Setsuko Obi learned quiltmaking while living in California in the 1970s. Since then, she has continued to quilt independently, specializing in works that employ antique Japanese fabrics. She particularly excels at quilts that emphasize color gradations and are made of many small pieces of fabric.
Stacy C. Hollander, "Yuen no Akari: Light from Far-Away Space," exhibition label for QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2010.