Don’t miss the new exhibition, “Japanese Color and Form: New Works by Fifty Japanese Artists” at the AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines, Iowa, October 3-6, 2012. Curated by Kokusai Art of Yokohama, Japan, this exhibit shares the unique artistry of Japanese traditional quilt design with modern flair.
This exhibit made its debut at the AQS Quilt Show and Contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 22-25. Visitors were amazed by the intricate detail, and the new aesthetic sense infused within these quilts. The exhibit, called “Japanese Color and Form – New Works by Fifty Japanese Artists” opens in Des Moines, Iowa, October 3, 2012. We’ll be showing you dozens of spectacular quilts from Japan, and you can only see them if you attend the show!
Japanese quiltmaking has evolved extensively over the past forty years. What was once influenced by Western and antique designs, many Japanese quilt techniques and designs are becoming a model for quilters across the globe. Entries in international quilt contests from Japan now include art quilts made with Japanese kimono fabrics and Japanese designs; others reflect uchikake costume shape or use traditional Japanese patterns. Quilters quickly grew to love these works reflecting Japanese culture in new, innovative ways.
This exhibition is free with AQS Quilt Show admission.