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Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival

01/18/2008 - 01/26/2008
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival is an annual event sponsored by NHK (Japanese Public Television). In 2008, Shelly Zegart curated this exhibit and presented several examples of Log Cabin pattern quilts from the United States.

"Log Cabin designs are among the most popular and easily recognized if all quilt patterns, as well as the most diverse and creative. The Log Cabin block was designed as a way to make use of small scraps of fabric. The infinite variety of arrangements lends itself to unique personal expression and interpretation. <...> In America, the pattern is linked to the second presidential campaign of Abraham Lincoln in 1864. Log cabins has special significance for Lincoln - as the place of his birth in a log cabin in Kentucky..."

A video clip is available from the video footage of this exhibit in the Multimedia section of this Website..


Exhibit Installation Photos


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