January 16 to April 12, 2014 Quilts Japan The 11th Quilt Nihon Exhibition
The New England Quilt Museum is the only Northeast venue to showcase these award-winning quilts from the international competition of the Japanese Handicraft Instructors' Association.
For more than 40 years, the Japanese Handicraft Instructors’ Association (JHIA) has been promoting handicraft in Japan by educating and training instructors in a variety of specialties. The JHIA boasts 6,000 quilters among its 12,000 members. Their biannual Quilt Nihon Exhibition is the largest international quilting contest in Japan.
The 11th competition drew 377 quilt entries from 15 countries. Judging took place in November 2011, and 75 quilts in both traditional and contemporary categories were selected for display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in 2012. The best of those will be featured in this traveling exhibition. Other U.S. destinations have included the National Quilt Museum and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.
2014 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
January 16-April 12 QUILT JAPAN The 11th Quilt Nihon Exhibition
April 17-July 6 CHARMED Every Piece Is Different
July 10-October 5 DOWN BY THE OLD MILL STREAM Rhode Island Quilts
October 9-December 31 HUMOROUS QUILTS Keeping Us In Stitches
The New England Quilt Museum is supported in part by a grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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