On the final day of the show, Masako gave a lecture on antique fabrics.
One of her American friends, Betsey, is the owner of Rocky Mountain Quilts. (her website)
She sells beautiful antique quilts and is very knowledgeable on antique fabrics.
She also restores antique quilts using authentic fabrics of the time.
Masako has learned a lot from her about fabrics which were made in the 19th century and used in her newest quilt. She shared the historical background of those fabrics with her audience.
The two quilts hanging below are from Betsey.
Masako especially likes the one on the right hand side which is a Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 quilt.
The maker of this quilt could never have imagined her quilt would be owned by a Japanese quilter living in Tokyo in the 21st century!
It's a rarely seen antique wool quilt.
It was a twenty minute long lecture in which she also spoke about how she met her first quilter and what wonderful things this circle of quilting friends has brought her.