Maile Lau Lii

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Oct 092014
 

Maile Lei

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Highly Prized by the Na Alii, the Kings and Queens of Hawaii, the Maile Lau Lii is one of the most treasured lei in Hawaii because of it’s difficulty to acquire and find.  Today the maile lei is only given during very special occasions.  45″ x 45″  Designed by John Serrao/js663-bk8

Read more about the maile lei and its connection to Hawaiian culture and legends.  Honolulu Star Advertiser, Pacific Island Parks

Pua Melia – Plumeria

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Oct 082014
 

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My Tutu(Grandmother) was a lei seller.  Her home was always filled with a variety of flowers and someone was always stringing the blossoms into beautiful leis, but of all the flowers they strung, by far the plumeria was the prettiest because of it’s variety of colors.  45″ x 45″  Designed by John Serrao/js673-bk8

 

Noname

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Oct 072014
 

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Noname are quilts that are beautiful to look at but the name and type of flower has been forgotten.  The true meaning of the design belongs only to the designer.  John has several Noname quilts.  He would see a plant or flower that he likes, make the design but have no idea what the flower or plant is. He only knows  that it’s beautiful and makes for  a lovely quilt design.  Hopefully one day I’ll find the name of the plant.  45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao/js657-bk7

Harry’s Fishing Tales

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Oct 052014
 

Harry's Fishing Tale

 

Harry’s Fishing Tale

Fishing with his brothers on the weekends for Harry was a time  of relaxing,  talking story  and  brothers kinship.   90″ x 90″ Personal Design by John Serrao

Every Quilt Tells A Story…Harry is the husband of one of our quilters.  During quilting class she would always tell us  stories how all five brothers would go fishing on weekends or when time allowed when life got busy.  Well, many years have gone by and the brothers are older now  and are unable to fish as much as they use to but it’s those fond memories of their younger years that they can now reminisce on. This quilt is for Harry a special design request from his wife for a special husband.

Dove Orchids

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Oct 032014
 

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John has several rules when designing, and one of those rules is…NO BIRDS..  Every time John designs a bird for a quilter the quilter eventually moves back to the mainland.  So no birds but  then a few days ago he came across this amazing orchid, a dove orchid.  So he followed his own rule of  no birds but instead designed a very beautiful dove orchid.  22″ x 22″ Designed by John Serrao.  Click on the photo for more amazing orchids from the thefeaturecreatured.com

 

Morning Glory – Birthday Flower for the Month of September

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Oct 022014
 

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Morning Glory  – Birthday Flower for the month of September carries the meaning  of simple symbols of affection and love that is continually returned..  22″ x 22″  Designed by John Serrao – Click on the Design for the PDF Pattern

Torii & Cherry Blossoms- The Gateway

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Oct 012014
 

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National Symbols of Japan

Found throughout Japan wherever  a  Shinto  shrine exist,  the Torii symbolizes the gateway to a Sacred Place. Where only the good and  pure may enter.   45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao/js646-bk7

Read more about the Torii and it’s meaning by clicking on the photo.

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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