I can't believe that just last week I was in Japan having fun. I had decided not to have a booth at the show this year but still wanted to go and enjoy seeing the wonderful quilts on display. I went for the last two days of the Quilt Show at the Tokyo Dome.
Can you see the crowds of people streaming down the steps to get to the quilt show? Between 35,000 and 40,000 people visit each day, yes you read that correctly...thats a lot of people!
This is the view of the quilt show and shops from the top of the steps.
The theme this year was 'Little House On The Prairie', the covered wagon was splendid. The wagon cover was quilted blocks, the grass was plaited rugs, the leaves and flowers were all made from fabric, even the plums on the tree were fabric.
This amazing quilt has the theme of train stations in Tokyo.
I loved the colouring in this quilt, the pieced blocks were so beautiful and I loved the border scenes. This is a quilt which you could look at for days and still find something to amaze you that you hadnt noticed before.
Lots of knots for the sheep.
I enjoy the quilts that are made by lots of different people and you can buy tickets for the chance to win one.
I caught up with Masako and her daughter Emi from Crib Quilts at the show who had invited me to teach some of their students for two one day workshops for the two days following the show.