Our hearts go out to Japan during this tragic time. But then, we've had a close connection with our love of quilting for a long time. The roots of Victorian Crazy Quilting can be traced back to the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition where Japanese screens covered with patches of various shapes of fabric were seen and admired. Japanese quilters recycled precious fabric for both practical and aesthetic purposes. Today we are still influenced by Japanese quilters. Ideas flow in both directions and we are more connected than ever. This vest was made with scraps from my guild, and I will now think of Japan whenever I wear it. The pattern is my favorite In-Vest from Four Corners.....again.