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Class cancelled for 09/21/19

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Sep 202019
 

I don’t like when this happens but for the safety of our students and the general public. Iolani Palace is closed until Tuesday September 24. Hopefully by then the bees will be gone and we can resume classes. During our hiatus please enjoy some of the quilts created since my last posting. Amazing ladies and beautiful quilts.

I have a new Favorite Pat Quilt….Amazing she has a way with the needle

Yuko’s Hokulea….

Pineapples…are forever a favorite Hawaiian quilt design.
see… Pineapples are forever..

An emblem to match antique fabric.

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Amy’s New Passion.

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Aug 112019
 

Amy started with us only a few months ago with a friend. Her friend stopped coming after only two weeks but that didn’t stop Amy from continuing the class. She’s enjoying her new passion.

Amy's Rose Quilt
Amy just completed her beautiful Rose Wall Hanging…..
Amy;'s Heleconia and Bird of Paradise Twin Size Bed Quilt.
…and decided to cut out a larger twin size bed quilt. She’s amazing.
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…the Tradition Continues

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Aug 112019
 

we’re finally back at the Iolani Palace and the ladies are continuing an amazing tradition. …

Cutting and Laying out a cut Bed runner
Laying out the Bed Runner on the Background Fabric

Yes the ladies also quilt Bed Runners.

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We’re BACK at the Iolani Palace starting July 27 9:30am- 12:00pm

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Jul 252019
 
Kanaina Building – Iolani Palace

We want to thank the Ohana Market Place for opening their doors to us while the Kanaina Building was under  renovations.  It was an amazing five months were going to miss the ono food and music but we’re happy to be home.  

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NO Class May 11

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May 082019
 

…see all of you back at class on May 18 at the Ohana Market Place. Have A Happy Mother’s Day.

Remembering mom…Poakalani Althea Ku Serrao. She had a passion for Hawaiian Quilting and started the Poakalani Hawaiian Quilting classes…The Tradition Continues..
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Honolulu Festival 2019

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Apr 022019
 

After a computer crash and website crash I’m finally back on-line.

There were tears at first but We did it! Thank you to the Poakalani Ohana who came on Friday to blow up beds, set up lattices and hang quilts. It was a beautiful show and one of our best. Then everyone came back on Saturday and Sunday to quilt and enjoy the festival. John would be so proud and yes he was there in every quilt that was hung. His designs were amazing. We miss him but the tradition continues in all of us. The Poakalani Ohana is number 1 in my book, simply the best. I didn’t post all the pictures so please forgive me if one of yours is missing.

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Celebrate With Us….March 9 & 10

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Feb 182019
 
Honolulu Festival 25 years of Aloha March 9 & 10
Honolulu Convention Center

Happy Anniversary… Honolulu Festival for 25 amazing years of culture, art and entertainment. We’re always so excited and grateful to be part of this wonderful event. Everyone please come by and visit with our amazing quilters and their quilts. All the Hawaiian quilts being shown are designed by our prolific quilt designer John Serrao (1934-2018).

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Our New Temporary Home – The Ohana Hale Marketplace

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Jan 272019
 
Please stop by and visit us. We’re there every Saturday 9:30am – 11:30am. Also visit the amazing craft and food vendors. Ward Ave at the Old Sports Authority Store next to Ross’s. Love these quilters.

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Sunday Quilting

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Jan 182019
 

We meet one Sunday a Month at the Iolani Palace Kanaina Building but the rules are you’re either cutting, laying out, basting or prepping your applique top piece for quilting. Four hours spent which we’ve titled as laying out the BIG ONE, the larger Queen/King Size quilt. It’s enjoyable, exciting and memorable. Please enjoy a few photo’s of the quilts that are on their way to be quilted. So Exciting.

Doris(right) and her beautifully designed Hawaiian Medicinal Kapapohopoho(Crazy) Quilt sandwiched and ready for quilting.
Carla’s Mango Quilt simple and dainty in design. Another quilt sandwiched with the backing fabric, batting and top applique piece.
Lynette’s Reverse Applique Quilt is complete and next step is quilting. WOW!
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We’re Moving…Temporarily

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Jan 182019
 

…while our quilting room in the Kana’ina Building on the grounds of the Iolani Palace is being renovated. They say it’ll be only for two months and we should be back in April. So please join us at our new temporary location at the Ohana Market Place who is graciously making room for us starting January 26. Classes are 9:30am- 11:30pm. The Market Place opens at 10:00 but they’re letting us in early so we can start our class at 9:30am.

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Still Sharing The Tradition

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Dec 292018
 

Yes, it’s been over a month since I’ve updated my website. The business of a new job and many minor mishaps has made it difficult for me to connect with all of you and for that I apologize. December has been overwhelming for us with emotions from missing John to our amazing Christmas Party and Saturday Classes. It’s the Saturday classes that is giving us the steady strength and support these past few months. We are blessed. Please enjoy a few pictures of our classes these past few months. The awesome ladies of the Palace. Let’s continue to Quilt Hawaiian With Aloha.

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You can tell one story or many stories

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Nov 272018
 

…on a quilt.   Don’t let the large patterns scare you off you also have a choice of making smaller squares which eventually can be joined to make a larger quilt.  This quilt designed by John tells of the many medicinal plants used by the Hawaiians for their ailments.  They too had their doctors of medicine.  16 squares, 16 stories on 1 quilt. How amazing is that.  Appliqued by retired nurse Doris Shibuya. I can’t wait to see the finished quilt. 

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Planning ahead…Mark your calendar.

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Nov 132018
 

PaRTy, PaRTy, PaRTy,  Yes please mark you calendars. December 8  is our annual Christmas Party From 10:00am-1:00pm.  Let’s take a break from class and celebrate friends and family.  Don’t forget to bring a Potluck Dish and Grab Bag Gift no more than $20.00. 

Now please enjoy this amazing ….it’s a half fold quilt pattern designed by John and brought to life by “Amazing” Pat.  Beautiful.  Sometimes it’s not always about the pattern but look at the amazing colors and fabrics. 

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Mahalo – Class Starts back up this Saturday November 10

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Nov 052018
 

Saturday was an amazing day.  We finally laid to rest my dad, kumu John at the family plots in Oahu Cemetery.  He is now with mom. Thank you to my amazing family the Serrao’s, Kaleohano’s, Changs, Correa’s especially Aunty Jojo and Uncle David who was there for us. They held our hands while we planned his service.  Thank you especially to our dad’s and mom’s family who came in from Hilo, and Molokai. We love all of you. 

A special Thank you to my Quilting Family, what would we do without you. You supported us not just during this difficult time but while John struggled through his last days.  Thank you for all the refreshments you provided, also coming early to help set up the quilts and take down the quilts and transferring his flowers to the family plots.  Special thanks also to those who came in  from Canada, California and especially all of John’s Quilting Family from Japan.  We are humbled that you made the effort to come to Hawaii and hold our hand during this difficult time.   My heart is full.

Mahalo to our cousins, aunties, uncles, hula sisters, friends, co-workers,  former co-workers, all of John’s friends and everyone who came to support us. We are so blessed to have all of you in our lives. Also thank you to all who sent e-mails, snail mails, text messages, phone calls and especially those who sent flowers, lei’s and cards at the service. There are no words to express our gratitude and thanks. We are indeed Blessed.  Also a special Thank you to the Honolulu Police Department  who played their role in honoring dad. Tomorrow we move-on and on Saturday we will be continuing the quilting tradition through all our classes. Let us now celebrate life. 

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We’re BACK at the Iolani Palace starting July 27 9:30am- 12:00pm

July 25, 2019
We want to thank the Ohana Market Place for opening their doors to us while the Kanaina Building was under  renovations.  It was an amazing five months were going to miss the ono food and music but we're happy to be home.