Silk Kimono Table Mat Workshop

Craft a keepsake uniquely yours with textiles of unparalleled beauty.

The kimono is an instantly recognizable symbol of Japanese culture, while quilting is a time-honored tradition found across the globe. Combine them both in this hands-on, instructor-led workshop.

Using kimono swatches evocative of Japan’s Edo (1603–1867) and Taisho (1912–1926) periods drawn from the collections of the Izumo Museum of Quilt Art, participants will learn the fundamentals of quilting with kimono fabrics and purpose-made needles.

From pre-cut fabrics of several motifs, students will create a stunning 95-by-40-centimeter piece perfect for use at home as a wall-hanging tapestry or eye-catching table runner.

This class also caters to beginner quilters with pieces meant to be completed during one session. Students will also leave equipped with the materials (including fabric and needles) and skills to finish their pieces at home if necessary.

Mutsuko Yawatagaki is the founder of the Izumo Museum of Quilt Art and one of Japan’s foremost quilters. Her works combining Japanese and Western needlework and fabrics have been exhibited at Tokyo’s National Museum of Modern Art and Izumo Grand Shrine in Shimane Prefecture.

Shiho Yawatagaki is a designer and director of the Izumo Museum of Quilt Art.


  • Apr 3
  • 1:30pm–3:30pm
  • Toko Shinoda and Yukiko Maki classrooms
  • ¥2,000
  • Additional materials fee: ¥8,000–¥10,000 (depends on size and fabric selected by the student at the start of class)
  • Non-Connections members are charged an additional registration fee of ¥3,500 (waived for Connections members).
  • Cancellation deadline: Mar 27