Monday, November 6, 2017
 Susan Sato
- Japanese Fabric Techniques
Trunk Show & Lecture



Meeting / Lecture


November 6, 2017

Susan Sato - Japanese Fabric Techniques

Second-generation Japanese American, Susan has been sewing since age 14.  While going through an old trunk at her mother's home about thirteen years ago, Susan found her grandfather's kimono and obi with his kamon, the family crest, on it.  She knew then that sewing in the traditional Japanese style was the path she wanted to follow for her quilting inspiration.  Susan started quilting with Japanese fabrics, incorporating the sashiko form of hand sewing.  When her own work inspired her to teach, she began with basic quilting classes in sashiko, shibori dyeing, and then branched out to Japanese free-form design classes.

Susan's quilts have appeared in QUILTS AROUND THE WORLD by Spike Gillespie and PIECED SYMBOLS, Quilt Blocks from the Global Village by Myrah Brown Green.

Susan, with her company easy piecing, has been a vendor at our guild quilt shows.

Susan's lecture will talk about fabric color, design, and what works well together and will discuss how quilters can incorporate Japanese shibori, katazome and shashiko techniques into their quilts.

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For more information on Susan and her company click on the following link to visit her website:

November 6, 2017
Half-Day Workshop
(1 - 4p)

Class Fee $20 ($30 non-members)
Materials Fee $15 (payable to instructor)
Sewing Machine not required
Experience:  All levels welcome

Sashiko  - Susan Sato

The literal translation of the Japanese word sashiko is “little stabs”.  This is a method to add decorative stitching (mostly geometric in design) to a project. Susan will have samples to show ideas for other ways to use the technique – students will practice basic stitching techniques while making a pillow sampler

Students will work on a pillow sampler, thread and needles included.

Photo is an example sashiko stitching, but is not the project students will be working on.

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Click here for supply list provided by Susan>>

November 7, 2017 
Full-Day Workshop
(9:30 - 3:30p, setup begins at 9:00)

Class Fee $35 ($50 non-members)
Materials Fee $ ?? (payable to instructor)
Sewing Machine
Experience:  All levels welcome

Chiku-Chiku (boro) Pillow Workshop - Susan Sato

Chiku-Chiku in Japanese translates into “big stitch”. Students will learn how to layer old and new Asian fabrics onto a background to create a organic base for big stitch “quilting”.

Students will work on fabric, color, design and discuss what works well together as they construct a pillow or table runner.