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Ruby Nishio grew up in Los Angeles and was interned at Heart Mountain relocation camp during WWII.  After returning to Los Angeles she began working at Cahill in Beverly Hills\, sewing and designing wedding gow ns.  She was very talented and adept at doing patterns and creating wonderf ul gowns and custom clothing.  For the past 28 years she has used her talen ts in creating beautiful quilts.  Ruby Nishio is an amazing quilt artist an d has won many awards for her work.  This is her first one person show.

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Nishio has been sewing for over 70 years.  She has done all types of h andwork\, from custom dressmaking\, knitting\, tatting\, crocheting and emb roidery.  In 1992 she transitioned into making quilts. The imagery she uses is taken from her personal interests. She loves gardening and many of the patterns she uses are of flowers and nature.  She stitches fabric pieces to gether to form repetitive patterns that are then hand quilted.  One quilt i n the exhibition\, ‘Trip Around the World’\, 1998\, includes 2193 two-inch squares of flowered fabrics where the stitched edges of each piece lose the ir sharpness and blend with the pieces next to each other forming an impres sionist patterned garden.  In ‘New York\, New York’\, 2005\, echoes of the Statue of Liberty are depicted in the patterns\, while the colors and fabri cs are reminiscent of  Broadway by way of the Ginza.  Expressing her love o f gardening and traveling\, she has created wonderful pieces that are truly works of art.

DTEND:20100721 DTSTAMP:20140921T121303 DTSTART:20100710 GEO:34.1086597;-118.194417 LOCATION:Future Studio Gallery\,5558 N. Figueroa Street \nLos Angeles\, CA 90042 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:An Exhibition of Quilts by Ruby Nishio\, Ruby Nishio UID:114947 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20100710T220000 DTSTAMP:20140921T121303 DTSTART:20100710T190000 GEO:34.1086597;-118.194417 LOCATION:Future Studio Gallery\,5558 N. Figueroa Street \nLos Angeles\, CA 90042 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:An Exhibition of Quilts by Ruby Nishio\, Ruby Nishio UID:114948 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR