Monday, January 25, 2016

Trip to Tokyo

I got to travel to Tokyo last week with my friend Merikay Waldvogel. SHE made the trip, but sent a lot of photos - a vicarious thrill for a quilter home in snowy Kansas.

Merikay has enjoyed judging the Tokyo Great International Quilt Festival for several years. Her judge’s choice for this year's show is I Love Feedsacks #1.

It's a sentimental choice for a judge from Tennessee - finding feedsacks in a Japanese quilter's work.

Merikay sent a lot of photos - here are a few detail shots I really like.

Merikay treated herself to a manicure before she left. She may have enjoyed that as much as the trip!


  1. I am not surprised by the feedsacks at all. A friend here in Iowa has sold many via ebay for over $100 each to Japanese buyers. Sometime before 2009 at the IQF in Houston I saw a Japanese made quilt that used 100s or 1000s (a lot) of different feedsack print pieces. The workmanship was so fine and amazing.