Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tokyo Bound

Marin Hanson, Curator of Exhibitions, will be headed to Tokyo, Japan, the first week of April to attend the opening reception for the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association's "Quilt Japan" exhibition. This is Japan's oldest and most prestigious quilt competition, and it's held every other year. In 2009, we hosted the exhibition at Quilt House.

While in Tokyo, Marin will also meet with Japanese quiltmakers, including Eiko Okano, whose Time for Supper is currently on view in Expanding the Collection: Recent Acquisitions...

Eiko Okano, Time for Supper, made in Tokyo, Japan, dated 2007, 64 x 64 in.
IQSCM 2012.038.0003.

And Shizuko Kuroha, whose Sea of Japan in Winter was featured in Quilts in Common: Around the Globe & Across the Centuries.

Shizuko Kuroha, The Sea of Japan in Winter, made in Tokyo, Japan, dated 1983, 79 x 78 in.
Ardis and Robert James Collection IQSCM 1997.007.1091.

Be sure to check back the first week of April for updates from Marin while she is in Japan.

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