Yoko Saito is a Japanese quilter I also admire. Her work, though completely different from Shizuko Kuroha's, is breathtaking.
I think that what defines it best is her use of taupe fabrics. She does a lot of appliqué and I have discovered throughout the years that she uses a lot of printed fabrics or checked textured fabrics as a background which gives extra dimension to her appliqués.
A class with Yoko Saito is something you can not forget. It goes very fast as all the different techniques are explained and taught. I wish this class could have been a whole week class...
The day began with this kit in front of me.
Then I had to cut some fabric and to start preparing the backgrounds and the templates.
I also noted down all the different instructions (8 pages!!!) and took many photopraphs so that I could remenber everything to finish it off at home.
This is when you see the basket in "real" and very close up that you realize how perfect everything is!!!
This class has been another reason for my being SO happy ;-)
Yoko Saito's house at the exhibition waas stunning! Quiltmania did a wonderful job in the atmosphere created and I also took several close up photos so I can share my admiration for Yoko's quilts with you.
There were also many pouches, bags and accessories on display but being behind a glass photos were not easy to take. So here is the only correct one I have.
Another quilter, another day in paradise...