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Schedule Change – Class back on for July 28 & Ethel’s Quilt

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Jul 132018
 

Being away from classes two weeks in a row can be difficult so we’re happy that due to a cancellation we’re able to meet on July 28 for our regularly  scheduled class.  No class on July 21 but we’re back on July 28. 

Ethel’s Quilt. Also thank you to Kathy Yee for sending us a picture of her now completed closet quilt. Like many family members Kathy inherited this quilt from her mother Ethel Yim a long time quilter of ours from Queen Emma Summer Palace.  After Ethel’s passing the quilt stayed in the closet for over 15 years but since retiring her daughter Kathy finally finished the quilt for her son Damien.  We are so proud of Kathy and happy to see one of John’s earlier designs, the Bamboo and Monsterra.  A Keeper. We miss you Ethel

 

 

 

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No Class Tomorrow July 8

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Jul 072018
 

No Class tomorrow July 8.  Sorry for the last-minute changes please mark you calendar.  Also Mark your calendars No Class July 21 & July 28.  The Iolani Palace is very busy with summer activities.  See you at class next week. 

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Loulu Palms

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Jun 252018
 

Loulu Palms can be found right outside the Kanaina Building where we quilt every Saturday at the Iolani Palace but not many people know that the Loulu Palms made beautiful and intricate Hawaiian fans.  This quilt was designed for the Loulu Palm and Fans and also for Mie who will give this quilt its spirit.  Designed by John Serrao.

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Dawn’s Masterpiece

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Jun 172018
 

…It just makes me smile.  Congratulations Dawn,  what an amazing quilt of colors. Quilt Designed by Dawn Cooper, Quilt Patterns Designed by John Serrao. 

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Quilts That Comfort

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Jun 042018
 

It has always been our belief that every quilt tells a story.  Stories starring not only the recipient of the quilt but also the quilter, and we must remember the designer with his magic pencils who creates the story on paper in the form of a Hawaiian Quilt Design.  Hawaiian Quilts tell stories of love, memorable occasions , favorite places and even hopes and dreams for the future but it’s the Hawaiian Comfort Quilt that truly symbolize the true meaning of living Hawaiian.  Everyone knows that Hawaiian Quilts cannot heal but it truly can bring comfort to those who are experiencing health concerns.  This Awa Quilt was designed by Kumu Nobuko Nakagawa and quilted by her student Reiko Takeuhi for our amazing Quilt Designer John who’s having a few health concerns these past months.  Thank you Nobuko and Reiko for bringing comfort to John.  He looks good and feels amazing.

 

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Dolphins found on beach in Italy.

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Jun 042018
 

Sabine of Germany taking a picture of her finished quilt on the beach in Italy.  Not sure which is more beautiful the quilt or the background.  No the quilt is.  It’s beautiful Sabine and I have your next pattern in the mail, another dolphin design. Design by Poakalani/John Serrao

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Why? Because we love the ocean.

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May 242018
 

Yes the ocean has been the theme these past few weeks because it translates into some beautiful and amazing designs. Great job Rava I can’t wait to see it quilted.  Isn’t it great to see our younger generation quilting Hawaiian.  I’m loving it!

 

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Out To Sea…

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May 152018
 

Jennifer’s quilt will keep her busy when she’s out at Sea working and giving this quilt it’s soul.  Flying Squid, Flying Fish and other sea life.  Amazing and Beautiful.

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John’s The Quilt Designer

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May 022018
 

While I was in Tokyo my brother John Jr traveled from Las Vegas to visit with “Superman” John Sr.  John Jr. also an amazing artist added his small touches to this beautiful Rose design.  Both patterns are beautiful and it’s nice to have two generations of artist in the family

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Quilt Class 03-31-18

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Apr 012018
 

What a way to end the month.  New quilts being cut and basted and ready for Applique. A surprise visit from Kumu Kimi of Nagoya and a showcase of all her quilts.  It was a great Show and Tell Day at class.

 

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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.