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!
Famous 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
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.
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.
Aloha 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.
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.
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