Hawaiian Quilting A Labor of Love

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Nov 162016
 
Norma's quilt pattern

John helps Norma to create her pattern.

No one said it was going to be easy but when all is done it’s going to be an amazing quilt.

NOrma's Sealife

Wow the hard part, joining fabric and cutting the pattern.

Norma's Sealife

With a little help, laying out the design on the background fabric.

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Step 2 – Cushion top done next step quilting a larger wall hanging.

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Oct 272016
 

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Yes, the next step is working on a larger quilted piece.  I was happily surprised when the Woodrose pattern was the design of choice for the next project. The flower is  found throughout Hawaii and a favorite among the many locals.  Can’t wait  to see it completed.

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Ikumi’s Dove Orchid Hawaiian Quilt

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Oct 162016
 

ikumiJohn doesn’t design birds because every time he designs a Hawaiian quilt with  birds  the quilter, John likes to say, flies or moves back to the mainland.  So no birds and no leaving but he designs orchids even dove orchids breaking that kapu.  Congratulations Ikumi for a beautiful quilt.  I hope you quilt with us for a very long time. Designed by John Serrao

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Quilted Lei

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Oct 122016
 

Most Hawaiian Quilts have center Medallions but every once in while some quilts are designed with only a lei/border missing that center piece.  Still Beautiful, just a different style.  Enjoy Kimi’s amazing Kalo quilt. The Kalo is our Taro plant which we make Poi. Yokohama Quilt Exhibit 2015.  Designed by John Serrao. Personal Design, Private Collection

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Apple Blossoms

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Oct 122016
 

The Apple Blossoms. A favorite flower worldwide especially in Aomori where it produces over 50% of the apple market in Japan. Designed by John Serrao  45″ x 45″amoriappleblossoms

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JS7045 – Malie O Koolau – The Peace of the Koolau’s

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Oct 092016
 

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The Pali Lookout gives you an amazing view of the Koolau Mountains on the Windward Side. Below these mountains Hoomaluhia Gardens with its variety of floral beauties of the Monsterra, Heleconia, Torch Ginger and Hibiscus is a great place to find calming peace. 90″x 90″ – Queen/Full Size Designed by John Serrao

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The 50 States and DC….45″ x 45″ Patterns

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Oct 072016
 
Aloha….  I know it’s been awhile since I wrote on my actual website instead of my Facebook but I have some really amazing patterns to post and share with all of you.  We’ve been busy as you can tell by our Facebook but not to busy to introduce new designs in the coming months. Amazing John has made new designs for each State in the Union but instead of the 22″ x 22″ size these are the 45″ x 45″. Great for Wall hangings.  I’ll also be sharing with you some larger quilt designs.

 

Alabama was settled in 1702 and officially became a state on Dec. 14, 1819.The Camellia is the state’s designated flower.

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No Class July 16. Sorry I hate when this happens.

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Jul 112016
 

No Class July 16.  Everyone please mark you calendars.  We will return on July 23.  Yes, I’m sad too but until then enjoy this amazing wall hanging quilted by awesome Susan.  The Dogwood. susan

 

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NO Class June 11 Kamehameha Day

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Jun 082016
 

No Class June 11th – It’s Kamehameha Day.  Classes Resume on June 18th and don’t forget it’s  our Summer Potluck bring a dish and let’s enjoy.  Class to 11:00am – and then lunch.

King Kamehameha Statue

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G7 Craftswomen Symposium 2016 Tokyo, Japan

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May 242016
 

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So honored and humbled to be chosen to represent the USA at the Crafts Women Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.  I had an amazing time and so was excited to be among such beautiful and talented women.  Please click on the photo for a link about the Symposium and be amazed.

The G7 Craftswomen – Giovanna Gentili and Alessia Stendardo -Bag Makers from Italy, Sibille Kotte-Glassware from Germany, Amelie Viaene-Jewel Maker from France, Natalie Austin-Jewelry Designer from Canada, Kumiko Machida and Tomoko Fujii from Japan, Kathryn Sargent-Tailor from the United Kingdom(On-Line).

Thank you to METI, JETRO, Google, The Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries, YouTube Space and the people of Japan

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NO Class April 16…

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Apr 152016
 
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Tumble Weed… for our Nevada Family

Aloha Quilting Family and Friends.  Just a short note.  No class April 16.  The room is being used by the palace so we’ll be back to class on April 23.

… and because we have a day off….22 quilters will be “Painting With A Twist”.  Something different other than quilting.  It should be fun.

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No Class November 19

Taking a short holiday break.  We'll see all of you on the 26th. Happy Thanksgiving.

Holiday Party – December 10

Starts at 10:00am.  Food, Games and Lots of Fun.  Bring a potluck dish, a Grab-bag exchange gift no more than $15.00 and let's party.....

2016 Schedule PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS – No Class November 19, 2016

NO Class November 19, 2016 .... Holiday Party December 10, 2016 starts at 10:00am.  Bring a potluck dish, $15.00 grab Bag and let's party.