Last year I went to see The 12th Quilt Nihon on display at the New England Quilt Museum with some of my quilty friends.
I took tons of pictures to share and I’m just now getting them posted, it’s totally worth waiting for! I was really inspired and blown away by all the beautiful work and detail. I tried to get most of the names in with the quilts but I think I was on stimulation overload and missed some.
Quilts Japan: The 12th Quilt Nihon
January 6 through May 1, 2016
The New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) was proud to host the US premier of the 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. NEQM was the only Northeast venue to showcase these award-winning quilts from the international competition of the Japanese Handicraft Instructors’ Association (JHIA).
For more than 40 years, the JHIA has been promoting handcrafted arts in Japan by educating and training instructors in a variety of specialties. The JHIA boasts 6,000 quilters among its 12,000 members. Their biennial Quilt Nihon Exhibition is the largest international quilting contest in Japan and one of the most prestigious in the world.
The 12th competition drew 341 quilt entries from 12 countries. Judging took place in November 2013, and 79 quilts in both traditional and contemporary categories were selected for display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in April 2014. This traveling exhibition featured 32 of these stunning quilts, beautifully displayed in the galleries of the New England Quilt Museum, January 6 through May 1, 2016. Additional destinations included the National Quilt Museum in Kentucky, National Quilt Study Center in Nebraska, and Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.
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This next quilt had silk strategically placed and I couldn’t capture how amazing it was in the photos but it was shimmery and gorgeous!
I love these borders! And the detail on the binding! GORGEOUS!