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


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
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

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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