Presents 30 extraordinary quilt designs derived from crests dating back to more than a thousand years. Centuries-old designs are combined with new, rich color choices and contemporary fabrics for an effect never seen in quiltmaking. Each block is accompanied by the story behind the design and step-by-step instructions.
Before moving to the United States in 1985,
was known by quilters throughout Japan as a quilting and appliqu instructor on Japanese national television and as a popular author. Her work is currently in several public and private quilt collections throughout the United States, and she is the author of three other quilting bestsellers:
Fabled Flowers ,
East Quilts West , and
East Quilts West II .