I just call it Pua Hauoli. The Happy Flower

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Aug 182018
 

Yes, it’s the Sun Flower, Quilted by long time Honolulu resident Takako Jenkins and designed by John Serrao.  Another keeper.    

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High Above The Tree Lives the Octopus.

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Aug 052018
 

Sometimes thinking out of the box brings about some amazing designs.  John’s designs usually range from the traditional to the whimsical.  While I love anything he designs it’s the whimsical that makes me pause, admire and smile. This amazing Octopus Tree design is given its unique characteristic by Pat Gorelangton.  While John always makes the patterns it’s Pat who brings it to life.  Congratulations Pat another Keeper.    

 

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June Miyasato – We Will Miss You

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Aug 042018
 

Our hearts are heavy.  Next week we’re going to be saying “Until We Meet Again” to our dear friend June Miyasato. If you’ve ever taken a Poakalani Hawaiian Quilting Class then you know June.  An integral part of our quilting classes June volunteered and taught along side of us at the Missions Houses Museum, Queen Emma Summer Palace, The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and for a little while at the Iolani Palace before retiring from quilting.  We would not have been able to teach as many people as we did without her help and because of her Hawaiian Quilting is alive and flourishing.  She was an amazing teacher, a dear friend to Poakalani, and part of not only our quilting family but our family.  We quilted together, traveled together, and always shared a meal together after the classes.  We will miss her.  June was 92.

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We’re so proud of Linda…

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Aug 042018
 

Congratulations Linda for finishing your amazing Ulu(Breadfruit) Quilt. It is truly beautiful a reflection of you.  John loves it too and sends his aloha and mahalo for completing one of his designs.

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No Class July 21 Celebrate the Prince Lot Hula Festival

May 24, 2018
...on the grounds of the Iolani Palace.  Please mark your calendars and we'll see everyone back at class on July 28.