Quilt of the Day

The International Quilt Association’s (IQA) annual fall judged show, Quilts: A World of Beauty, premieres at International Quilt Festival/Houston each year and is one of the quilting world’s most prestigious competitions.

(For your viewing pleasure only, pattern not available.)

52-1/4" x 52-1/4"

A Beam of Hope

by Kayoko Hata of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Artist Statement:

Lately, only sad news is seen here and all over the world. I wish for the world to overflow in the lamp of hope and made this quilt.”

Winner: Second Place in Traditional Pieced

Award sponsored by From Marti Michell

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Photo by Jim Lincoln