Moomins were created by Swedish-Finn Tove Jansson. The gorgeous illustrated novels of "Moomin" were written from 1945 to 1970. The Japanese have obviously fallen in love with the Moomins. There are Moomin Cafe's in Japan and a lot of Moomin goods to be bought (I managed to buy two Moomin bags).
They are pure fairy tale beings that resemble white hippos.
The quilts were amazing. These photos only give a taste of how wonderful they were. I am unsure of the quilter with this top quilt but the rest are by Yoko Saito.
There were so many people at the quilt show (and some of those very polite Japanese ladies have pointy elbows) so it was sometimes difficult and painful to get photos.
This is a close up of one of Yoko Saito's Moomin quilts.
Yoko's quilt which was used to market the show-
This was one of my favourites -