Nov 12, 2009

International quilt week Yokohama 2009

Yokohama quilt week
Yesterday was the opening day of International quilt week Yokohama.
It was held near my house(approx. 30 minutes by walk), so I went there by myself.
There were lots of women who made a line in front of the entrance. The top picture was the biggest quilt in the hall what was placed at the entrance.

And also, there were big balloons at the entrance.
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Here are some quilt I liked.
Yokohama quilt week
Beautiful red.

Yokohama quilt week
Quilted plants.

Yokohama quilt week
Beautiful white quilt. Delicate.

Yokohama quilt week
Lots of Kimono girls.

Yokohama quilt week
Quilt dresses. I love the center one.

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Grand prize of Machine quilt. Beautiful!

I also made a little rabbit doll at a class, and met an Australian woman. I took a picture of our dolls after we finished making, but the picture is missing from my camera... Maybe I couldn't take it... ???
But it was enjoyable time for me.

In the way to my home, I saw this big christmas tree.
Christmas tree

And I met these four cats.

When I came back home, I soon opened items what I got in the event.

What I got in Yokohama quilt week
This was old Yukata(Summer Kimono). I couldn't find any stains on the outside, so I think I could wear it. But I wanted to make some bags from it...

What I got in Yokohama quilt week
I fell love in this flower print.

What I got in Yokohama quilt week
And I got these twinkle zippers. They are good for Christmas gift!

What I got in Yokohama quilt week
I also got this fabric roll for Yukata. I'll make something for my little niece with it (* v *)!!!!

I enjoyed the event very much.
After four hours walk, I came back home with some cakes for my boyfriend who waited for me without eating anything (* v *).

Have a good Friday and weekend !!!!


jacqueline said...

That is such an awesome quilt show! I adore that Kimono girls quilt. Look at those wonderful fabrics including that old Yukata you bought and your twinkle zippers are gorgeous! Wish i could find such lovely zippers here! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Jan said...

I am so happy that you were able to go to the show! It looks like you enjoyed your day there. :-)

Anonymous said...

WOW! How fun! I love the kimono girls quilt and the balloon quilts are really creative!

Fina said...

I love you this events!! and it's wonderfull the balloon quilts!! i love very much the japanese patchwork, thank you for your photos!!! :)

Chrissy said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. There were some great quilts that we wouldn't otherwise get to see on the other side of the world.

I love the zips, they are fabulous, I wonder if they do them over here. I must go search the internet immediately.

Gingini said...

Thanks for sharing! The things you showed us are beautiful! How happy you must be, going to a quiltshow like that!

Donna said...

The white quilt is exquisite, all that detail. I love the flowered fabric you bought, I wonder if it's something I can find here in the states.

Bendito Colibrí said...

que bellas las fotografias... y las telas me encantaron... me gustan mucho las que utilizas para tus trabajos... siempre tan delicados... que tengas un lindo fin de semana.

SandyQuilts said...


When I was a teen my father was stationed in Yokosuka. I graduated from Nile C. Kinnick in 1964, Yokohama. Who knows someday I'll get to visit. Several of my classmates still live there.

Natitxu said...

Vaya quilts más maravillosos!!!
Me encanta el de las flores rojas y los balones.
Además tienes un gusto fantático.

handmadecreativity said...

Wonderful works!
Thank you for sharing, bye, taced

Genie said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Kris said...

Oh, so many beautiful things! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Theresia (Minori Design) said...

I sooo enjoy your blog, thanks for sharing with us your work,your trips,love it!

Nive said...

Thank you for sharing these impressions. I always wanted to be in Yokohama for the quilt week, but never actually were there at that time. So thanks for letting me take part in this event anyway. Maybe next year I will be there by myself?

Lisa Risager said...

I've tagged you!

Victoria said...

Thanks for sharing... it's been a long time dream of mine to attend this show, and I so appreciate getting to view bits of it vicariously from those of you generous enough to share your experience!

Miss Pelicano said...

What lovely work!
I really like the fabric with flower print and those shiny zippers.

I left a little fun challenge on my blog for you. You should show your working table, just as it is, without tidying it up.
I was challenged by Constanca at Saídos da Concha, and now I have to challenge others.
Take a look at
It would be fun if you would like to join!

Beanblossom said...

Hello! I have just discovered your lovely little blog and over the past two days, read every entry since your first! It was fun going backwards! Your blog inspired me to get my own blog back in action and organized, and of course, get back to sewing as much as possible!

I am impressed that you handsew everything! I try to do hand stitch details whenever I can, but now I feel inspired to do more handwork. I realized that if we move to Japan for a year or two, I may have to get used to that since I won't take my sewing machine. It would be worth it to move there though!

Jos van KloskaCreAtief! said...

It must have been an amazing day!! What beautiful things and I really love the with quilt. How did they do that?

jmb_craftypickle said...

what a great show! I also love those zippers!

Barbed Wire said...

I have enjoy your blog while reading. I definitely share your views to my close friends keeps up the good work going.

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Scratch And Win said...

nice work keep it up

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The white sew is dazzling, all that detail. I cherish the bloomed texture you purchased, I think about whether it's something I can discover here in the states.