QUILTS JAPAN: The 13th Quilt Nihon Exhibition from Tokyo at The New England Quilt Museum

New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck Street
01852 Lowell, MA
Phone: 978 452 4207
Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
The New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) is proud to host Quilts Japan: The 13th Quilt Nihon Exhibition on its only stop in the Northeast. This exhibition of 36 award-winning quilts premiered at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum before traveling internationally. It features some of the most original and extraordinary works from the biennial competition of the Japanese Handicraft Instructors' Association (JHIA), which sponsors the largest international quilt contest in Japan and one of the most prestigious in the world.

For more than 45 years, the JHIA has promoted the handcrafted arts in Japan by educating and training instructors in eight specialties: quilt making, knitting, embroidery, lace making, painting, weaving, leatherwork, and flower art. The JHIA boasts 7,000 certified quilt instructors among its 12,000 members. Their biennial Quilt Nihon Exhibition is a must-see for quilt aficionados who marvel at the complexity of these master works, as well as first-time visitors who simply delight in their beauty.

The public is welcome to attend the Curator’s Reception and Gallery Talk for Quilts Japan on Saturday, January 20 at 11 am. This free public program is included in the price of general admission.
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