Please enjoy a few pictures from our Quilt Exhibit 2018. It was amazing and beautiful. I wish I had the time to tell you about every quilt and quilter they’re all so special to our class. Please forgive me if I forgot to post some quilts as well as quilters.. I did my best. Enjoy.
…all because of these amazing quilters. All of you please take a bow. You made this the best Honolulu Festival Quilt Show Ever. Thank you for your help and continued support of the Poakalani Quilting Legacy. We love all of you and we’re now going to start planning for 2020.
Special Thanks to JTB and the Honolulu Festival for giving us a beautiful venue to showcase the quilts, Anne of Anne’s Hawaiian Quilts who was our liaison and actually made this happen, the husbands we can’t forget the husbands and Gordon who came out to hang the large quilts, the quilters who were also there the “WHOLE” time from hanging to take down, my cousin Kaylene you are so awesome, and our on-line supporters and quilters from all over the globe. Let’s continue to perpetuate this amazing fabric art unique only to Hawaii.
A Special Thank you to my Serrao Ohana, Aunty Jojo & Uncle David, Cousin Lei Momi, The Richard Serrao Ohana who allowed us to showcase the Family Quilts by Tutu Hattie Serrao. Quilt Show pictures to follow soon.
…and we’ll be at the Honolulu Festival at the Honolulu Convention Center showcasing our students quilts. It’s going to be “Great”. Until then enjoy this completed wall hanging from my dear friend Sabine in Germany. Amazing Plumeria Quilt. Hawaiian Quilting can be found even in Germany. Thank you Sabine for sending the picture.
Come and Join us at our Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit at the Honolulu Festival March 10 & 11. First Showing for many new quilts as well as quilts brought back for a second showing by popular demand. Here is a sneak peak of one of the quilts. Come to the quilt show to see the full quilt, It’s going to be a great exhibit.
John broke his old record of designing patterns in our Saturday Class. Six new 45″ x 45″ designs for the next generation of quilters. Great Day and John had a good day.
We have a side room in the quilting class called the “overflow” room. When the main room fills to capacity the “overflow” room is used. Well, in the past few months we’ve had to use the “overflow” room We love it that there are so many wanting to quilt Hawaiian. They age from 9 – 83. Great classes, amazing quilters and friends.
Another amazing quilt for the Honolulu Festival. The pattern was designed by John almost 10 years ago and finally quilted by Takako Jenkins. Na Koa – The Guardian—Symbols of the Ti Leaf, War Club to the Warriors Helmet. A strong quilt of protection. Takako John Says thank you. 1/2 Fold, 45″ x 60″.
It’s official we’re back again at the Honolulu Festival 2018. We’re excited to display quilts made by the members of the Poakalani Quilting Family. It’s going to be another amazing show. So mark your calendar and visit us at the festival. Food, cultural displays and entertainment. Until then enjoy this amazing quilt by one of the students of Naomi who teaches in Kobe. Great job student and Kumu Naomi.
…just ask Ali. A personal design by John and wow it’s absolutely beautiful why because Ali did an amazing job with the applique and quilting.
Congratulations Carla who made this amazing wall hanging and cushion top for a fundraising raffle. What an amazing surprise it would be to win one of these. You’re always giving. I’m glad you enjoy coming to our classes because we really enjoy having you.
You can choose to either cut the excess fabric around the edge of the quilt to make a smaller quilt, or keep the edge and have an amazing echo quilted border or actually add another design. I love the new addition to the sunflower quilt. Great choice Takako.
So during one of John’s creative moments he designed 6 amazing circular patterns. I believe they are some of his best designs and many others also agree but during this creative moment he randomly gave away the original designs(I think we have copies, no sure yet) So it’s always a surprise when someone comes to the class and opens up the quilt they’re working on and finding one of the circular designs. The Ipu(Gourd) quilt designed by John Serrao a work in progress by Pineapple Keiko. Amazing colors.
I’ve always wondered how many patterns John created with the same theme. The monsterra is always popular, the hibiscus, Heliconia and especially the pineapple but with the recent voyage of the Hokulea… it has now become one of popular designs to quilt. Tomiko’s (on the left) Hokulea wall hanging. Loving those dolphins in the waves. Using not only the technique of needle turn applique but also reverse applique. Can’t wait to see it completed.