Monday, January 26, 2009

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2009

Although I wasn’t able to attend the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2009, I’ve heard good reports. The show ran from Friday, January 16 to Saturday, January 24.

Held at the Tokyo Dome, the show is always a sight to see. It is huge and perhaps one of the largest gathering of quilters anywhere! It’s billed as a —Fabric, Needles and Thread Exhibition—an understatement to say the least. Along with the many rows of filled to the brim booths for craft loving attendees, a quilt display of extraordinary proportions is available for viewing.

Anxious to see quilts since I could not be there, I found a wonderful collection posted by a quilter living in Tokyo, Japan who was able to attend. She has 178 photos posted on flickr for your viewing pleasure. Thank you movinghands’ for providing this wonderful tour.
The show captures the essence of quilters’ enthusiasm and creativity. The quilts represent the works of renowned quilters from around the world. You can read more about the exhibits and who was involved by clicking here.

This is historically a popular well attended show. If you’re thinking about attending in 2010, plan early. Maybe I’ll see you there! In the meantime, check out some of the new favorites at

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing an event that would be nearly impossible to see otherwise!