About Masako

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Masako Wakayama


Masako Wakayama first discovered quilting in the American Pavilion of the 1970 Osaka EXPO.

Smitten by her discovery, Masako quickly learned to sew and subscribed to several quilting magazines

as she began the labor of love of teaching herself to quilt.

Masako opened Crib Quilt, her studio and storefront, in 1987 in Tokyo.

She named it Crib Quilt for the first quilt she made for her daughter Emi.

Over the past three decades, Masako has carefully honed her craft and is now a quilting expert

who also specializes in crochet, EPP, punch needle, applique, cross stitch, and embroidery.


She and Emi travel around the world teaching workshops and participating in exhibitions.

She has published 10 books in multiple translations and has been designing her fabric line

“American Country” with a Japanese fabric company, for more than two decades.



Masako Wakayama


En 1987, Masako Wakayama ouvre son propre atelier "Crib Quilt". 

Elle est réputée pour ses créations de style Country

aux teintes rouges, blanches et bleues.

Elle partage des techniques et des outils permettant

de pratiquer le patchwork, n'importe où et à tout moment.