愛媛県 – Ehime Prefecture – Satsuma Mandarin

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Jan 022016
 

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Located on the island of Shikoku, Ehime Prefecture is another of Japan’s popular tourist destination.  It is also the leading producers of mandarin oranges.  A design of mandarin oranges for our friends of Ehime. 291px-Satsuma_mandarin-cutout

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富山県Toyama Prefecture – Tulips

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Jan 012016
 


Toyama Prefecture is located at the center of Japan and is appropriately known as the gateway of the Sea of Japan.  The amazing tulips was chosen as its prefecture flower and here is one place I hope to visit one day.  250px-Map_of_Japan_with_highlight_on_16_Toyama_prefecture.svg

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和歌山県Wakayama Prefecture – Ume Blossom

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Nov 092015
 

wakayama-ume Wakayama Prefecture borders Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Mie and is very close to the Kasai International Airport.  Known for it’s Mandarin Oranges and especially the Ume it also borders the Pacific Ocean.  Designed by John Serrao 45″ x 45″  250px-Map_of_Japan_with_highlight_on_30_Wakayama_prefecture.svgUme_blossoms_(13500336315)

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Color Matters – Quilting Class 11-07-15

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Nov 082015
 

11-08-15A11-18-15Bor does Color  Matter – Traditionally it was always a dark color on a white or light background. Then with availability of more  colors and fabrics the colors of quilts became more bright and vibrant.  Today we use printed fabrics and batiks.  Whatever the color choices are  it never changes the patterns/designs their stories and traditions.

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Aloha Everyone – Here is what you’ve been asking for. Enjoy our Quilt Exhibit in Yokohama, Japan

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Oct 312015
 

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Thank you to the sisters of my heart,  Yoshimi, Suzie, “Pineapple” Keiko, Mitsue, Takako who worked so hard organizing the quilt show and our trip.It was a beautiful and amazing exhibit.  Thank you to more sisters of my heart, Mie and Hana Yoko for taking care of John, the massages eased the pain.  The Nakayama’s – Hana, Kathi and Erica,  our family away from home.  You are the best. We had an amazing time and miss all of you. Also thank you to more sisters of my heart all 22 teachers who participated and especially their students who came to help, learn and admire. Through you the Poakalani tradition will continue. Also, Thank you Kimi and Nobuko who came from Osaka and Nagoya only for 1 day to see and assist John both of you eased John’s worry and soul.  To everyone we have no words to express our  gratitude.  We are humbled by your friendship.

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Congratulations to the Poakalani Ohana Quilters in Japan

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Oct 202015
 

IMG_5310IMG_5301IMG_5304 It was an amazing show.  63 quilts in which 22 were new wall hangings and 1 large size quilt at their first showing.  We are happy that the tradition of Hawaiian quilting will continue with these 22 quilting teachers in Japan.  I hope to post more of these awesome quilts soon.

 

 

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Pat’s Secret Quilt – Amazing

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Oct 032015
 

Designed and Quilted by Pat,
Another masterpiece using the Hawaiian Method of Reverse Applique. A secret because today is the first day we saw it. I’m loving this.

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Leilani’s Garden is Blooming

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Sep 292015
 
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After several weeks of delay Kay was finally able to layout her full size quilt.  Designed in honor of her mom Leilani. So do you like it plain or with the flowers blooming in their vibrant colors?

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