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TQS was honored to spend time with Japanese quilting icon Shizuko Kuroha. She is internationally known for her work with vintage fabrics, particularly indigo. Her work has been widely exhibited in many parts of the world, including the prestigious International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Shizuko sat down with Ricky and talked about her beginnings as a quilter, how and why she selects her fabrics, and where she finds her fabrics. She then demonstrates her unique hand quilting method.

And, to top it off, we are treated to a look at her quilts from a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival.

There's lots of great stuff here, grab a cup of coffee and settle in.


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#10 M sheehan 2020-03-11 07:08
One of the fabulous shows I ever saw. She is incredible.
:-)
#9 Joyce Calderon 2020-03-07 22:01
Joyce Calderon
Shizuko’s work fills me with such emotion I had to pause the video many times to allow my tears to flow freely. Thank you Ricky for bringing her to life for me.
#8 wianno girl 2020-03-07 14:28
Totally modern vintage fabric quilts! Wonderful interview
#7 AuntJo 2020-03-05 20:53
Thank you so much for bringing us this great interview. Shizuko's quilts are wonderful ! Her handwork is outstanding !
#6 Finlandia 2020-03-05 19:26
This was a wonderful interview. Such a good and gracious job by all. And the quilt slides at the end.......such beautiful quilts.
#5 KASP48 2020-03-05 19:10
WOW! This was such a gift. Her quilts are breathtaking. Her use of color and the handwork is amazing. Thank you for sharing this interview.
Kate Pearson
#4 Amy from Washington 2020-03-04 11:46
Very hard to understand the interpreter/dau ghter. Most of the time her hair was covering her face which was distracting; possibly a different camera angle or microphone placement would have helped.
#3 Betsy Barker 2020-03-04 09:28
This show is a highlight of the many great shows on TQS. Amazing to watch how she stitches. Her quilts took my breath away.
#2 suefromarkansas 2020-03-04 09:19
Where do we buy a pair of those gloves?

Sue Hammer
#1 TornadoBoo 2020-03-04 08:08
This video was worth 10 years of Quilt Show memberships. There is a reason that her hands have managed 40 years of handwork. She uses proper ergonomics and focuses on each stitch set. Thank you Shizuko Kuroha for your beautiful interview and contributions to the world of quilting hand workmanship.
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