Yambaru-made patchwork quilts on display in Nago Museum

Hand-sewn quilts and patchwork are entirely made of old kimono parts and traditional textiles.

An exhibition focusing on quilts made by students of a Nago-based handicraft school will be on display at Nago City Museum Gallery, Mar. 29 through 31.

The all-handmade quilts are creations of the students of Nago TM Patchwork School, and a total of 50 works made by 20 students under the tutelage of Terry Gushiken are shown. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The entrance to the exhibition is free.

What makes these works special is that they all use materials from used kimonos, obi, bashofu, and indigo dyed cloth or pongee that are made into colorful wall scrolls, folding screens or tapestries.

Organizers say it’s fun to look at the beauty of nature made clothes.

Patchworks are often made of pieces of clothes sewn together with a sewing machine, but the works of the students of the Nago TM Patchwork School

This folding screen was created from a festive kimono with plenty of bright colors.

are entirely hand stitched. That’s why they are so lively and fine.

This event marks the 30th anniversary exhibition of the school. Everyone interested in fine artistic handicrafts is invited to visit and appreciate these fine works.

You can find the map to the Nago Museum from Google Maps at http://goo.gl/maps/Nrs5m