Owned and operated by fiber artist Susan Ball Faeder since 1989

QEJAPAN SPRING NEWS 2022, Part 2: Susan’s New Book!

100 Amulets by Susan Ball Faeder © Susan Ball Faeder

Drumroll please!

Dear QEJAPAN Clients and Friends,                                                            

After nearly a year of preparation, my book is about to make its debut! 100 Amulets by Susan Ball Faeder is a charming 6”x 9” treasure of a book that features my 100 unique, hand-held, hand-quilted amulets.

Graced with a magical forward by Tokyo’s Blue & White Shop owner, mentor, and dear friend Amy Katoh, this first printing is a limited edition of 400. Reserve your copy NOW from Pretzel City Press!

Here are 15 of the 100 amulets featured in my book. Photo: Jeffrey Burrell Photography

Known as Omamori in Japan, these little charms are considered to be veritable talismans, offering luck and protection in many forms. In the book, each amulet has its own special page for the image with the corresponding text on the opposite page. The evolving story of my amulet challenge is told in the original timeline, that is, making one amulet per day for 100 days in a row, and also reveals my 50-year connection to Japan through fabric, fabrication, and folly. Hold the book in your hand and take a journey with me!

As a QEJAPAN client and friend, you have first dibs if you …

Reserve your copy NOW from Pretzel City Press!

Simply follow this link to complete a short online reservation form. You will then receive a personal email from the editor confirming your reservation. All copies purchased from my clients will be signed copies. If you live outside the USA, or have any other questions about shipping or ordering multiple copies, please contact the editor directly.

BLUE at Milton Art Bank © Susan Ball Faeder
All 100 amulets are displayed in three vitrines in BLUE, my solo exhibition now on view at Milton Art Bank. Photo: Jeffrey Burrell Photography

In case you missed part one of my spring news: My one-woman, in-person, textile art exhibit, titled “Blue,” will be on view at the Milton Art Bank (MAB) in Milton, PA, through April 30. “Blue” features 40+ wall pieces plus all 100 of my amulets. The museum is open (and FREE) Thursday-Saturday from 12-6 pm, or by appointment. Again, if you can’t make a visit in person, please check out the virtual tour on the MAB website or on mine. Note: All my artwork is for sale, either online at QEJAPAN via Paypal (checks or credit cards), or by contacting me directly. And just a heads-up…

Get your Etsy finds before prices rise!

COMING NEXT: After the exhibit comes down, and the books are signed, I plan to put my attention back on the QEJAPAN ETSY shop, listing many new fabrics and treasures. FYI: ETSY recently jacked up all their fees, so expect that prices will go up in response. Maybe browse QEJAPAN on Etsy now to see if there’s something you want at the current pricing…?

As always, I very much appreciate your business and continued support.

Warm regards,

Comments · 3

  1. Can’t wait to receive my copy!! Congratulations on this huge accomplishment of the creation 100 pieces of art and the making of the book.

    1. Karen, Thank you so much for your understanding and support. I feel your hug across the airwaves. S

  2. Hi there! Is there an update on when the Amulet book will be shipped? My check was cashed in early May but the book has not arrived. I have sent 2 email inquiries to the publisher with no response. Please let me know what is happening with this. Thanks!

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