The LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum is pleased to have the current and upcoming shows featured in Quilters Newsletter. I am very happy to see my quilt featured and am really looking forward to seeing the amazing quilts from Japan in the Show that opens July 2.
I am currently spending my Saturdays at the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum with my Solo Exhibit on the third floor. The show runs thru June 29 so there are many more Saturdays to see me as well as my work!
The LaConner Quilt Museum has been getting a lot of press lately and I am honored to be showing my work there. USA Today has listed it among the 10 best places to see quilts in the Country:
The Honolulu Star Advertiser’s travel editor puts the Quilt Museum at the top of her “must do” list because “this is really two museums in one. It’s housed in the Mansion, a turreted, three-story Victorian beauty built in 1891 by one of the town’s early merchants.”
Greetings from Tokyo at the best time for Hanami which means cherry blossom viewing.
Japanese people appreciate nature, especially the beautiful transition of the cherry tree blooms from bud, to fully open, and then as the petals fall like snow in the breeze.
I am here to receive the Silver Award for my quilt Class of 1935 at the 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art in Ueno Park. Above is a sight I saw and photographed today on my way back to the hotel from the Museum. What a wonderful crowd! Not everyone dresses up, but everyone has a great time. There is lots of crowd noise, but since I do not understand a word of Japanese, it’s just “white noise” to me.
I am so very honored to be included in this Japanese Exhibition. All of the quilts are so beautiful and so exhibit such wonderful craftsmanship.
You can see the official image of my quilt and a detail shot at:
My entry into Quilt Visions 2014 has been accepted for the exhibition. It will be seen from October 3, 2014 to January 4, 2015. This is a very prestigious international art quilt show and I am very pleased to be included. The first time I exhibited an art quilt was at the Quilt Visions show in 2006. What a treat to be included again!
On the 11th of March, 2011, Fukushima and much of northeast Honshu was devastated by the chaos of a 9.0 earthquake offshore. Eleven 3 Eleven is meant to honor those who were lost and those whose lives and homes were forever changed on that day.
If you are anywhere near LaConner Washington for the next 3 months, please come by the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum to see my work. I will be there for the opening events and also all day every Saturday during the show beginning April 12. I would love to meet you and share my work and “how I do it all by hand.”
I recommend SAQA membership to all art quilters who want to participate in the worldwide movement that recognizes quilts as important visual art. Information can be found at
I am honored to have had a article written about my Dual Show at the National Quilt Museum with Denyse Schmidt, a real force in the Modern Quilting Movement. I never guessed that one of my quilts would be the cover! You can see more of our work at
http://www.dsquilts.com and http://marianneburr.com