Friday, 22 January 2016

Tokyo Quilt Festival Part 2

Now I have to warn you…….this is a very long post but so worth it! Do remember that you can click on any image to see a close up (and you can also scroll through them all). And dearest Helen from Whitecroft tours…….I dedicate this entry to you…..I wish you could have been here with me - it is truly breath taking and I hope the display can travel further afield. It would be so special if it could be in the UK with the 150th anniversary events. The quilts are absolute eye candy and I can honestly say after 30 years of quilting I have never seen such perfection……these Japanese quilters are absolute masters. They have captured all things Beatrix Potter with incredible accuracy - so much detail and nearly all entirely hand stitched. I phoned Larry this afternoon and said I was giving up on doing my own Beatrix Potter book…..you will see why! Enjoy it all (and again I have not included the maker as it was all in Japanese - check here for that info)……….








 



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 I do hope you have enjoyed the quilts (downloading and formatting has kept me occupied for 2 hours!). Most of these works of art were hand appliquéd, hand quilted and hand embroidered - truly grand masters of quilting…….I have many more photos I could share but blogger might shut me down! I have hand stitched a small gift from home for every one of these quilters which I am hoping I can leave for someone to pass on who actually understands me tomorrow! More of the general quilt entries as well tomorrow x

30 comments:

  1. the work you show is truly exquisite - I first saw Japanese hand work at the Paducah quilt show about 10 years and I was just amazed at the tiny detail of their quilt works and my amazement continues to this day. You are so lucky to be seeing so much of their work although I think it would boggle the mind to see so much of it at once - my mind would be in over drive! Continue to have fun and looking forward to seeing more

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  2. Thank you, thank you for taking the time and energy to show us such lovely work. Wow, I am so happy for you to have this opportunity, you deserve it! Enjoy every minute and stay well. We will have the benefit somewhere down the line with your talent.

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  3. Oh my stars! What superb work! All that fine stitching! Thank you so much for sharing these, Michele. It would be fabulous if the exhibit would go to Houston. My favorite at first slow survey is that stunning work with a hexagon border. WOW.

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  4. Oh my stars! What superb work! All that fine stitching! Thank you so much for sharing these, Michele. It would be fabulous if the exhibit would go to Houston. My favorite at first slow survey is that stunning work with a hexagon border. WOW.

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  5. I love this display, such exquisite work, how fantastic to see it. I have all the books and many of the Royal Doulton figurines. Thanks for showing us the photos

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  6. Almost better than the originals! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. All one can say when seeing these works is WOW. That you spent the time and effort to share them with us is very appreciated. Thank you.

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  8. Must have been so wonderful to see these amazing quilts in real life.Thanks so much for sharing the photos.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful. I have all the Beatrix Potter books with Peter Rabbit and these are suvh lovely reminders😊

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  10. Absolutely beautiful. I have all the Beatrix Potter books with Peter Rabbit and these are suvh lovely reminders😊

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  11. Wow,wow wow, overwhelming , sensory overload plus, your brain just must be whizzing with ideas, probably exploding. I looked at every image and the detail is extraordinary. For a non quilter I am just blown away. Thank you for sharing XX

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  12. Thank you so much for showing us all these photos. The quilts are truly amazing. The designs, the embroidery and the hand quilting - all done to such a high standard. The Japanese seem to be able to take quilting to another level. I had all the books as a child, and Royal Doulton plates and a mug. I think The Tale of Two Mice was my favourite. I loved Hunca Munca.

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  13. You are a dear to post all these marvelous works.... masters of the needle and master of the memories! Beatrix Potter came to our house because of Grandmother Grace - Gaga and these photos brought all those memories back.....from sixty years ago.... I still have several of the books and several of the ceramic figures ......

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  14. Cannot thank you enough for taking these photos and then taking the time (and work) to post them. What wonderful quilts you got to see in person! And I am sure they are even more beautiful and unbelievable seeing them in person that on the computer. The Japanese do some really fine quilting and needlework. I am often stunned by their work. Oh and how wonderful of you to make small gifts to give to the quilters. Your work is beautiful also and I am sure they will love the scissor fobs. Someone pointed me to your blog and now I must thank them for that.

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  15. Thank you for posting all these excellent photos from the Quilt show. It is great to be able to see the detailed work and quilting.

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  16. Oh my goodness, how exquisite. You must have been so excited to see all of these beautiful quilts. The detail is superb. I wonder what BP would have thought? Your camera and iPad must have been in overdrive, ha ha. K xx

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  17. Those embroidery on the faces are so beautiful.Thank you!

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  18. How lovely. Can I use some of your pics for my website? www.beatrix-potter.tk? Thank you very much in advance.

    Angela (angela@beatrix-potter.tk)

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  19. Absolutely stunning, what a head spin you must have been in to see so many beautiful things at once. I can only echo the other comments in thanking you for your hard work in putting this post together.

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  20. I have looked at this post several times and I am amazed at the detail in these quilts. I have always admired Japanese quilts but these take my admiration to a new level. Thank you so much for all the photos, I particularly love that you have shown us an overall photo of the quilt and then shown a close up of a small section. Thanks again.

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  21. These quilts are absolutely beautiful. I did my son's nursery 36 years ago in the Peter Rabbit theme so this is very close to my heart. Oh how I wish I would have had the foresight to have made a quilt at that time.

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  22. These quilts should be on exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival. They would be a great addition.

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  23. 13 years ago I designed a Peter Rabbit quilt for my first grandchild. I've been thinking about doing a second one, but on a much smaller scale. The quilts in these photos are inspirational. It has been several years since I've travelled to the Houston International Quilt Festival, but I would go again if these quilts were on exhibit. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Just inspirational I will be waiting 4 ur book soon. Let me know I will be wanting one. Thanks 4 ur hard work, all lovely.Cheers Crist.

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    1. Crisy sorry
      Email kiwilassinnz or Facebook kiwimaterialgirlcrisy

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  25. What I would give to see these up close better yet watch a work in progress! Masters!

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  26. Absolutely exquisite! Superb detail. Thank you for sharing you stunning pictures, something I would otherwise never have seen.

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  27. Ok, I love these stunning work. It would be great to also see the scale of these in reference to another object.

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  28. Thank you for sharing. Peter Rabbit was one of my favorite stories my Granny use to read to me when I was a child. These quilts are absolutely fabulous! & I think your right, I will have to give up thoughts of making my own Peter Rabbit quilt after seeing these. Wow!!!

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  29. Thank you for sharing these exquisite quilts with us! It is truly a pleasure to look closely at the intricate details. Your blog is lovely and I'm so glad to have found you!

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