Do you enjoy working on collaborative projects with other talented quilters? Ever dreamed of having something that you’ve created hanging in one of the world’s major quilt shows? Well, here’s your chance!
Ayumi, the wildly talented and inspirational quilter and voice of the Pink Penguin blog, has put out a call for blocks for a series of Partnership Quilts that will be on display at the 2012 Tokyo Quilt Festival. From Ayumi’s post:
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.
Now for the exciting part: this year’s supervisor will be Suzuko Koseki, author of so many fabulous sewing and quilting books. She’s looking for blocks that follow this year’s theme: “Triangles & Squares.” All of the details can be found in Ayumi’s post, and everyone’s invited to join in the fun over in her Flickr group. Hope to see you there?
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