Tomi a dear delightful tiny lady.has been coming out to Australia for I forget how many years now, she loves to quilt, ...saying she is amazing is an understatement, those who know her would agree to that!
Here she is last year having a great time cutting and getting ready to start on a new quilt..... This lovely photo taken of Tomi and I, is to show you how tiny Tomi is...I'm JUST scraping five feet tall...
Each year Tomi came to Australia in our summer, sometimes staying just a couple of months, at one time stayed on an extended visa for a whole year.
She stayed with friends, Tomi loves to visit our fabric shops, Lois and girls of our Patchwork would pick her up, bring her to our meetings and take her to quilt fabric shops to get her fix of fabric retail therapy.
Eight years ago, Tomi set out to make 80 quilts to hold an exhibition in Japan to celebrate her 80th birthday, and this she did with 80 plus a few more to spare.
The exhibition was a great success, from it Tomi went on to teach quilting to the ladies in her local area...the ladies there loved her quilts....I wish I had half of Tomi's energy!
One of our girls recently received an email from her saying she was unwell..."her body is broken " is how Tomi now 88, put it in her email...and doubts if she'll ever get to come out to Australia again...
Dear quilting friend Lois ran this quilt top up since our last meeting...made all from scraps out of her stash..
The way Lois described how it was put together was so easy..I think I'll have to give this a go and use up some stash scraps...
Half way through the week already...hope your having a lovely quilty week...♥