Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tea Time in Tokyo
Each year at the Tokyo show there is a collection of quilts made from blocks which are submitted and then sewn into raffle quilts. Last year’s theme was baskets and this year’s theme was a series of tea pot, tea cup and other related tea time blocks. Some quilts had all the same block with individual variations. Others were a variety of the blocks stitched into one quilt. For 500 yen you purchase a raffle ticket and place it into the box of the quilt you hope to win. Oh how I hoped hear the cell phone ring with a message to come pick up a quilt on Saturday afternoon!! Wouldn’t that be the perfect treasure to bring from a wonderful trip? Again this year, the phone didn’t ring…oh well; I hope those that won the quilts are enjoying them!!