Cissy

Healing The Soul

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Jun 202017
 

Many Hawaiian quilts tell stories of legends, births, favorite flowers, and even historical events. Some conveys hope.  This quilt was designed and quilted by my sister of the heart for John who is going through some difficult health issues.  Designed with some elements of the Sumo Yokozuna  wrestlers attire it’s Kumu Kimi’s wish that it will bring hope and healing to John. Thank you Kumu Kimi for such an awesome gift of the heart and may it not only ease his pain but comfort his soul.  

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So PROUD of the Poakalani Quilters.

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Jun 052017
 

More commissioned quilts by Pat.

… and John would say, “They breathe life and spirit into my designs.”  

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Summer Time and Holidays…. No Class June 10, 2017 – Summer Potluck June 17, 2017

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Jun 052017
 

NO Class June 10, Kamehameha Day Parade.   A day to celebrate our Hawaiian”ness” in parades, Fairs and fun.   Everyone have a great day and see all of you on June 17, 2017 for our Summer Potluck….  Remember to join the party bring an “ono” dish to share.  Starts promptly at 10:00 “ish”.  

 

 

 

 

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What did you do on Mother’s day?

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May 142017
 

We had an amazing time laying out this beautiful quilt for a fellow quilter.  A great day in many ways. Designed by John.  

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It’s been a Monsterra kind of year….

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Apr 302017
 

Maybe it’s the beauty of those large distinctive leaves that makes it a very popular Hawaiian quilt pattern.  Only five months into to 2017 and John has already designed over 10 Monsterra designs.  All beautiful.  Enjoy Jeannie and Chiyo.  

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Quilting Across Generations

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Apr 112017
 

Congratulations to Maluhia for completing Aunty’s Chrysanthemum Closet Quilt.  Generations old and lovingly mended and quilted.  Vintage Design Applique by Aunty and Quilted by Maluhia.  So Beautiful. 

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Anne-Marie’s Mix & Match

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Apr 032017
 

Using a 45″ x 45″ design for the center of the quilt and then adding a Staghorn Fern border lei creates a beautiful 90″ x 90″ Full Size Quilt.  Congratulations Anne-Marie for a beautiful quilt.  One of the many you made.  Awesome applique and quilting by Anne-Marie. Quilt Design by John Serrao.

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Maile Ilima always a favorite design….

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Mar 222017
 

and original design that just makes you want to smile.  The  maile only found in the hidden recess of our forests and the intertwined ilima with more than a thousand blossoms needed to make one lei.  It’s going to be beautiful when completed.  Truly a work of art.  

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I love this quilt sooooo much that I’m reposting…

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Mar 202017
 

So Pat has this amazing friend since forever and her forever friend buys her fabric in Tasmania while traveling through there.  So what’s Pat suppose to do. Well, make a quilt of course.  Scrap fabric turns into….tada.. a  beautiful Kukui Nut Wall hanging. Circle Me Silly.:-) Amazing Pat.  Congratulations….and for those of you who don’t know Pat. She makes and sells commissioned Hawaiian Quilts.  

 

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Class this Saturday At The Iolani Palace

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Mar 072017
 

We’re back at the Palace this Saturday.  Come and join us for another weekend of Hawaiian Quilting and Congratulations to Rumi who not only finished her Anthurium wall hanging but also laid out and basted her next week.  Wow!  She’s living her Dream.

 

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Last Minute Changes – WE HAVE CLASS this Saturday

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Feb 282017
 

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow.  We were scheduled to have a day off from quilting this Saturday March 4 because the room we usually have class in will be used for another palace function.  But my day off was short lived when the Bishop Museum called and invited us to have our class there in their Atherton Halau.  So ladies we’re having quilting class.  If you haven’t made other plans come and join us at the oldest museum in Hawaii.  The Atherton Halau is located right outside the Bishop Museums main building near the entrance and gift shop.  You will need to pay parking or there’s a lot of street parking just outside the museum grounds.  Hope to see all of you there. I hope the ladies who called about class this Saturday will able to come after all.  

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When Everything Just Flows….

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Feb 252017
 

Those are the quilt patterns I love when everything just flows from the center.  Joyce finally got her quilt cut, laid out and pinned.  The heleconia makes a beautiful and full design. Personal design for Joyce from John Serrao. Can’t wait to see the completed quilt.

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Class Cancellation Schedule – Please Read Updated 05-27-2

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*No Class June 10 - Kamehameha Day *No Class July 15 - Prince Lot Hula Festival *No Class August 5 - Ahahui Hawaii' Aloha Aina

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