Sad news for so many quilters, vendors, and visitors:
On the topic of how the COVID pandemic is causing ripple effects all over... it's been announced that the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival won't continue.
In January 2020 I somewhat greedily went to the show four days in a row (which was overkill and exhausting, but also exhilarating) and was really happy knowing I'd have 2021 and 2022 to also attend. Who knew we were all (worldwide!) about to be stopped in our tracks, and for so long?
Given the absolutely crushing crowds at the show, and the aging population of master quilters in Japan, I'm not surprised at this news, but it's such a shame.
Here is the link to the announcement (in Japanese).
From Google translate: