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four september giveaways!

four september giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea

This month’s giveaway features a book that I have been waiting for—Cotton & Indigo from Japan by Teresa Duryea Wong! There are four September giveaways—each valued at $35.

A quilter from Texas, Teresa takes us on a journey to meet top fabric designers and quilters in Japan, then to the fields where the cotton is grown, and on to elite textile mills. Her in-depth look at cotton extends to small workshops specializing in chusen-dyeing and to master studios dyeing with natural indigo. For stitch fanatics, there is a whole chapter on sashiko—applying white to blue!

Teresa visits the makers of fav contemporary cottons—Kokka, Moda Japan and more. She also takes us back in time to discover the introduction of cotton to Japan, and the textiles traditions that developed over the years.

For anyone interested in Japanese textiles, this is an invaluable and highly readable resource.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winners are Susan G of Walnut Creek CA, Mary Jo G of Conway SC, and Patricia L-B.

To participate in the September giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: Do you use contemporary or vintage Japanese cottons in your quilting projects?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The September 2017 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on September 30, 2017. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (sorry to my Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing for the book, Cotton & Indigo from Japan. The winners will be notified within 24 hours. Each winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

To buy an autographed copy of Cotton & Indigo from Japan from Teresa for a Special Price of $25 (with free shipping) +click here

To follow Teresa on her blog +click here

Thank you Schiffer Books for the donation of the four books by Teresa!

This is an unsponsored giveaway with no compensation given to Okan Arts.

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192 comments to “four september giveaways!”

  1. jane says:

    would love to see vitage fabric, but for now have only contemporary Japanese fabric in my stash. Book looks very interesting. thank you

  2. Linda Sexton-Patrick says:

    I love using both contemporary and vintage Japanese textiles in my art quilts. Thanks!

  3. Maryanne Dochter says:

    I use modern Japanese fabrics and lots of indigo.

  4. Ann Hudson says:

    Yes! Love using contemporary Japanese fabrics in my creations. I’ve not had the chance to use any vintage fabrics yet. Thank you for the opportunity to own this book.

  5. Raine Phillips says:

    Are you posting the book to Australia.

  6. Jane Hobbs says:

    No, but I outdoors like to!

  7. Rita Romeu says:

    I do some indigo dying in my own vat. I use those and both modern and vintage Japanese textiles in my work.

  8. Janet Wright says:

    Wow! Since I have used Japanese textiles for at least 40 years-lately Patricia’ s Yukatas–I would be honored to get this book. I have used Japanese textiles in my work for at least 40 years. Janet

  9. Karen Friedrichs says:

    Not yet!

  10. Katrine Eagling says:

    I haven’t yet, can’t cut them up! Love them too much.

  11. Robin Medley says:

    Having lived in Japan as a teenager I fell in love with their fabrics. So many are too beautiful to cut into. I use in my many pieced quilts contemporary Japanese cottons today.

  12. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    Right now I am getting my quilting feet wet with the Japanese woven taupes. I love the subtle look achieved with them.

  13. Karen bianchini says:

    I use contemporary Japanese fabrics. I too have trouble cutting up indigos from the dye works in Kyoto so these gave not yet been used

  14. Alice Ronne says:

    I use a lot of contemporary Japanese fabric but I have started looking for vintage/older Japanese textiles. Love getting in touch with my heritage!

  15. Daisy Rae says:

    Both ‘styles’ are interesting and when added to a quilt project can really make a statement.

  16. Deb W says:

    Absolutely adore vintage Japanese fabrics in quilts. Had the opportunity to d construct some older yukatas and they made a lovely quilt. The contemporary fabrics are lovely. Must admit to preferring the indigos above all else. The book looks like a must have.

  17. janicepd says:

    I collect and use Japanese fabrics in my quilts, the love affair started after receiving a box of kimono scraps from my daughter in law . She rescued them from her Japanese aunt’s estate.

  18. sgrancio says:

    I do use contemporary Japanese fabrics in projects and am currently stitching on a large panel of sashiko motifs. Recently attended a terrific talk on early, mostly pre-cotton fibers used in Japan at the Berkeley Botanical Garden.

  19. I have dyed cotton with indigo using shibori techniques. I have stitched several sashiko designs. I have a healthy stash of Japanese fabrics to quilt with. I have traveling to Japan with a tour group in 2018. I would make good use of this book. Donna

  20. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    I’m still gazing at my Japanese cottons, waiting for inspiration!

  21. Karen Smith says:

    I have used vintage Japanese cottons in my quilts and am interested in using some contemporary ones in a future quilt.

  22. Nancy H says:

    I don’t use a lot, but am learning and hope to begin to incorporate more and more.

  23. Andrea Bursaw says:

    I have made two twin-sized quilts using Japanese-style fabrics but have only collected a few pieces of authentic yukata. Time may be short; I should be using them!

  24. Cindy Todd says:

    I love using the vintage Japanese fabrics and especially love indigos.

  25. aamillard2017 says:

    what a wonderful book!! I LOVE Japanese textiles, both new and vintage! Although I am not a quilter, I have used them in my handmade clothing, totes and bags. I always feel as though I am working with something royal when I have a Japanese textile in my hands.

  26. Bonnie says:

    I am an indigo lover! Have made my grandson a baby quilt using indigo fabrics. Have used many indigo fabrics for garments.

  27. Sandy Dean says:

    I adore indigo fabric. Using contemporary.

  28. Gail Pettiford Willett says:

    Looks like a great book.

  29. Brenda says:

    I have a very few small pieces of vintage indigo fabric that I have been saving for something special. Don’t know what that is, and it may be time to just decide that it’s time for that special thing.

  30. I have made two quilts with Japanese cottons. I’d love to get back into them again in the future, as I love the Japanese aesthetic and design.

  31. Bonnie Leukert says:

    I have always loved Japanese books and fabric and just about everything. Indigo speaks to me!

  32. David Owen Hastings says:

    I use a mix of both contemporary and vintage Japanese fabric in my projects… my stash has some beautiful antique pieces that will be used for something very special.

  33. Barbara Kampas says:

    I have used both contemporary and vintage Japanese fabrics in my quilts. Enjoy working with both.

  34. Molly McCabe says:

    I like working with both contemporary and vintage Japanese fabric on my quilting projects! This book looks great! I would love to have a copy of it! Love, Love, Love shades of indigo fabric! ~Molly

  35. Kristin McNamara Freeman says:

    This looks like a most wonderful book for my library. Using vintage Japanese textiles is one of my passions, and combining with indigo fabrics my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity

  36. Colleen says:

    Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful giveaway. I am in love with Japanese textiles. I guess that’s what growing up in HA does to you. I have been collecting both modern and vintage. I haven’t had the heart to cut them yet, but I sure love llooking at them and of course, feeling them.

  37. Debbie Maddy says:

    I use vintage and contemporary Japanese fabrics in quilts and garments. This looks like a beautiful book!

  38. Laurie says:

    I have contemporary Japanese fabrics, some vintage that a friend recently got for me in Japan, and have done a bit of indigo dyeing, with plans to do a lot more. this book seems like a must-have!

  39. Annie Becker says:

    I use primarily vintage Japanese fabric for my projects.

  40. hkpdx says:

    Yes, i have some vintage kimonos and yakata I bought in Japan.

  41. Erika Daniels says:

    I’ve been using contemporary cottons. Adorning them with stitches from my Babylock Sashiko. Cheating? Perhaps. But I think my finished projects are functional and lovely all the same.

  42. Tesi Vaara says:

    Working on a quilt now that is all indigo geometric patterned fabrics. Mostly commercial but also some vintage scraps from my stash.

  43. Arleen Kukua says:

    I use vintage Japanese fabrics from years of collecting.

  44. Mary Jo Golebiewski says:

    very new to all of this,planning first trip to Japan January 2019 so hope to add vintage to meager collection.

  45. Linda I. Miller says:

    Love it and use it, be “it” new or vintage or even antique. My first thought when I go to Japan is of rolls or pieces of indigo or even yukata that I can take apart. No yukata is safe from my seam ripper.

  46. Kathleen Flanagan says:

    I am always using Japanese textiles in my quilting. I search out chops that carry vintage kimono and silk pieces.

  47. Cindy Chock says:

    Love using Japanese fabrics. I use both contemporary and vintage textiles in my projects

  48. Sherry Southgate says:

    I use contemporary Japanese prints.

  49. Laurie Jacobs says:

    I have used new cottons, but also once made a quilt with vintage kimona silk pieces I bought at the International Quilt show in Chicago many years ago.

  50. pam newton says:

    I use Japanese fabrics & fibers in so many ways. I do a lot of mending using patches of vintage kasuri fabric & sashiko threads. I create quilts & small bags & books & greeting cards w/vintage Japanese silks & cottons. I have loved the Japanese arts for many years — my first written & illustrated children’s book to be published was a Japanese folk tale. I love all things Japanese!

  51. Madeline says:

    Do you use contemporary or vintage Japanese cottons in your quilting projects? I do not currently widely use Japanese fabrics although when I find them I always think they are uniquely beautiful.

  52. Dorothy Bird says:

    I use contemporary and vintage Japanese cottons and silks in my quilted work. I also have some treasured Boro fragments that I use sparingly. Recently one of my coats using all of the above was shown in the Pt Townsend wearable art show. They do a fabulous job with their exciting runway show! Not to be missed!

  53. Gail Wilcox says:

    Where I live I don’t have access to Japanese cottons – vintage or modern. But I would like to become more aware of the cottons available and ways to use them, hence, your newsletter.

  54. Kathy Sukeena says:

    I’ve used both vintage and contemporary Japanese textiles in clothing construction. Yes, love indigos, and currently considering a workshop to learn something of the dying process.

  55. Alice Brody says:

    I use both contempoirsry and vintage Japanese fabrics in my work.

  56. Malia Pruitt says:

    I have some vintage Japanese fabrics, and a few projects in the imagining stage.

  57. Diane Gilbert says:

    I use vintage Japanese cottons from Okan Arts for my quilting projects.

  58. Linda Levy says:

    I have just finished an art quilt using vintage kimono fabrics, and this book would be a most welcome to my collection.

  59. Kim McCloskey says:

    I haven’t used the fabrics in my past rojects, but I’m always looking for new ways to expand my quilting palette. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

  60. Jill says:

    I use contemporary Japanese fabrics in my quilts. I have a few vintage kimonos from my step mother but I just can’t cut them up. The book looks fabulous!

  61. Gloria Bristol says:

    I love using vintage fabrics from Japan in my quilts and the indigo fabrics works well with the stitches done on my sashiko machine

  62. Ellen Y says:

    I use vintage Japanese fabrics as well as contemporary cottons.

  63. Cindy Brouillard says:

    Yes, I have collected Japanese fabrics for years and use them in projects. I had a friend who lived in Japan who helped me out with my stash.

  64. Diane P. says:

    I have used only contemporary Japanese fabric. This book is an excellent resource to add to a quilter’s library.

  65. Daneille Ong says:

    I use many contemporary Japanese fabrics, have never used vintage.

  66. Patricia Moore says:

    I am totally intrigued with this book… I love indigo and all blues… I have not used Japanese cottons in my projects, however I am going to go out and get some.

  67. Nance says:

    I have both contemporary and vintage Japanese fabrics in my stash, but I have yet to use them in any quilting projects. I confess that I have unconsciously assigned them to the too precious category. I love them so much that I am afraid that I will choose a pattern that does not show them off to their best advantage, or that I will mess them up when cutting or piecing. I have preordered your book, Pat, hoping for inspiration and a bit of guidance. I don’t want to leave this earth with all of those lovely fabrics still folded neatly in their drawer!

  68. Dana Galasso says:

    I use contemporary Japanese fabrics in my quilting projects.

  69. Kathie L says:

    I have some comtemporary fabric given to me by a Japanese friend, but haven’t used it yet. I just pet it.

  70. MONA says:

    I’ve just finished a quilt using vintage indigos and gifted it. It turned out beautifully! I loved sewing with the fabrics.
    I also work with contemporary japanese fabrics. I love the quality and design of the fabrics. I’m almost finished with a quilt mixing japanese fabrics with low volume fabrics.
    This book would be a great source to my japanese collection of books!

  71. Kitty DeLapp says:

    I do not use contemporary not vintage Japanese textiles, but I have followed your blog for a while, and very much enjoy seeing them used. I lived in Japan, as a toddler, and there is some wordless memory sparked at times. Thank you for this chance to win such a beautiful and interesting book. I have recently started shibori stitching and indigo dyeing. Thank you.

  72. Grace Kono says:

    By using both modern and vintage Japanese cotton in my quilting projects I feel there is a true connection of many generations who have contributed to their craft with their skills and design ideas. I am especially lured to the rich indigos since blue happens to be my favorite color.

  73. Ada Montessoro says:

    May the yukata goddess forgive me but I commit the sin of taking vintage indigo yukatas apart and making them into quilts.

  74. Patti Bach says:

    I have a few pieces of contemporary indibfabrics and am working on some sashiko that I wil incorporate into a quilt next year! There book looks fantastic.

  75. RareBird says:

    I use both modern and vintage indigo in my quilts. This book looks fascinating. Thanks!

  76. Yochi dayan says:

    I use contemporary japanese fabrics in many of my quilts.

  77. Jerry says:

    I use both, but more contemporary Japanese fabrics.

  78. Linda McLaughlin says:

    I love indigo, dye my own and also have done sashiko. I have a few vintage pieces that I cherish, but haven’t used.

  79. foxy says:

    I am a fabric scavenger and 95% of the fabrics I use in my quilts are salvaged. Scraps of vintage indigo dyed fabrics started coming my way about 28 years ago… for the first dozen years I just kept them like pets– arranging them on my inspiration wall, occasionally stoking them, rearranging them as new pieces showed up.
    Then some yukata sample “books” were donated to me by a student’s mother… *gasp* Dozens and dozens of varieties of blue on white prints!! Another couple of years went by as I kept these amazing bound fabrics as Objects of Desire.
    Finally I pulled the “books” apart, and combining them with strips of woven striped Japanese fabric scraps (from a local clothing designer’s scrap bin) which I have been constructing into log cabin blocks –combining the two types of fabrics.
    I anticipate a completed quilt using these materials within another year. Sounds slow, but this is HUGE progress. 😉 xxoo

  80. Sylvia says:

    I purchased a number of Yukata and Kimono silk rolls when we lived in Japan in the 50’s. My favorite is a cotton jacquard, also printed with chrysanthemums. This one I used in the center blocks of a double wedding ring I made for my daughter’s wedding.

  81. Barb Jenson says:

    I use mostly new but I do have a bit of vintage that I use for special projects.

  82. Janet says:

    I love contemporary Japanese textile designs. I use them for home decor.

  83. Dawn Barach says:

    I use contempory Japanese fabrics in my quilts and when I find the right designs, I’ll make a shirt for my husband.

  84. Rafaelita Chavez says:

    I use contemporary Japanese prints in my projects.

  85. Diana says:

    Do you use contemporary or vintage Japanese cottons in your quilting projects?
    I’ve used both. I’m enjoying the pre-printed sashiko panels recently. I’ve also used some vintage fabrics for quilting and purse making.

  86. Susan C Maresco says:

    I have collected and worn yukata cottons for 50 years and i keep every scrap of my own and those friends give me. It’s a passion. Recently i made an indigo throw of old and new pieces–semi boro. I even included a cashmere scrap pocket sewn right onto it near the border. A machine quilter named Mac, a fabulous quilter in his own right, delivered it back to me after doing his magic on it and told me he used it in his quilting class as an example of free form quilt-making, the only kind I do. That was the nicest compliment I could have wished for.

  87. Helen says:

    I have used only contempory Japanese fabrics. Would like to have the chance to try vintage in future.

  88. Barbaraben says:

    I use mainly traditional Japanese indigo fabrics in my sewing / quilting projects.

  89. I have used both contemporary and vintage Japanese fabrics, I inherited a few from my mother-in-law. I love them all! Thank you for making this drawing possible!

  90. Marilynn D-R says:

    I use both vintage and current contemporary and love the look. Great give away, thanks for the opportunity.

  91. Sylvia Zeng says:

    I’ve been collecting Indigo fabric for more years than I can remember and constantly looking for quilt designs and ideas to use them. How wonderful it would be to add this beautiful book to my collection!

  92. Jo Tosh says:

    I use both vintage and contemporary fabrics in my projects. I have more of the contemporary and save as much vintage as possible for very special projects. They are all so beautiful I sometimes hate to use them up, and just keep them to look at.Thank you .

  93. Ruth Lancaster says:

    I am currently making a quilt using some fabric i purchased from Okan Arts. So I am just beginning to use Japanese fabric in my quilts.

  94. CHARLOTTE KEY says:

    I have some fabrics from Okan Arts but have not had the inspiration of how to use them.

  95. Penny Specht says:

    I will soon start my first project using the yukata fabrics I purchased after enjoying your wonderful presentation at our Evergreen Piecemakers quild meeting last night. I lived in Japan x 3 yrs and brought back fabric but have been waiting for the right inspiration and I received that last night so am anxious to start planning my next quilt. Thanks for sharing . Penny

  96. Ruth C says:

    I am fairly new to quilting so I haven’t ventured into indigo fabrics yet. I just found out our nephew and his wife-to-be are furnishing their home in Japanese indigo coloring. She grew up in Japan and I just saw their registry. I will be making something for them soon and would love to win this book.

  97. Kate Meyers says:

    Love your emails and blog! The fabrics are fantastic! Please keep the wonderful articles coming

  98. Tanya says:

    Modern Japanese cottons are perfect for my projects. But, I love to use vintage Japanese cottons if I can find them.

  99. Janet Pugh says:

    Yes, I love Japanese cotton fabrics and especially yukata cloth. I have made a jacket and several small quilts containing those, plus vintage fabrics. My stash seems to be multiplying and I am happy to have found your website and examples of how to use these fabrics. I look forward to your East-Meets-West Quilts book!

  100. Janet Hasselblad says:

    Not yet, although my friend Carol wants to give me some old kimonos. I might be too afraid to cut into them!

  101. Lolly Schiffman says:

    One of the first quilts I ever made, I used kimono scraps. I didn’t know what I was doing but with the patient help of the class instructor, Angie Woolman, I ended up with a unique and beautiful quilt. Thus, I was always eager to use Japanese fabrics in my designs.

  102. Kathy Weyenberg says:

    I have used contemporary Japanese cottons in my quilts so far. I several pieces of vintage Japanese cotton and silk and plan to used them in my quilts.

  103. Teresa Ruch says:

    I have been collecting vintage Japanese fabrics for use in making pieced accessories and have been trying different types of indigo dyeing. Would love a copy of this book.

  104. marlene barkley says:

    Collected a lot of yardage in Japan and plan to make something fantastic. I especially appreciate the color combo that the pallets display

  105. Terry says:

    Yes, I do use Japanese vintage and contemporary fabrics in some of my quilting projects, and I also use some in my mixed media collage pieces. Oh, this give away book looks so interesting–a special treasure to read!!!!!

  106. Courtney Bolin-Walker says:

    I’m not a quilter, but I use vintage Japanese cottons in other ways.

  107. Meg says:

    I use contemporary Japanese cottons in my quilts. I love the symbols of butterflies and natural images with the Japanese themes.

  108. Judith McCabe says:

    Can’t wait to see this!

  109. Allison Boucher says:

    My two favorite quilts are made with contemporary Japanese cotton prints. I am interested in exploring more work with Japanese fabrics.
    Thanks for this offer.

  110. Caroline J Rohrer says:

    I have not used much because I did not know about them. Will definitely use in future projects.

  111. cynthia rosner says:

    i use both contemporary and vintage Japanese fabrics in my quilts.

  112. Gwen Delmore says:

    I love vintage Japanese cotton fabric, and have some tiny scraps I’ve hoarded. I have more vintage kimono pieces, though, not cotton, and plan to use them in quilting. The book sounds wonderful!

  113. Ruth Cannon says:

    A friend, who was a fiber artist, bought several yards of assorted blue and white cotton prints when she worked in Japan at the U.S. embassy in the 1970’s. She gave the fabric to me when she moved to a retirement home at the age of 93. My plan is to make a quilt in her memory.

  114. Carole K Tsutsumi says:

    I use vintage and contemporary Japanese fabrics in my small sewing projects: bags, coin pouches, etc., and buy fabrics whenever we visit Japan. The book has piqued my interest!

  115. Patricia Locker-Bennett says:

    I do not yet use either vintage or contemporary Japanese fabrics
    in my quilting. However, I am drawn to the beautiful fabrics &
    projects and can see using both in the future.

  116. Dawn Tenneson says:

    Love the modern textiles and indigo batiks. The traditional are beautiful!

  117. mzjohansen says:

    Wow wow wow….what a great book!

  118. martyt says:

    Enjoy using japanese cotton both vintage and new whenever possible

  119. Jean Condon says:

    I have a few new ones, love the way they look. Would love to have more

  120. Jan says:

    I use both contemporary and vintage Japanese fabric. I love how Japanese made cotton fabric feels and sews. It is much softer but sturdier than most quilting cottons sold in stores today.

  121. Linda Pewaukee WI says:

    I usually use the contemporary fabrics. I’ve been hoarding my vintage stuff! Thank You, Linda

  122. Barbara Kanaya says:

    Almost done with my grandson’s baby Quilt made from the fabrics I bought from you and some that I was given on our trip in January. I’ll send a pic when I’m done quilting

  123. Janet in New Hampshire says:

    Indigo and cotton are a natural!

  124. Helen Zung says:

    I use both contemporary and vintage Japanese fabric. I love doing sashiko, and now I’m having fun with boro. Always looking for inspiration.

  125. Lydia says:

    I have been collecting Japanese textiles to make a quilt or large wall hanging. I have some pieces of sashiko stitched pieces that I will incorporate in to a Japanese influenced project. I very much enjoy the taupe colors as well as the indigo. Thanks for the opportunity to win Cotton & Indigo From Japan.

  126. soozi says:

    when my family’s business closed, i commandeered all the sample books of yukata, some at least 80 years old..making quilts out of them for the family. A lot of
    history passing down.

  127. Ann Kovalchick says:

    I have some vintage Kimonos I just really want to use sometime. The book might be an incentive.

  128. Maryanne L Sakai-James says:

    I used vintage Japanese yukata and indigo cottons I’ve gotten from relatives for most of my life, and recently enjoyed those I’ve bought from Okan Arts. I have recently gotten into the Japanese taupes as a medium and am having fun with them!

  129. June Donenfeld says:

    After buying a large stack of remnants from a yukata cloth factory on the outskirts of Tokyo some 20 or so years ago, I finally started using them to make my very first quilt about three years ago. I now have two large boxes filled with quilting material, including lots of contemporary Japanese cottons bought on trips back there.

  130. Irene Harvalias says:

    Yes, I do, and love them….

  131. susan says:

    I use both vintage and new. This book looks very inspiring! Thank you.

  132. Myra Dewey says:

    I’ve used Japanese quilting cottons in a number of quilts and projects. My most successful is a One Block Wonder quilt which included tumbling blocks. I gave it to a friend and he loved it.

  133. suzanne guthrie says:

    Have not used the cottons in my quilting, but did use silks when my Japanese friend sent me the length of silk from her kimono sleeves from when they were shortened. It was fun to do some looking at Japanese designs to give a Japanese flavor to my pieced wall hanging.

  134. Charlene Cuhaciyan says:

    I would love to have a hand at dyeing my own fabric. What a joy that would be, to see it on a lovely quilt!

  135. Mary says:

    I only have Contemporary Japanese cottons, but I’d love to see/have some vintage!

  136. Michelle says:

    I use mostly Japanese Daiwabo in all of my quilting. I have been obsessed with the beautiful taupe and delicately printed fabrics for about a decade now. I look forward to buying fabric from Maria T. of Pinwheels at the local quilt shows and in Houston. My current project is a simple paper pieced log cabin made from Daiwabo fabric-I hope to make enough blocks for a Barn Raising setting.

  137. Susan Kelley says:

    I use both current and vintage pieces in my quilting. Current fabric in bigger quilts that will get more wear. Vintage pieces in smaller projects (mostly because I have less vintage).

  138. Michelle D says:

    Indigo is my middle name! My friends tease me all the time, but I am enamored!

  139. Linda Sprencel says:

    Contemporary fabrics add just the right touch to my projects.

  140. Vivian Roop says:

    Most of my quilts have some Japanese or Japanese inspired fabric in them. They always fit in, whether it’s a floral, animal or a geometric quilt.

  141. Lydia Reading says:

    I have both modern and vintage pieces in my stash and quilting. Indigo, patterned, flowered I love it all, am drawn to them.

  142. Reid Barnhart says:

    I have not used vintage Japanese cotton but have used vintage silk kimono fabric and men’s vintage wool kimono textiles in my jacket/vest.

  143. Barbara Montejo says:

    Would love to read this book.

  144. Rose Marie says:

    I have just discovered how I can use Sashiko and lovely quilting techniques with garment sewing. Japanese fabrics are lovely.

  145. Yarrow McConnell says:

    I use modern Japanese fabrics in most projects – even just a small strip amongst more traditional quilting fabrics adds a fun touch!

  146. Mary Ann Nailos says:

    I bought scraps of vintage kimono at Houston last year. I use pieces of these precious scraps making journal covers and handbags for friends.

  147. Cathie says:

    Looks like a great book!

  148. Judith McGinty says:

    I’m working on my first project using contemporary fabric I brought back from a brief trip to Kobe, Japan in March. Last week I booked my next trip for the Quilt Show in Tokyo in January 2018. I’m new to the world of Japanese fabric and I’m so excited by the possibilities.

  149. Connie Akers says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Japanese fabrics and use both vintage & contemporary as often as possible.

  150. Randolph M Case says:

    so far only contemporary Japanese fabric

  151. Joann says:

    I use both vintage and contemporary Japanese cottons in my quilting projects and adore them!

  152. Angela J Short says:

    I really like Japanese fabrics. I haven’t had the opportunity to try either one out , yet! This books seems amazing! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  153. jane Kuwana says:

    Yes, I used Japanese textiles I’ve collected over the years on trips to Japan. I’ve only made one quilt (sew as you go, for a wedding present) but it was almost entirely blue fabrics from Japan with a few strips of pink fabrics with cherry blossoms, the theme of the wedding. I was delighted to learn about your shop and look forward to visiting it.

  154. Karen Price says:

    There looks to be a lot of interesting information in the book. I would love to have one.

  155. Terry Jeanne says:

    I use both contempory & vintage in quilts & wearables. I have deconstructed yukata, haori, kimono, monpe pants for the kasuri & shibori fabric. Consider me addicted since a Yokohama quilt tour & Kyoto indigo dye workshop in the 90’s.

  156. Holly J Hudson says:

    I do use contemporary Japanese fabric in fabric projects, plus I dye with indigo & love to create sashiko squares. Due to health issues, I am unable to travel the long distance to Japan. But looking through this book will be my imaginary trip. Holly

  157. Ann Gessert says:

    I use both contemporary and vintage fabrics. For years I have bought old kimonos, dismantled some of them and re-purposed them for my projects.

  158. Cher says:

    I use both — contemporary and vintage — japanese fabrics in my quilting projects. I have a collection of vintage kimonos that I take apart for the fabric. The 14″ wide rectangles make it easy to use.

  159. Leona says:

    I use your fabric! Awesome book would love to win it

  160. Pat says:

    I use vintage and contemporary Japanese fabrics in my quilts. The book looks interesting.

  161. Hester Tinti says:

    I love to use Japanese fabrics in my quilts. Once one overcomes the fear of cutting into the lovely fabrics, the designs add line and color to the quilt.

  162. Cindy says:

    I have contemporary Japanese fabric in my stash and just recently enjoyed learning about vintage Japanese yukata cottons from Patricia Belyea. Your book
    Cotton & Indigo from Japan looks informative and inspiring. Thank you.

  163. Sherry Massey says:

    I am just beginning my journey in quilting with Japanese cottons. So, for now, I am using modern fabrics because they are more readily available in my area. I hope to branch out into vintage fabrics as my style develops with Japanese patterns and colors. I love the selection in your online store.

  164. Susan H says:

    No, don’t use Japanese new or vintage Japanese fabrics because of access and I already have too much fabric! Trying to whittle down. I love the Japanese influence, though, and am interested in learning more.

  165. Gretta Brown says:

    I don’t own vintage cottons but do have some Japanese vintage silks I will be using soon. I have purchased several Japanese contemporary cottons.

  166. Nancy Rossman says:

    I’m Japanese fabric obsessed! I have a growing collection of antique Japanese indigo along with vintage and contemporary textiles that I love to use in my quilts. This book looks fascinating.

  167. Rachel says:

    Both!! LOVE all Japanese fabrics. The hardest part is making that first cut through the amazing stash I have collected.

  168. ka-ren says:

    I enjoy using Japanese textiles. This is a book for my collection!

  169. princess says:

    I only have contemporary fabrics but would be interested in learning about all Japanese fabrics.

  170. sharon says:

    mostly I have used some contemporary cottons but, have used many vintage japanese silks cut from kimono

  171. Kathy Garringer says:

    I took a workshop years ago from Roberta Horton where we used vintage Japanese fabric. One of my favorites.

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  173. Sally says:

    I use contemporary Japanese cottons in my projects, though some have been in my stash 35 years.

  174. Sarah says:

    I have used a few vintage indigo pieces in my work, the blues are amazing.

  175. Ruth K says:

    Love both, but tend to use more contemporary Japanese fabrics in my sewing projects.

  176. Mary Jo says:

    I am always drawn to vintage Japanese fabrics, so have used them in my quilt projects; however, I love looking at contemporary fabrics, but haven’t been sure the best way to incorporate them. Would love this book to help bridge the gap!

  177. Carol Strum says:

    I love vintage almost anything. Patricia has introduced me to vintage Yukata cottons. They provide stunning possibilities when used in a quilt project; some even stand alone as lovely whole pieces!

  178. B.L. says:

    I like contemporary Japanese fabrics, especially shibori.

  179. David says:

    I’ve used a couple of modern Japanese prints, but I’d love to learn more and to use more traditional prints as well!

  180. Eddi Baird says:

    I am needing some fresh ideas for the bins of indigo/white Japanese yukata in my stash. Headed out for a quilters retreat and want to share plans with friends.

  181. Marilyn McCann says:

    I do sometimes use vintage Japanese fabrics in my quilts – however most of the time I cannot make myself cut up the pieces I have! So mainly I just fondle….

  182. Elaine says:

    I use contemporary Japanese fabrick for now but would love to use both contemporary and vintage.

  183. Allison says:

    i don’t have any Japanese cottons but I do use old silk kimonos!

  184. Carolyn says:

    Im lucky enough to have jumped in with vintage at my fingertips. The book looks marvelous, thanks for the introduction.

  185. Carol Ann Young Mccandless says:

    Today I was given a type of jelly roll from my daughter who just came back from visiting Japan! I am so thrilled to get them and cannot wait to use them!! This will be my first time using Japanese fabrics and they are luscious!

  186. Isabelle says:

    YES i use them. But it is so hard to cut my fabrics. They are all do beautiful.

  187. Karen Scribner says:

    I use contemporary. Right now there is one piece hanging on my wall trying to give me an idea as how to use it!

  188. Grace Cannon says:

    I love the magic of a pot of indigo. Yellow green to the world’s most beautiful blue — the miracle never fails to delight.

  189. Theresa Gray says:

    I have used some contemporary fabric in my collage stitched work. Plus I have some older fabric, scraps, given to me years ago by a cousin from when she lived in Japan 50 years ago. These scraps I have framed and keep for inspiration!

  190. Carol Mina says:

    I have relied on contemporary Japanese cottons. After all these years I have wanted to do the vintage. The article on Susan Ball Faeder was fantastic and inspiring, which led me to you (Patricia Belyea). Thanks for the opportunity in the giveaway.

  191. Kris Koponen says:

    I use both vintage and contemporary Yukata. Thanks to Patricia for bringing them into my life! During a recent trip to Japan I added to my collection of silk pieces and vintage kimonos to remake into a quilt for my granddaughter, and pass down with our family ancestry.