William Morris quilt by Sizuko Kuroha
Acanthus by Yoko Ueda
Another Morris inspired quilt
My friend Merikay Waldvogel is in Tokyo at the fabulous 2016 Tokyo Quilt Festival.
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She has the honor of being one of the judges. Here
she is with her Judge's Choice.
Merikay runs in some pretty exalted circles lately. Here's a video of the show from the website of the Imperial Family of Japan:
Actually she walks in exalted circles. See the FitBit on her wrist: 17,429 steps yesterday (7.2 miles).
Her manicure is holding up nicely too, she tells me.
She also tells me there is a special exhibit
"William Morris: Paradise on Earth."
They asked 25 artists to interpret Morris's work using the home furnishings fabrics in his designs that are available now.
Kyoko Yoshida (detail)
Australian artist Michele Hill is there too. Look at her blog post:
The quilts are inspirational.
Wish I knew the names of the quilts and the quiltmakers.
They built a replica of the Morris home at Kelmscott Manor
inside and outside.
The quilts are on display inside the "house."
See a little more here:
Here's a shot of the Moda booth. They are featuring
my William Morris reproductions for quilters.
Best of Morris
and Morris Jewels