Quilt book giveaway! Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters
I’ve got a great giveaway for you all today! Schiffer Publishing is giving away a copy of its latest release, “Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters: The Story of an American Import,” by Teresa Duryea Wong.
The book examines how quilting grew to become a multi-million dollar business in Japan practiced by more than 3 million people. There are also more than 200 full color photographs depicting beautiful quilts by Japanese fiber artists.
Here’s the official description:
Discover how quilting came to be a favorite pastime for an estimated 3 million quilters in Japan today, as well as a multimillion dollar business. For 40 years, Japan looked to America and imported quilts for ideas and inspiration. Now, contemporary Japanese quilters, with their own style, seek inspiration, museum shows, and audiences in the West, while modern-day Western quilters admire the distinct aesthetics of their Japanese counterparts. Meet more than a dozen award-winning quilters, including Yoko Saito, Keiko Goke, Noriko Endo, and Yoshiko Jinzenji. Each has a well-defined, individual style, yet they share the impeccable technical standards common to Japanese artists. Learn the inside story of former painters, seamstresses, homemakers, graphic designers, and manga artists, who have all made a career in quilting.
Fill out the form below to enter for a chance to win. The contest ends at midnight on Friday, September 18, 2015, and is limited to U.S. entrants only. Good luck!