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Pearl in a Zen Garden

Quilt Location

Quilt address: Primrose Hill, Camden Town, Greater London NW1 8, UK

Pearl in a Zen Garden

Background

26/02/2009 - When I visited Kyoto I was moved by the Zen gardens there—their starkness and simplicity inspired this quilt. My daughter’s Japanese teacher painted the Kanji for pearl which I copied and appliquéd to white fabric using fermented indigo-dyed cotton by Ken Utsuki, whom I met in Kyoto. The piece is machine quilted to simulate the raked gravel in the Zen gardens of Kyoto. It was accepted into the Pearls, Pearls, Pearls exhibition at the Quilters’ Guild Museum & Gallery in York in the summer of 2009. The quilt measures 90cm wide x 104cm/35 x 41 inches..

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