Kimi’s Christmas

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Dec 182014
 

kimichristmasKimi’s Christmas  Wreath 2014 – Beautiful, Amazing and Stunning.

Kimi is one of our Kupulau(Master Certified Hawaiian Quilt  Instructor) she teaches in Nagoya, Japan and  an expert not only in Hawaiian quilting but also Hawaiian quilt designing.  

 

 

 

Sunflower

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Dec 152014
 

Sunflower pattern designed using the 1/4 fold instead of the 1/8 fold.  This type of fold is used  more often when creating patterns for the 45″ x 60″ wall hanging and the 60″ x 90″ twin size bed.

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Sunflower 45″ x 45″ Wall hanging

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Merry Christmas From The Poakalani Ohana (Family)

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Dec 142014
 

The Poakalani Family wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas and an amazing New Year.

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Poakalani Hawaiian Quilting Class Christmas Photo

 

…and to all of our quilters thank you for an unbelievable year.   From our March Quilt show at the Honolulu Festival to our daily classes everyone has been only kind and wonderful.  Thank you for helping us to perpetuate an amazing tradition. We look forward to next year when we visit Yokohama, Japan in October  for the “Na Kupulau O Poakalani” quilt exhibition. Sponsored by 22 of Poakalani’s Certified Instructors.

John, Tuffy,  and Cissy

 

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Bored on Molokai

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Dec 112014
 

Yuko's PillowsYuko I just had to post your photo from Facebook to my website.  Bored on Molokai but look at those amazing Hawaiian Quilt Pillows.  They are beautiful.  You need to open a shop.

 

Yuko originally from Japan now lives with her husband on Molokai Island.  She is a Poakalani Certified Instructor and amazing friend. 

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Hawaiian Cushion Pillows

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Dec 092014
 
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Ti Leaf – Hawaii’s Good Luck Plant

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Kukui Nut

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Prior to 1972 only large Hawaiian Quilt patterns could be found.  When you attended your first  quilting class a large queen size pattern  and even king size patterns was your first introduction to Hawaiian quilting.  In 1972  John and Poakalani decided to design smaller patterns for the beginner quilter.  Inspired from the larger quilt patterns from Poakalanis grandmother  the smaller quilt patterns became very popular.  Today in most quilting classes especially ours everyone starts with a cushion pattern before cutting out the larger quilt.  Today, the smaller patterns not only make cushions  for our living room  but “Art On The Wall”.   Designed by John Serrao

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Cherry Blossoms – Reverse Applique

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Dec 052014
 

Cherry Blossom Quilt by Certified Instructor Kimi Kumagai shows another type of Contemporary Hawaiian quilting technique called reverse applique.  While reverse applique is used in traditional Hawaiian quilting to accent flowers and leaves in this quilt it is only reverse applique that is shown.  The Beautiful Cherry Blossoms slowly falling under the evening sky. Designed and Quilted by Kimi Kumagai. 90″x 90″

 

Kimi is one of our favorite quilters. She has been able to convey the art of Hawaiian quilting through many different techniques and incorporate not only Hawaiian themes but themes and traditions from her homeland.  She learned to quilt from Poakalani and designing from John Serrao.  She is currently teaching in Nagoya, Japan. 

Home for Winter

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Dec 032014
 

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Every winter the whales come home to Hawaii. This quilt depicts their long journey home to warmer waters.  45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao Personal Design

 

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Poakalani Christmas Party December 13

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Dec 022014
 

Aloha to our Quilting Family and I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving but Christmas is just around the corner and you know what that means… It’s time for our annual Poakalani Quilting  Class Christmas Party. Please mark your calendar,  it’s next week Saturday  December 13th at 10:00am at the Old Archives Building. No class just holiday singing, games, food and presents. Don’t’ forget to bring a hot dish or dessert to  share(Potluck) and a grab bag gift priced no higher than $15.00.  Any questions please give me a call 808-223-1108.  And yes John will be there with his  quilt patterns.

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

May 15, 2017May 15, 2017
*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