Monday, 26 January 2015

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival - part 2

There were so many wonderful quilts shown at the quilt festival, it is hard to know where to start.  So I thought I would begin with the show winners and category winners.  I will look at each category, one by one, in future posts.  Photos of the quilt labels are included, and I think the makers' names are written in romaji on these, even if the quilt titles aren't.  As usual, click to zoom in on the photos to see more detail. I had to wait until very late in the day to be able to get photos of the main show winners, without the crowds.  The winners are also listed here.

The categories are -
  • Traditional quilt
  • Original Design quilt
  • Wa quilt (Japanese theme)
  • Bag quilt
  • Framed quilt                         
  • Junior (we missed this one)
I have no idea about the judging system, whether it is a points based system like Festival of Quilts, or a juried system.

The first place quilt must have been an entry in the 'Wa' (Japanese-themed quilts) category I think.  It was pieced from tiny scraps of very old Japanese indigo fabrics.

The quilt that won second place had the most amazingly detailed piecing.

The category winners - Original Design.

Framed quilt -

'Wa' category -

The second prize winner in 'Wa' was one of the few wholecloths in the show and used trapunto.

Looks like I didn't get a good photo of the third prize winner in 'Traditional', only the one on the far right.

I didn't get a photo of the bag winners, but I'll see if anyone else did.

More photos coming soon.  You can make up your own mind then about whether the judges made the right choices or not. There were so many fantastic pieces, it must have been a hard decision.


magsramsay said...

love, love, love the indigo quilts!

Sue said...

thank you for your blog,I have enjoyed the photos very much

Susie Q said...

These photos are great. Clear focused sharp.... just super to study etc. Will take more than one look through to absorb the workmanship and creativity of the quilters. Love the crane quilting.