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
I am pleased that my quilt, Thru the Lens, is included in the Quilt National Group of quilts that will be shown at the Riffe Gallery beginning January 30. To receive more information and learn the complete list of artists whose quilts are included, please contact: