San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
San Jose, CA
This exhibition tells the story of a Japanese teacher, Junko Yoshikawa who came to the island of Caohagan to teach quilt-making techniques. A small island in the Philippines of just 600 residents, the quilts are uniquely inspired by their tropical climate and marked by their expert handiwork. Today quilting has become an integral part of the island’s economy making the island sustainable.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.