We Can Always Count On Pat

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Sep 172017
 

We’ve had one of the busiest years…ever but we all can count on Pat to focus and make us proud.  Another quilt by Pat.  The amazing and beautiful Hapu’u fern.  Those amazing leaves that unfurl into a larger leaf. Congratulations 

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21 Days Until Yokohama Japan

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Sep 172017
 

” Na Pua O Pu’u Wai” Flowers of The Heart  Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit”.  47 Prefecture Flower Design Quilts and more… lots more. It’s going to be amazing.  Our certified instructors and some of their students will displaying  “NEW” quilts.  3 Generations of Quilters.  Master Quilter Kupuna John, His students and now their students…  We’re so proud. 

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…those Summer Time Blues

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Aug 232017
 

…okay not so blue but oh so warm. Humidity in the islands these past few weeks have been record breaking.  So put your quilting aside and applique is the name of the game.  Our Bible Series with designs of flowers mentioned in the Bible and found throughout the regions where Christianity was born.  

…In the year 1820 on the Brig “Thaddeus”  a meeting between the missionary women and several high ranking wives of Kamehameha I gathered to what is known today as the first quilting circle.  It was the start of an amazing cultural art that is still practiced  today. The missionaries also brought with them a new religion and the teachings of the Bible.  With the Bible the  Hawaiian were introduced to  amazing stories of far off places, people and especially  the three divine virtues of hope, love and charity.  This book is dedicated to all those who find comfort in the “Word” .

 

 

 

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…and oh so busy year. No Class August 5 and will return on August 12

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Aug 012017
 

It’s been a busy year so again sad to say there will be no class on August 5 and we’ll  see everyone back on August 12.  But I’ll leave you with this amazing applique by Susan. Ti Leaf design with a floating lei  ready to be quilted.  

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All Shapes and Sizes

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Jul 302017
 

Adapting to change is never easy.  Traditionally all Hawaiian quilts were made for beds. In the early 1900’s if you were going to learn to make a Hawaiian quilt you actually started with a larger bed size quilt. (Hence the many unfinished closet quilts)It was only during the 1970’s when a few quilt designers(including John) finally adapted and created quilt patterns for the smaller cushions and wall hangings.  Today with many changes to home decors  many people are now completing their homes and bedrooms with bed runners which has now become  another standard size of patterns for the commercial market.  Congratulations Pat  🙂 for the amazing Bed Runner for one of your commissioned clients.  So Beautiful.   Anyone wanting a commissioned quilt or hoping to finally complete a closet quilt contact Pat for some really amazing quotes.  http://poakalani.net/quilts-pat/

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Makapuu Lighthouse

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Jul 262017
 

It was  a nice surprise to see Ikumi at class on Saturday.  She was homesick for Hawaii and we’ve been missing our Ikumi.  She shared her next quilt of Whales swimming in the ocean below the Makapuu Lighthouse. Her design and it’s beautiful.  Great Job Ikumi. Glad you came home for a short visit.  

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Hiromi’s Cup Of Gold

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Jul 032017
 

Thank you Hiromi for making a special trip to our class so we can admire your completed queen size quilt the “Cup Of Gold”. So beautiful and the colors reminds me of those days in the 60’s and 70’s when the Hawaiian quilt colors were bold and strong.  

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One of the Best Quilting Instructors I Know.

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Jun 252017
 
Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Tomiko lives in Kobe, Japan and we had the amazing opportunity to meet 20 years ago when she first started attending Poakalani’s Hawaiian quilting class when  we were teaching at the Queen Emma Summer Palace.   I am honored and humbled to call Tomiko my sister of the heart.  She is one of the best appliquer and quilter of Hawaiian quilting. She is also known for her binding and unique quilting lines that she uses to enhance her quilts.  If you ever have a chance to take classes from her you can say you are learning from one of the BEST.  

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Healing The Soul

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Jun 202017
 

Many Hawaiian quilts tell stories of legends, births, favorite flowers, and even historical events. Some conveys hope.  This quilt was designed and quilted by my sister of the heart for John who is going through some difficult health issues.  Designed with some elements of the Sumo Yokozuna  wrestlers attire it’s Kumu Kimi’s wish that it will bring hope and healing to John. Thank you Kumu Kimi for such an awesome gift of the heart and may it not only ease his pain but comfort his soul.  

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So PROUD of the Poakalani Quilters.

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Jun 052017
 

More commissioned quilts by Pat.

… and John would say, “They breathe life and spirit into my designs.”  

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Summer Time and Holidays…. No Class June 10, 2017 – Summer Potluck June 17, 2017

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Jun 052017
 

NO Class June 10, Kamehameha Day Parade.   A day to celebrate our Hawaiian”ness” in parades, Fairs and fun.   Everyone have a great day and see all of you on June 17, 2017 for our Summer Potluck….  Remember to join the party bring an “ono” dish to share.  Starts promptly at 10:00 “ish”.  

 

 

 

 

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Class Cancellation Schedule – Please Read Updated 08-13-17

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*No Class September 9 - Las Vegas Hoolaulea - Henderson, Nevada *No Class October 14 - Yokohama " Na Pua o Puuwai" - Flowers From The Heart Hawaiian Quilt Exhibition  

Building Renovation Kanaina Building – Update May, 2017

February 19, 2017February 19, 2017
Aloha Everyone, We were all  aware that the Kanaina Building was scheduled for renovations a year ago.  We are now getting closer to the renovation date so we will be on a week to week notice for the quilting classes.  Please keep checking weekly for an updated status.  We will be at the Iolani Palace  through the month of June but haven't gotten any update for the month of July.  We have found a temporary home at the Bishop Museum when the renovations begin and will let you know when the time gets closer.. Thank you for your patience.   Cissy