Thursday, August 9, 2012

American Quilter's Society Show & Contest To Display New Exhibit From Japan Right Here at DeVos Place

Don’t miss the new exhibition, “Japanese Color and Form: New Works by Fifty Japanese Artists” at the first-ever AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 22-25, 2012. Curated by Kokusai Art of Yokohama, Japan, this exhibit shares the unique artistry of Japanese traditional quilt design with modern flair.

You won’t want to miss this special exhibit at the AQS Quilt Show and Contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 22-25, it’s called “Japanese Color and Form – New Works by Fifty Japanese Artists.” 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.

The American Quilter’s Society mission is to provide a means for today’s quilters to expand their horizons in quilt-making, design, self-expression, and quilt collecting. Our magazines, books, products, shows, contests, and workshops all strive to inspire, instruct, and nurture the art and skill of quilt-making.