Thursday, June 24, 2021

Tokyo Intenration Quilt Festival

Well it's official.  The Tokyo International Quilt Festival will no longer be held.  I've been hearing rumors for months that it would be permanently cancelled but yesterday I read on the Wabi-Sabi Quilt blog that an official announcement has been made.  The official announcement is here.

I really enjoy the workmanship in Japanese quilts and am very fond of the work of Yoko Saito.  I also love that the Japanese love sunbonnet patterns as much as I do.  I have a number of pattern books.

My husband and I are about to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary and lately I've been thinking about all the things that have changed since we got married.  In the quilt world, many things have changed--much of it due to the internet.  On the negative side, Quilters Newsletter Magazine and many of our quilt magazines have folded.  Many of our local fabric stores have closed.

On the brighter side, there are more places to get inspiration because of the internet.  There are often free patterns we can find and as we continue through the pandemic, we are lucky we can order many things for our quilting online (and yes, from our local fabric stores as well).

Tomorrow is Flower Friday and if you wish to share some floral images, please email me at

Have a safe and happy day!



  1. It was indeed a sad announcement. The world is changing so fast, I must admit I am having a hard time keeping up. I am thankful that I have my hand work to bring me back to a centered space when the world spins too fast.

  2. Just one year shy of a quarter century. Quite an accomplishment. Congratulations.

  3. Enjoy your anniversary the whole month! That is the thinking in my family re birthdays, so why not anniversaries too?