Hope all readers are doing fine even in this heat. Tokyo is having very sticky summer this year and we all try not to use a lot of electricity because of the nuclear power issues.
It has been almost 3 weeks since the last post!
In the meantime we went to Singapore to give a workshop for the first time on July 19 for 5 days.
Sing Mui Heng which is a retail shop has recently entered into the quilt market and asked us to give a workshop!
This is their shop.
Some samples of our kits and the project of the workshop were displayed in the storefront.
The workshop was held at a hotel on the 21st and 22nd.
The organizer, Wuxi from Sing Mui Heng.
On the first day Debbie who was a freelance writer for a magazine called "Child" attended the workshop. A young mother having a baby is the target reader of "Child" and after the workshop, Masako was interviewed by her. She especially wanted to ask her about quilting by mathematics approach. There are so many shapes and numbers when quilting. Just sitting on a table and answering math tests would not satisfy children. So she said "Did you like math at school?" but Masako answered "That was not my favorite subject."
But we could talk a lot about quilting and why it brought us such great joy. Thank you, Debbie!
On the 2nd day we had the youngest male students ever.
Masako seems positively happy surrounded by such young men, doesn't she?
Their mother has a quilt shop in Malaysia and the sons are helping her business.
Outside the hall there were tables where we sold our kits, fabrics and notions.
Sing Mui Heng was closed Sundays so their staff came by to help us.