The traditional Japanese culture and its artistic history has a calming attraction that is difficult to define and easier to feel. Serenity and beauty of the natural world, skill and dedication of the traditional artists to their work, the value of hospitality and honestly of the smiles are only a few threads of the essence that is Japan.
Every other year, a group of 20-25 quilters from a quilting guild in Tokyo, fill their luggage with quilts and climb aboard airliners enroute to Puget Sound. Their exhibit is an amazing sight, each quilt a year or more in the making and each a sample of their skills in techniques and their eye for color and design. These quilters have sparked my interest in all things Japanese as their quilts nurture my soul.
Quilting Foxes is an effort to share what I love about Japanese quilting with other quilters. I hope that I can inspire quilters with my fabrics, patterns, and kits.