Last weekend, I had the privilege of visiting the Quilt Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Although I know someone actually spent four hours viewing the quilts, the hour I was able to spend there filled me with awe and inspiration.

The quilts above are by Shizuko Kuroha from Tokio, Japan. This exhibit was called Pieces of My Life and featured her amazing, intricate quilts made with fabrics from her extensive collection of antique Japanese fabrics, especially indigo fabrics from old futons and clothes.

Most of the blocks were tiny log cabins, sometimes showcasing only one fabric in ...

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