The Quilt Time Festival was held in Yokohama, Japan from May 30 to June 1, 2019. Naomi Ichikawa, editor of Quilt Time magazine, partnered with the National Quilt Museum to borrow 24 quilts from the museum's collection for a special exhibit during their annual show. Festival organizers recreated our building inside the exhibition hall, even adding brick siding and a green lawn to the impressive facade. Episodes of "Quilt Museum TV" were shown on a TV inside the entrance way, along with several large photos of our actual building and galleries.
Last year, Naomi curated the exhibit "Japanese Quilt Artists Who Have Influenced the World," which brought work by more than a dozen Japanese quilters to the National Quilt Museum. We're happy to see our international partnership continue.
Watch this video for a walk-through of the exhibit where our building was recreated to display the quilts borrowed from our collection.