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Subtle fabric shifts in Japanese quilts

Subtle fabric shifts in Japanese quilts

I am not a traditional quilter by any means but I used to go to International Quilt Market every year with my Pavelka Design sewing patterns and I was certainly exposed to the full range of quilt things on the market from about 1993 – 2000. The thing that really struck me about the majority…

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Tokyo Quilt Show, from traditional to contemporary

Tokyo Quilt Show, from traditional to contemporary

So much to take in. Art quilts from abstract to figurative to these extremely fine traditional kimonos were on display. These carefully dyed kimonos were very finely embroidered with fine silk threads and metallic threads. I walked my buns off and spent from about 10 till 4 there, meeting people, taking pictures, buying only a…

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Young and hip kimonos in Tokyo Quilt Show

Young and hip kimonos in Tokyo Quilt Show

Kimonos are worn by many women, young and old, in Tokyo. This young woman pulled off a pretty hip and colorful style with hers.

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More from Tokyo Quilt Show 2007

More from Tokyo Quilt Show 2007

May 23, 2010 | Japan, quilts, travel | No Comments

Juicy color and fun from Tokyo Quilt Show.

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Tokyo Quilt Show 2007

Tokyo Quilt Show 2007

May 21, 2010 | Japan, quilts, travel | No Comments

In January, 2007, I was lucky enough to go to Hong Kong for the Toy Show and on our way back, we stopped in Japan. Someone commented (in Japanese) on my colorful clothing and handed me a paper announcing the International Quilt Show in Tokyo. If she hadn’t made this approach, I would have missed…

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Costume drama in Barcelona

Costume drama in Barcelona

Loved these street performers in Barcelona dressed as women from a Velasquez painting. I am still trying to get back to the Inspiration section on my site but dang it, life is just so exciting and busy. I keep hitting remind in a week when the reminder pops up. Barcelona was wonderful and I took…

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