Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2009

Each year in January I hope and pray that I can go to the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival. I have yet to actually make it there; however, I will not wallow in agony.

No, need to cry. We have the talented and generous Jennifer of Moving Hands Blog to thank for her awesome images and the incredible images on Flickr.

If you are a quilter, or an artist, or just a human being with a MUST view these incredible photos. They are so inspirational. Jennifer, I cannot thank you enough for capturing these quilts so beautifully.

As you can see above, I am still working on learning to knit. This is my first attempt at a sock.

I spent my trip to Yosemite with a friend that said, "You know, you can buy socks, right?"

Yeah, thanks.


Journeying Five said...

once when i invited a friend to a craft weekend, her reply was "i have better things to do"...ouch! but so sad!

Cecile said...

Thanks for posting the link on Flickr. It's really overwhelming ! I was lucky to visit Tokyo on a business trip and visited quilt exhibits, all I can say is that their intricate piecing and tiny quilting is really astonishing !

Cecile, in rainy France

Kathie said...

oh my dream is to go there as well.
I am becoming more and more intriqued with their fabrics and their quilts...
their style .
I am fighting the urge right now to start collecting japanese fabrics...
wonder how long this will last :)
Love your sock.
oh learning to make socks wait to you get to the heel :)

J said...

I finally got my husband to stop suggesting that I "just go out and buy a rug" when I made baby quilts for friends. Chalk it up to cultural differences...I still wish he would go to the quilt show with me one year! One can dream.


Trisha said...

Ugh! I hate when people say that! Good luck on your sock and don't give up! I hope you make it to the Tokyo quilt show someday!

Lexy Martin (Quilter and Surveyor) said...

Thank you so much for directing me to Moving Hands. Awesome pictures. Brings back great memories of being their in 2008. See my pics at

XUE said...

I love to sew & quilt but when it comes to knitting - I say the same thing as your friend :) .