NO Class April 16…

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Apr 152016
 
Tumble Weed

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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Quilting Class Change of Venue 03-12-16

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Mar 112016
 

OHonolulu Festivalne more day until our Quilt Exhibit at the Honolulu Festival.  Our regular quilting class will change from the Iolani Place to the Honolulu Festival Poakalani Exhibit Area from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  Hope you can make it.  Parking is $10.00 for the Festival so park at the Ala Moana Center and walk over.  Hope to see all of you there.   Mahalo

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Kanagawa Prefecture – 神奈川県

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Feb 072016
 

kanagatagoldenfulthumb250px-Map_of_Japan_with_highlight_on_14_Kanagawa_prefecture.svg Golden-Rayed-Lily-004My heart belongs to the people of Kanagawa. An area steeped in tradition,where history was made and many of my friends and family reside.  The Golden-Rayed Lily for everyone who makes their home in Kanagawa.  Designed by John Serrao

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Yamagata Prefecture – 山形県

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Feb 062016
 

yamagatasafflowerfulthumbl800px-Carthamus_tinctorius_050709b250px-Map_of_Japan_with_highlight_on_06_Yamagata_prefecture.svgYamagata Prefecture known mostly for its cherries and pears and all fruits sweet and delicious.  For our friends in Yamagata, your prefecture flower the safflower. Designed by John Serrao

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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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2016 Schedule PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS – No Class January 2, 2016, April 16, 2016, June 11, 2016,July 16, 2016