A display of Japanese inspired work by local craftspeople

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Nine years ago, Lyn Upill followed her passion for all things Japanese and began a monthly Japan Club meeting in her Adelaide Quilt shop ‘Riverlea’. Little did she expect that at the end of a year’s classes, that students wanted more, so in catering for this growing interest, Lyn designed a program for each year level.

In 2017 some 50 or so students continue to be passionate, inspired, challenged and involved in Japan Club. Lyn Upill takes students through basic patch-working techniques in combination with customary Japanese folk crafts techniques, as well as contemporary Japanese quilt-making. In response, students make inspired, unique and often intricately beautiful, large and small quilts. Beginners to experienced quilters enjoy gathering to learn about the textiles, culture, ceramics, food, gardening, landscapes, art, history and travel in Japan and to share their common interests and experiences.

This inaugural Japan Club Exhibition will showcase a magnificent collection of many beautiful and highly original quilts. Most of these quilts have never been exhibited before.