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  • Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2018
    Fabric, needles and thread exhibition

    25 – 31 January 2018
    Tokyo Dome

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    The Tokyo International Grand Quilt Festival is one the world’s largest quilt shows, bringing together many quilters and quilt lovers from Japan and around the world. The 17th edition will be as fascinating as ever, full of exhibits and side events to highlight the art of quilting.

    東京国際キルトフェスティバル (あみゅーぜんの東京ガイド)
    Quilt created by Shizuko Kuroha

    Editor’s picks

    ◆ Special exhibition “Little Women interpreted by four quilt artists”

    Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, four renowned Japanese quilters will depict the world of the four sisters by taking up one character each in their quilt work. Also, fourteen quilters will feature the novel in their handmade quilts. As a bonus not to miss, precious handicrafts from the collection of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (Massachusetts, US) will be on display.

    東京国際キルトフェスティバル (あみゅーぜんの東京ガイド)
    (L) “Little Women” illustration courtesy of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House; (R) a work by Noriko Nozawa

    ◆ The World of Eric Carle

    Eric Carle is an American author of picture books, specially known in Japan for “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. 20 young artists will represent the universe of Eric Carle through their quilts.

    東京国際キルトフェスティバル (あみゅーぜんの東京ガイド)
    “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

    ◆ “In Praise of Mola” by Fumiko Nakayama

    Fumiko Nakayama is a well-known quilter of “molas”, or the reverse applique practiced by the Guna people in Panama, and a collector of needlework of various ethnic groups around the world. The special exhibition presents Nakayama’s dynamic works of molas.

    東京国際キルトフェスティバル (あみゅーぜんの東京ガイド)

    ◆ Japan Quilt Grand Prix

    From the largest quilt competition in the country, about 300 prize-winning works from Japan and abroad will be on display.

    ◆ Quilt market

    Get everything you need for your quilting passion at the largest quilt market in Japan with some 200 stalls.

    ◆ Gift to readers

    Amuzen will give to its readers a total of five pairs of invitation tickets to this show via a lottery process.

    Application deadline: 14 January 2018 (JST)
    The link to the application page 

    Application is closed.

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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