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Love for Family and Fabrics...

Growing up in a small coastal town in southern Japan, I learned sewing and quilting from my mother in her sunny kitchen.

My mom made a lot of matching dresses, bags, and doll quilts for my sister and me…but my favorite was a school lunch bag (we don’t use brown bags in Japan!) - a beautiful pink cotton fabric with a red gingham check backing. My mom embroidered the bags with our names and lots of wild strawberries surrounded by delicate green leaves. I still have it in my drawer.

My mother gave me a life-long love for fabrics, beautiful designs, and “making things” by hand. To this day, I spend my free time searching for just that perfect pattern, remembering myself as a little girl walking around a small fabric store in my hometown, thinking really hard how many “fat quarters” I…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 22
  • Joined May 22, 2007

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cotton, and cotton

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About

Love for Family and Fabrics...

Growing up in a small coastal town in southern Japan, I learned sewing and quilting from my mother in her sunny kitchen.

My mom made a lot of matching dresses, bags, and doll quilts for my sister and me…but my favorite was a school lunch bag (we don’t use brown bags in Japan!) - a beautiful pink cotton fabric with a red gingham check backing. My mom embroidered the bags with our names and lots of wild strawberries surrounded by delicate green leaves. I still have it in my drawer.

My mother gave me a life-long love for fabrics, beautiful designs, and “making things” by hand. To this day, I spend my free time searching for just that perfect pattern, remembering myself as a little girl walking around a small fabric store in my hometown, thinking really hard how many “fat quarters” I could buy with my 1000 yen ($10) allowance for that month…

At Bloom Works, I have tried to re-create the look and feel of my mother’s little kitchen. We hope you and your friends will enjoy and share a little bit of that special time and place.

And my Mom is still my greatest supporter and teacher.

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