We all have someone that we admire. . . & for quite awhile Yoko Saito has been a designer that I am, quite honestly, in awe of. So when I was asked to design fabric with Lecien. . . I was incredibly honored (& intimidated!) - as Lecien is the fabric company that Yoko Saito designs with. Her lines are called Centenary Collection & they are some of the most elegant & striking fabrics I have ever seen.
For this past Fall Quilt Market, Lecien reserved four booths - for the sole purpose to display some of the amazing designs that Yoko Saito has created & I had the pleasure of having my booth right across the aisle from the quilts & so I got to gaze at them for three days straight! Some of the most fun was to also watch others as they came across the incredible mini quilt gallery amidst the hundreds of booths. . . First they would stop & point. . . & then . . . without fail. . . they would get up close. . . real close. . . jaws dropped in amazement at the intricate handwork (& yes all hand quilted) & subtle yet stunning beauty of each quilt.
I did my best with my little iPhone & older camera. . . but I just couldn't let the opportunity pass by to share a little of the incredible quilts. . . works of art, really. . . that Yoko Saito has graced us with. And, because there are really no words adequate. . . I will simple let you have a little taste of what was in my Quilt Market "neighborhood". . . (I could not have asked for a better location!)
Okay. . . all together now. . . " s i g h !"
(. . . & yes!. . . I have more photos (!) & I will share them too!)