Friday, April 04, 2008

GLOBAL WARMING THROUGH QUILTS


I want to show this wonderful magazine that my friend Lea sent me from Japan a couple weeks ago. So much was going on around here that I didn't get this posted. But I do want to share it. This is the cover, which is actually on what we would consider the back. This works well for me because I have a habit of thumbing through a magazine from the back, which in this case is the front.


The magazine is loaded with photos of beautifully detailed quilts and also quite a few bags. It is apparent to me that the Japanese women have taken this craft to a whole new level of perfection.
Everything is meticulously crafted and hand quilted. It is a treat just to feast your eyes on this.

I like to tease Lea about doing everything by hand, but I suspect she gets more done than I do with my machine. Isn't it wonderful to see where creativity leads people, and how the same craft develops in different ways in different locations around the world? These are things that make us unique, and also bring us together. This is also one of the joys of blogging: meeting quilters from over the globe. We see talent that we appreciate and enjoy, and before long we have found a friend. I have surely found a friend in Lea. This is my kind of global warming!

Now oddly enough, Lea loves all things primitive! When you visit her at her blog, be sure and check out her photo album of projects she has completed. Cute, cute stuff!
Thanks Lea, for the magazine. I am enjoying it and so are all my friends!

10 comments:

Kairle said...

Oh, I love Japanese crafting books! Can't wait to see what you whip up!

Michelle said...

Thanks for wishing the Mars a Happy birthday. I love to visit your blog too but it's been a long time so I'm glad you reminded me that you are out there. I see most of your beautiful work when my mom is quilting for you. You have a wonderful eye for color and design. We need to get those twins blogging. Michelle Hollis

Karen said...

Oh, I haven't seen that pattern before of yours, Marcie, that is on Lea's blog; it's very cute!

julieQ said...

Such neat books! And you are right, it is so great to have friends all over the world to blog with!

Libby said...

What a fun mag *s* I read from back to front, too!

Carin said...

LOVE love love the bags! It is so cool to see what people around the world do with the same fabric, needle and thread!

Dawn said...

Oh what fun! I"ve got a few japanese books on my list to look for at the chicago show and Paudcah, isn't their stuff just amazing! Look at that log cabin bag! Baby!

Katy said...

Oh..the quilted bags...just beautiful!!! :)

Stina said...

The magazines are beautiful...and I like the idea of "global warming"...the friends we have and get out here in blogland...such richness and warmth between us...it´s absolutly fantastic...
Love your blog ...you are one great quilter...

Lea said...

Finally, I'm catching up your blog! *S*
I'm so glad to hear that you like this magazine. :-)
Marcie, I love your sense of humor! "Global warming", What a clever way to put this word!*S*