This is an unusual category, I have never been to another show where there are quilts in wooden frames. Maybe Framed Fibre Art would be a more appropriate name as the 'quilts' are small and often not actually quilted, but pieced, appliquéd or maybe even just bonded together. Many also feature embroidery so I thought this might be of interest to the TAST members who read this blog.
This, however, is a real quilt with beautiful quilting making up many of the details. Black netting is used for the shadows. The scene is from Vendôme, France, a place the quilter, Ms Yoshiko Tsuji, wants to return to, as the title translates: 'I want to visit one more time'.
Here the inspiration is once again from France, the lavender fields of Provence, as Ms Tomoko Sato once saw on TV. This quilt has both pieced and appliquéd work as well as all those embroidered French knots. Can you smell the fragrance of lavender?
椙田晴美＊真夏の富良野 (High summer in Furano)
Furano is located on the northern island of Hokkaido, and is famous for, yes, you guessed it, flowers, and especially the lavender fields. Look at all those beautiful stitches! This could indeed be a TAST sampler!!!
See what beauty you can create with the simple Feather stitch! These frostbitten trees earned the maker, Ms Keiko Kimura 2nd prize in the Framed Quilt Award.
It was very noisy near this quilt with clicking camera shutters and all the Wow! Splendid! Fantastic! and other exclamations of delight.
If you can bear with me, there will be one more quilt report, tomorrow.