Every year there is a huge diplay (80) of these partnership quilts, this year the theme was 'the circle is interesting'. Each unquilted block is made and donated by an individual, 120 unquilted blocks are then matched and the quilts are assembled by a team of volunteers and quilted.
Love the colours in this one
I hve been told that quilting groups get together and decide on a block theme and each make blocks that go together and this quilt caught my eye.
The armchair blocks remind me of the block in my quilt A Kittens Tale.
This quilt was very effective, the patterns created from the circles is interesting almost hypnotic!
This had so many fun blocks in it I could have looked at it for ages.
Loved the embroidery on this block...very inspiring.
Love this block, such happy looking ladies!
The quilts are all on display each one has the names of the makers on a chart beside the quilt and for approx. $5.50 you can buy a ticket which you put in the box of your favourite quilt and there is a chance you may win the quilt :) The money goes to charity and I imagine that they raise a large sum :)
I am not sure of the theme for next year or the closing entry date, I will endeavour to find out and let you know.
If you wish to partcipate these are the rules:
one block per person measuring 22cm x 22cm (including seam allowance), no wadding or batting just the quilt block, your name in pen in the seam allowance of the lower right hand corner, enclose a note with your name, address, phone number and email address. Send to
NHK Sutekini Handmade
You will get a postcard back with the quilt that your block is in, which should you come to Tokyo for the show next year would make finding your block a little easier!