Meet Sumiko Minei


Sumiko Minei is the author of the AQS book, Foundation-Pieced Double Wedding Ring Quilts.  Sumiko was born in Toyama Prefecture located in the Hokuriku region on Honshu island, Japan.

She worked as a hospital dietitian until her marriage in 1971. She then began to making quilts and began to teach quiltmaking.

In 1988 she took a workshop on machine quilting from Danita Rafalovich.  Since then Sumiko has pursued the unlimited possibilities of making quilts by machine.

Sumiko’s quilts have appeared in magazines and books and her quilts have been accepted in shows in Japan, the U.S., and Australia. She has taught quilting around Japan as well as in Korea, Hungary, and the U.S.

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Congratulations to my friend Sumiko! I’m very excited to see that you have written a quilting book on the Double Wedding Ring, one of my favorite traditional patterns!