Friday, November 7, 2014

Yokohama Quilt Festival

 Opened the drapes to this beautiful morning from my hotel window, The Yokohama Bay Sheraton.
 When I asked a staff member what the tower was, it fell on deaf ears as he wasn't sure what I was talking about.
 Yokohama Pacifico Exhibition Centre.
 They do not take credit cards at the show, Japan is majority a cash country.
The programs are in Japanese, they do not cater to English, and the workshops sell out very quickly.
Each workshop is 500 ($5) or 1000 ($10)Yen depending on what you make and take.
The teachers have great fun trying to explain the procedures.
 Lisa asked to take my photo, I am finally here.
This 4 piece dragon quilt adorned the front entrance.
Below are just a sample of the exquisite workmanship by the Japanese quilters.












The exhibition is quite small compared to Houston.
But the quilts made up for the size. It seems that the majority of the stalls cater for bag makers.
At our quilt shows stalls are adorned with quilts, there aren't any here. The walls are bare. It took a bit of getting used to. I bought 3 bundles of taupe fabrics, the program of the winning quilts, a miniature crane made out of kimono fabric and some ancient writing paper for covering a journal.
We can head back tomorrow for 1/2 a day but I have decided along with another lady not to.
 
I will post more quilts tomorrow.

6 comments:

  1. You made it!!! The quilts looks fabulous - did you get many ideas???? Love, love your photos. Keep enjoying your trip.

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  2. Jenni,
    Thanks so much for posting all the photos of fabulous quilts. Take it all in so much to absorb.

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  3. Stunning quilts, thanks for sharing Jenni.

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  4. Such incredible work!
    I so enjoy your travels via your photos. many thanks.

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  5. Love the creativity of the Japanese quilters. These are just stunning.

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