American quilting was imported to
Japan and was quickly adopted and
adapted to become a favorite pastime
for an estimated 3 million quilters. Japan
took this pastime seriously, and systems
were quickly built to teach how to make
masterpieces. By the 1990’s, Japanese
quilt makers were world-renowned for
their traditional hand-pieced and hand-
quilted quilts in their unique color palate.
Go inside the Tokyo International Great
Quilt Festival and learn how it became
the largest attended quilt event in the
world. Learn how a quilter becomes a
You will see lots of award winning
Japanese quilts and their quiltmakers.