Step 2 – Cushion top done next step quilting a larger wall hanging.

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Oct 272016


Yes, the next step is working on a larger quilted piece.  I was happily surprised when the Woodrose pattern was the design of choice for the next project. The flower is  found throughout Hawaii and a favorite among the many locals.  Can’t wait  to see it completed.

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Ikumi’s Dove Orchid Hawaiian Quilt

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Oct 162016

ikumiJohn doesn’t design birds because every time he designs a Hawaiian quilt with  birds  the quilter, John likes to say, flies or moves back to the mainland.  So no birds and no leaving but he designs orchids even dove orchids breaking that kapu.  Congratulations Ikumi for a beautiful quilt.  I hope you quilt with us for a very long time. Designed by John Serrao

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Quilted Lei

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Oct 122016

Most Hawaiian Quilts have center Medallions but every once in while some quilts are designed with only a lei/border missing that center piece.  Still Beautiful, just a different style.  Enjoy Kimi’s amazing Kalo quilt. The Kalo is our Taro plant which we make Poi. Yokohama Quilt Exhibit 2015.  Designed by John Serrao. Personal Design, Private Collection

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JS7045 – Malie O Koolau – The Peace of the Koolau’s

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Oct 092016


The Pali Lookout gives you an amazing view of the Koolau Mountains on the Windward Side. Below these mountains Hoomaluhia Gardens with its variety of floral beauties of the Monsterra, Heleconia, Torch Ginger and Hibiscus is a great place to find calming peace. 90″x 90″ – Queen/Full Size Designed by John Serrao

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Oct 072016
Aloha….  I know it’s been awhile since I wrote on my actual website instead of my Facebook but I have some really amazing patterns to post and share with all of you.  We’ve been busy as you can tell by our Facebook but not to busy to introduce new designs in the coming months. Amazing John has made new designs for each State in the Union but instead of the 22″ x 22″ size these are the 45″ x 45″. Great for Wall hangings.  I’ll also be sharing with you some larger quilt designs.


Alabama was settled in 1702 and officially became a state on Dec. 14, 1819.The Camellia is the state’s designated flower.

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Building Renovation Kanaina Building – Update May, 2017

February 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 December but haven't gotten any update for the month of January or February.  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