Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tokyo International Quilt Festival 2018 - Part 2

Connection by Sano Junko | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Connection by Sano Junko
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Connection by Sano Junko | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Connection by Sano Junko | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Today I am sharing with you more photos of the quilts that were on display at the Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 as seen through my lens. There were many more inspiring and exciting works to be seen - truly incredible pieces of design, artistry, and workmanship - all varying in style from traditional, to modern, and original. The quilts shown here represent just a handful of quilt that drew in my eye or made my jaw drop! Pictured above is my show favorite; I love this original design with a traditional quilt block feel, and the use of color and fabrics. 

Flowers and Polka Dot by Yoko (Shizuoka) | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts
Flowers and Polka Dot by Yoko (Shizuoka)
Flowers and Polka Dot by Yoko (Shizuoka) | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts


Beautiful Faces of the Seasons by Yoshiko Yokoi | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Beautiful Faces of the Seasons by Yoshiko Yokoi
Beautiful Faces of the Seasons by Yoshiko Yokoi | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Beautiful Faces of the Seasons by Yoshiko Yokoi | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Beautiful Faces of the Seasons by Yoshiko Yokoi | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

As previously mentioned the quilt labels displayed alongside the quilts were in Japanese and rarely included construction details. I have used Google Translate to translate the text but where that didn't make a lot of sense I have included a photo of the original label with the photos of the quilt.

Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Ferris Wheel Quilt | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Japanese Patterns by Kumiko Fujita | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Japanese Patterns by Kumiko Fujita

Traditional Design Category - 2nd Place by Emiko Kobayashi


 The Moon and Me by Yoneko Maruya
The detail and use of color and texture of this quilt were amazing.
The cutest bunnies!


Kutani by  鈴木貞子*Sadako Suzuki | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Kutani by  鈴木貞子*Sadako Suzuki
This (mini) quilt was part of the Framed Quilt Exhibition.
It is no bigger than a 12" square. The quilting stitches are tiny!
Kutani by  鈴木貞子*Sadako Suzuki | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018


The detail of the quilting and embroidery stitches on this quilt were
incredible, and the quilt binding/edge was fascinating!


A Wish by Masako Katase | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
A Wish by Masako Katase
A Wish by Masako Katase | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018


The Star Flower by Goto Keiko



QUILT SNIPPETS
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長谷智子*Tomoko Hase
Diamond Dust by Tamiko Mawatari | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Diamond Dust by Tamiko Mawatari
Let's Make Soap Bubbles by Keiko Goke | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts
Let's Make Soap Bubbles by Keiko Goke
Tidings of the Blossoms Across Japan by Kiyoko Goto | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Tidings of the Blossoms Across Japan by Kiyoko Goto
Color Story by Rieko Miyamura | Tokyo International Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Color Story by Rieko Miyamura
by Hiromi Kitamura (Kyoto)
Framed Quilt category ~ by Tani Tomoko  Silk Thread Embroidery | Tokyo International Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts
Framed Quilt category ~ by Tani Tomoko
Silk Thread Embroidery

I am so glad to have had the opportunity to travel to Japan and attend the Tokyo Quilt Festival. I do not have a fear of flying but I am not fun to be around on "travel day". I call it airport anxiety. So I am ever so grateful that my husband suggested we travel together to Tokyo and that he continues to encourage and support my quilting and fabric obsession. I would definitely go again! 

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

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20 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing your wonderful photos of the quilts. I so enjoy seeing so many quilts made by hand and quilted by hand - my preferred method of quilting. It is just so enjoyable to see them knowing I will never go there. I think it was so nice of your husband to go along - my husband supports my quilting obsession as well.

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  2. All these quilts are light years away from anything I could ever do. Such patience, talent and determination in each one. The loopy binding on that one quilt was incredible!

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  3. Thank you for sharing these beauties with us. I can only imagine how stunning they must be in person. Bonus points to your husband for helping this be an enjoyable experience for you.

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  4. Gorgeous, stunning, awesome quilts and quilting. Thank yo so much for sharing these master pieces!

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  5. I appreciate you sharing. I'm sure it was a lot to visually enjoy. Did they have a market? Did you buy something special?

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  6. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us - I totally understand the airport anxiety. Sweet husbands to the rescue.

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  7. These are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! How long do you think it took these wonderful artists to complete the quilts?

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful quilts! I doubt I will ever get to go to anything like this, so I truly appreciate getting to see them. That first quilt is fabulous, color and concept...just amazing. Thank you, Rita!

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  9. So inspiring, beyond any of my skills, but so admired and enjoyed, Thank you for sharing your visit with us.

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  10. I am dumbfounded at the beauty of these quilts! The time put into each one must be in the hundreds of hours. Thanks for sharing your trip!

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  11. These are the most creative quilts I've ever seen! You must have been in heaven!! I'm not a fan of airplanes, either!

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  12. Thank You for sharing those lovely quilts.

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful quilts with us! They really are so impressive.

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  14. Wow! Thanks Rita. Glad you got there and back and thanks for sharing.

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  15. These are amazing pieces and a lot of work went into them. Thank you for sharing them here. =)

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  16. Thanks ever so much for YOUR trip to Tokyo!! The photos are wonderful..... so much to absorb on each quilt. We can dream.....

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  17. Thank you God for Husbands.
    I can't stand flying or airports. I did a lot of it when I was a kid.
    I love the first quilt very much I want to make that
    The bunnies are adorable. I want that quilt. It is amazing with the denim pieces.
    All of these quilts are just incredible. Obviously all of them appear to be "long term projects" har har😂🙃

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  18. Incredible detail yet again. Masterpieces. This festival is on my bucket list that's for sure. My husband is in Japan five times a year, I have a degree in Japanese (although I haven't used it for a while and was struggling to read those labels), so together with my love of fabric and quilting - this place would be ideal to visit.

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  19. Massive quilt envy. Especially those tiny stitches!
    Adorable bunnies!! "Beautiful Faces of the Season" has a really neat block design. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Thank you for sharing your pictures - they are incredible - the quilt that was your favorite reminds me of life preserver rings - it just makes me smile

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