S: Seasons of Change
FC: Anne and the Tokyo Friendship Quilters | February 2009 to October 2011
1: Behind every quilter is a huge pile of fabric. | In every quilt there is a story. This is our story of the threads of memories we sewed together. | Dear Anne, | Love from all of us to you...
2: Indigo Dyeing
3: Yokohama International Quilt Week 2010 | Mariko sensei's exhibition | Helen's fish
4: 2011 | International Quilt Show at Tokyo Dome
5: Quilt gathering at Helen's. 37th floor homeMarch 11, 2011, a day that forever changed lives. We were together and we got through it with each other's support nad.... wine. | photographed by Tanya | March 11, 2011 | Li-Lin--- trying to single-handedly hold up Prudential Towers .
6: Helen's Sayonara | August 2011
7: The next best thing to quilting is a man in the kitchen! Wine might compete for a close second. | Ian helps out at Helen's Sayonara party. We all wanted to hire him for our own parties!
8: Fabric shopping in Kichijoji | Chikage's Baby Shower
9: ...but it might be after all the eating we do! | A fat quarter is not a body part. | Tokyo Friendship "Eating" Group
10: Farewell Anne, am really going to miss you. Have many happy memories of fun outings and afternoons with the Quilt group, Tokyo Union Church get-togethers and especially our shared earthquake experience! Please stay in touch so hopefully our paths will cross again in Australia or somewhere else in the world! Love, Lorraine | Love from Tania
11: Dear Anne, thank you so much for your hospitality at quilt group meetings and Ah Sew. I love your warm smiles and laughs, they always made me very relaxed. I am glad to get to know you and I had a lot of fun for every stitch :) You will be greatly missed! Love, Chikage | Dear Anne As you know I finally 'filled my hole' - however still a work in progress....one day all this could be yours, ha, ha. It was great getting to know you - my Ian will never be the same after our trip to the Shrine sale! Looking forward to catching up with at home in Melbourne or at home in Tokyo... All the very best to you, Ian and the girls See ya later Jan xx
12: Dear Anne; It was so nice to know you. I had learned so much from you and Ian. Thank you so much. Love, Noriko
13: It's been a pleasure enjoying your company and friendship. I have many fond memories of our time together: quilting, foraging for fabrics, Andy's, Cherry Ripe, noodles, tenugui, Nippori, dinners together... So many adventures! And we will always have Alcatraz............... Love, JoAnn | It's been so lovely getting to know you and you will be sorely missed here in Tokyo. Looking forward to your return visits here though, and maybe we will meet in Melbourne some time! Lots of love, Katie x
14: Dear Anne, It has been a pleasure to know you. You have become a great quilter and I wish every good blessing for you in the future. Joyce | Best wishes from Akemi
15: Dear Anne, You were my first friend in Tokyo and you will always hold a special place in my heart. Love, Li-Lin | Good-day, Anne, It is a shame that we only came to know each other for such a short period of time but as you said we are not far away from each other in Australia and will definitely meet up again in the near future. I hope you are settled in Melbourne with your children and family. We miss you here in Tokyo and hope that you will come and visit us soon. All the best, Teresa
16: Love from Kumiko | The more you laugh, the longer you live. | Best of luck! Love, Hiroko
17: Anne, thank you for being such an inspirational friend on so many levels and in so many ways. Sorry I cannot be there to say Good Bye but we will see you soon in Melbourne. Definitely ! Much love and very big hugs from Helen
18: Quilting with a friend will keep you in stitches.
19: Good friends are like quilts. They age with you and never lose their warmth. | Missing you in Tokyo