Discover how quilting came to be a favorite pastime for an estimated 3 million quilters in Japan today, as well as a multi million-dollar business. Meet more than a dozen award winning quilters including Yoko Saito, Keiko Goke, Noriko Endo and Yoshiko Jinzenji. Each has a well defined, individual style, yet they share the impeccable technical standards common to Japanese artists. Learn the inside stories of these former painters, seamstresses, homemakers, graphic designers, and manga artists who have made careers in quilting. Bringing the art to life are more than 200 images of contemporary Japanese quilts, and the antique American quilts that once inspired them, as well as photos of the quilters and their studios. 'Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters' by Teresa Duryea Wong, published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., hardcover with 144 pages.