The Quilt Nihon (Japan) Exhibition is an international exhibition sponsored by the Japan Handicraft Instructors’ Association (JHIA), which is supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. It is the largest quilting contest in Japan and was conceived to promote patchwork and quilting; it has been held biannually since 1989.
Since the 5th exhibition, Quilt Nihon has become one of the most prestigious international contests. The 15th competition drew 347 quilt entries from ten countries. Judging took place in July of 2019, and 81 quilts, in both the traditional and contemporary categories, were awarded prizes, from Honorary Mention to Gold Award. This traveling exhibition features 36 of these stunning quilts, and the WMQFA is one of three venues in United States to present this stunning selection.
Mayumi Hatakenaka - Strelitzia
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts
N50 W5050 Portland Rd.
Cedarburg, WI 53012