Fabric > Designers > Yoko Saito Yoko Saito, a prominent and celebrated quilt artist, is from Ichikawa City in Chiba, Japan. Her detailed and intricate needlework and exquisitely colored “taupe color” quilting projects have garnered much attention and popularity from people worldwide. Ms. Saito learned to quilt in 1977 under teacher Chuck Nohara. In 1985, she launched a combination quilt shop and quilting school called “Quilt Party, Co., Ltd.” as her base of operations. She is a prolific designer, quilter, and author with many books in the market. She is actively involved with Japanese magazines, television shows, and exhibitions. In recent years she has become a sought worldwide for quilt exhibitions and to teach seminars in France, Italy, Taiwan, and other international locations.