘03
“Work of Merits Award” The 7th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2002 “American Quilter’s Society Awards”, The 6th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Tokyo
1998 “Honorable Mention Award”, International Quilt Week ’98, Yokohama, Japan
“Honorable Mention Award”, The 5th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
1997 “Copper Awards”, The 4th Banshuori Patchwork Quilt Exhibition, Hyogo, Japan
“Silver Awards”, The 3rd Banshuori Patchwork Quilt Exhibition, Hyogo, Japan
My findings whilst researching this blog are that Japanese Quilts are in the main contemporary and virtually always extremely colourful – there is a message here for all of us.
Compiled by Rose – Author – The Essential Guide to Quilting