May 13th - August 9th, 2016
The exhibit 12th Quilt Japan features quilts from the Japan Handicraft Instructors Association (JHIA) contest. The contest takes place every two years and is the largest quilt contest in Japan. Well over 300 people submit artifacts for the contest every year.
The quilts in this exhibit represent the very best of this year’s contest entrants. Museum visitors will see 32 quilts made by some of the most talented and respected artists from Japan and the Pacific Rim.
The National Quilt Museum supports the quilting community by bringing the work of today's quilter to new audiences worldwide.
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