Pat’s Orchid Quilt

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Nov 302014
 

PATORCHID  I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted but if I’m not posting I’m doing a lot of  work behind the scenes .  First congratulations to Pat on her awesome orchid quilt.  Second, I’ve also added Pat’s Quilt Gallery under Quilt For Sales if anyone is interested in purchasing a Made In Hawaii Quilt. We’re lucky to have Pat who makes quilts not only for family and friends but the general public. Great Job Pat!

Hanohano O Molokai – Famous is Molokai

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Nov 172014
 

js638-bk7Famous is Molokai and the pua kukui, the flowers of the kukui nut tree which symbolizes light and truth.  This design is for that island where Hawaiian traditions remained undisturbed for many generations.  45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao

 

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This island holds a very special place in my heart.  My great-grandfather Elias Poaha was born on Molokai and his family left an amazing legacy on the island.  While our connection to the island is few after four generations the stories my mom spoke about   is very dear to my heart.

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Never Sit On A Quilt

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Nov 162014
 

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One of the  Hawaiian Quilt traditions that was strictly followed in our family was that you   “Never Sit On A Quilt”.  You never sat  on a quilt because the quilt was treated with  great respect due to the time invested and the belief that the quilt is the embodiment of the creator’s spirit. To be respectful of the quilt demonstrated respect for the creator as well. You could sleep under the quilt, but never sit on top.  The correct way to sit on a bed that was covered with a quilt was to life the corner of the quilt and then sit on the uncovered area.

 

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Frau – Japanese Magazine

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Nov 142014
 

faurmagAloha Amazing Quilters and Friends,

I know I haven’t posted in several days but I’m trying really hard  to get my pattern shop back on-line, which is causing a few problems.  Hopefully by the end of this month.  Also I’m afraid I got stuck watching a Korean Drama on Hulu.  I love my Korean Drama’s.  Good news  I’m done with the drama and they all lived happily every after.  So back to to my website and posting.

Also see the attached photo of  “Awesome John” in the Japanese “Frau” magazine. We’re so proud of him and all he does for the class and of course Hawaiian quilting.

 

Cissy

 Posted by at 7:21 am

Amazing Quilts – Mitsue’s Heleconia and Monsterra

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Nov 082014
 

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We always tell our quilters, it’s not just the design but also the choice of colors and quilting lines that gives the quilt its life and spirit. This quilt by Mitsue is one of my favorites not only because it’s green(um my favorite color) but by using a white background the designs just popped off the quilt.  Simple in design with such soothing  and relaxing colors.  Designed by John Serrao.  Quilted by Hawaiian Quilt Instructor Mitsue Toi.

Non Traditional Quilts – Bed Runners

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Nov 052014
 

Every once in a while we get requests for odd size designs.  John didn’t understand the size or why,  but he went ahead anyway and designed these 5 bed runners.  Personally I think the designs are amazing and compliments the bedroom. Some quilters even made a framed quilt for the wall.    Can you guess the designs?  Pakalana, Plumeria , Ulu, Monsterra and Anthurium. Designed by John Serrao

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Dove Orchids

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Nov 032014
 

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I posted the 22″ x 22″ Dove Orchid Design/Pattern on October 3, 2014,  since than John has designed the dove orchid for a larger quilt as well.  One for a wall hanging 45″ x 45″ and another, which you see here is for the larger quilt.  90″x 90″  Designed by John Serrao.

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March 4th Class Venue Change

February 28, 2017February 28, 2017
Our March 4th Class will be held at the Bishop Museum Atherton Halau.  Join us there for a little quilting. 

Building Renovation Kanaina Building

February 19, 2017February 19, 2017
Aloha Everyone, We were all  aware that the Kanaina Building was scheduled for renovations a year ago.  We are 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 there through the month of March but haven't gotten any update for the month of April.  We have found a temporary home when the renovations begin and will let you know when the time gets closer.. Thank you for your patience.   Cissy

Please mark your calendar March 25, 2017.

December 19, 2016December 19, 2016
March 25 - We're off to Las Vegas for 5 days.