2016 Quilt & Fibers Arts Festival
The annual Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival in La Conner, WA was wonderful with exceptional work form international fiber artists. My piece, "Moon Over Bourbon Street," was honored with the award of second place in the category of Fiber Art - Created Textiles.
|Moon Over Bourbon Street|
"Forty years ago, American patchwork quilts were introduced to many Japanese and the colorful quilts brought much joy to them. When silk was used to make quilts in Japan, it became the Japanese specialty and brought much attention.
The silks we use to make the quilts are from very old kimonos that are taken apart because they could no longer be used as wearables. The pieces of silk are revitalized as patchwork quilts. My students took much time and effort with respect to the fabric to create the quilts.They are original creations with designs, colors, and appliqués of flowers and vegetation."
Sachiko Yoshida, Guest Curator
|Colors ~ backside|
|The Colors of Japanese Fabrics|