Jan 21, 2016

Little House on the Prairie influenced Japanese quilters

Just published today: a guest post for the "Little House on the Prairie" website! The timing coincides with the opening of the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2016... the world's largest quilting event and a place filled with a generation of women who were inspired and influenced by this iconic American TV show.

Read the whole post here.

http://littlehouseontheprairie.com/learning-to-quilt-in-japan-little-house-on-the-prairie-influenced-a-whole-generation/
 
 Anyone out there have fond memories of the Laura Ingall's books and tv show? I certainly do. There's a whole new set of remastered DVDs of the show... might have to do some binge watching one day.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you Teresa! Your post is a wonderful piece of quilting information! I had no idea LHOTP was even known in Japan! I had imagined their quilting heritage was primarily rooted by their long history of fine workmanship.

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  2. I made my first quilt after reading those books! I was twelve and knew everyone should use outgrown clothing. Didn't realize it influenced the Japanese, too.

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