It’s hard to believe we’re starting year three of the Japanese Quilting Study Group. I have learned so much through researching these posts, and “met” some of the most amazing quilters ever! Certainly Japanese quilting styles continue to grow in popularity– did you notice that Teresa Duryea Wong’s book was mentioned in the March/April issue of Quiltmaker? So fun!!
But with the new year wide open before us, I must admit, I’m a little baffled at where to go from here. As you can see from my bookshelf, there are plenty of Japanese authors and designers left to explore. .. .
So we can continue merrily along, sharing information as we discover new things, but I’m considering shaking things up a bit. Less me talking, more your input. Would you be interested in a Quilt Along? Sort of a practicum year for the study group if you will. I’ll set up the website for link parties, and we’ll check in with one another monthly to see what books you’re reading, what patterns you’re trying out, what Japanese fabrics you’re stitching with. Maybe there will be some sponsors, discounts, and prizes along the way.
I’m thinking about starting the party in May, which gives you plenty of time to pick out a project, or search your stash. And it gives me time to finish a rather massive project that is due at the end of April
So what do you say? Are you in? If not, where would you like to see the Japanese Quilting Study Group go this year?