Originally from Ichikawa City in Chiba Prefecture, in 1985 Yoko Saito established the Quilt Shop and workshop "Quilt Party" that was to become her base of operations. She soon garnered a reputation for her painstakingly precise needlework and her hallmark style of gentle, "taupe colors." In recent years, aside from her regular appearances on TV and in magazines in Japan, she has begun to expand her operations overseas, holding Quilt exhibitions and workshops in countries such as France, Italy and Taiwan. In 2008 she commemorated 30 years of creative activities with the Yoko Saito Quilt Exhibition at Matsuya department store in Ginza, Tokyo. She has also published numerous books.