Thursday, 16 June 2011

Partnership Quilts for Japan Quilt Festival

Ayumi from Pink Penguin is asking for help to make blocks for partnership quilts for the Tokyo Quilt Festival to be held in January next year. She says:

"Each year the Tokyo Quilt Festival exhibits lots of Partnership Quilts, which are made by quilt blocks submitted by everyone. A theme for partnership quilts is set by a popular Japanese quilter/textile designer annually, and she will put all blocks submitted into groups. Folks there will piece all blocks and make them into quilts accordingly.

2011's theme was "Flower" and there were 10,344 blocks submitted total from all over the world. Under supervision of Yoko Saito, an author of many Japanese sewing books, those blocks turned into 86 quilts to be exhibited at the festival. They did a great job on putting similar blocks together and I so enjoyed seeing many flower themed quilts there. I'd like to invite ALL of you to participate in this for next year. I am especially excited about next year's partnership quilts, because my super quilting hero Suzuko Koseki, an author of these awesome sewing books, will be a supervisor."

This year's theme is "Triangles and squares" with a finished size of 9".

If you would like to be part of this exciting project, please pop over to Ayumi and say hello!



  1. It's so nice of you to post about this, Rosa! Thank you so much for adding the iron on the right bar on your blog too! So glad you are joining us!

  2. This sounds interesting Ros. Will go and check it out.