Course Description

In the early 1970s quilting, once considered the quintessence of American traditional arts, was revived as an art form in the United States. At the same time, thousands of miles away, Japanese women were only just beginning to discover American quilts through popular culture media that brought American television shows, magazines, books, and exhibitions of traditional American quilts to Japan. It did not take long for Japanese women to discover an affinity for this new (for them) style of textile art, and, by the end of the 20th century, the number of active quilters in Japan was about one million. The number has only continued to grow, and today's estimates show some 2 to 3 million quilt makers in Japan-next to the United States, one of the world's largest quilting populations. This course will look at the cultural, social, and aesthetic differences in quilting between Japan and the United States and what influenced these differences. Lecture (plus questions).

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One Craft, Two Cultures
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Jan 16, 2020 to Feb 20, 2020
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