Evening Presentation: Quilting in Today’s Japan with Marie Rogers Naito
Originally from England I have lived over 25 years in Japan. After graduating college, I started to backpack around the world, several times in fact, at one time for 2 years volunteering aboard a ship making weekly TV documentaries. I’ve always loved textiles and collected pieces from various places during my travels. While in Japan in the early 90s, earning money to continue my travels I met my husband. During those years since, while raising my family and living in Japan I went most years to the large Tokyo International Quilt Show, as well as to smaller shows in Yokohama. I visited local flea markets buying Kimonos, Yukatas and indigo fabric scraps, but I really only started quilting in 2013. My talk and slide show will be a little glimpse on everyday life in Japan, and a lot of wonderful photos of the amazing Japanese quilts from the various quilt shows I have been lucky enough to see.