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Celebrate With Us….March 9 & 10

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Feb 182019
 
Honolulu Festival 25 years of Aloha March 9 & 10
Honolulu Convention Center

Happy Anniversary… Honolulu Festival for 25 amazing years of culture, art and entertainment. We’re always so excited and grateful to be part of this wonderful event. Everyone please come by and visit with our amazing quilters and their quilts. All the Hawaiian quilts being shown are designed by our prolific quilt designer John Serrao (1934-2018).

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Our New Temporary Home – The Ohana Hale Marketplace

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Jan 272019
 
Please stop by and visit us. We’re there every Saturday 9:30am – 11:30am. Also visit the amazing craft and food vendors. Ward Ave at the Old Sports Authority Store next to Ross’s. Love these quilters.

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Sunday Quilting

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Jan 182019
 

We meet one Sunday a Month at the Iolani Palace Kanaina Building but the rules are you’re either cutting, laying out, basting or prepping your applique top piece for quilting. Four hours spent which we’ve titled as laying out the BIG ONE, the larger Queen/King Size quilt. It’s enjoyable, exciting and memorable. Please enjoy a few photo’s of the quilts that are on their way to be quilted. So Exciting.

Doris(right) and her beautifully designed Hawaiian Medicinal Kapapohopoho(Crazy) Quilt sandwiched and ready for quilting.
Carla’s Mango Quilt simple and dainty in design. Another quilt sandwiched with the backing fabric, batting and top applique piece.
Lynette’s Reverse Applique Quilt is complete and next step is quilting. WOW!
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We’re Moving…Temporarily

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Jan 182019
 

…while our quilting room in the Kana’ina Building on the grounds of the Iolani Palace is being renovated. They say it’ll be only for two months and we should be back in April. So please join us at our new temporary location at the Ohana Market Place who is graciously making room for us starting January 26. Classes are 9:30am- 11:30pm. The Market Place opens at 10:00 but they’re letting us in early so we can start our class at 9:30am.

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Still Sharing The Tradition

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Dec 292018
 

Yes, it’s been over a month since I’ve updated my website. The business of a new job and many minor mishaps has made it difficult for me to connect with all of you and for that I apologize. December has been overwhelming for us with emotions from missing John to our amazing Christmas Party and Saturday Classes. It’s the Saturday classes that is giving us the steady strength and support these past few months. We are blessed. Please enjoy a few pictures of our classes these past few months. The awesome ladies of the Palace. Let’s continue to Quilt Hawaiian With Aloha.

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You can tell one story or many stories

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Nov 272018
 

…on a quilt.   Don’t let the large patterns scare you off you also have a choice of making smaller squares which eventually can be joined to make a larger quilt.  This quilt designed by John tells of the many medicinal plants used by the Hawaiians for their ailments.  They too had their doctors of medicine.  16 squares, 16 stories on 1 quilt. How amazing is that.  Appliqued by retired nurse Doris Shibuya. I can’t wait to see the finished quilt. 

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Planning ahead…Mark your calendar.

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Nov 132018
 

PaRTy, PaRTy, PaRTy,  Yes please mark you calendars. December 8  is our annual Christmas Party From 10:00am-1:00pm.  Let’s take a break from class and celebrate friends and family.  Don’t forget to bring a Potluck Dish and Grab Bag Gift no more than $20.00. 

Now please enjoy this amazing ….it’s a half fold quilt pattern designed by John and brought to life by “Amazing” Pat.  Beautiful.  Sometimes it’s not always about the pattern but look at the amazing colors and fabrics. 

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Mahalo – Class Starts back up this Saturday November 10

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Nov 052018
 

Saturday was an amazing day.  We finally laid to rest my dad, kumu John at the family plots in Oahu Cemetery.  He is now with mom. Thank you to my amazing family the Serrao’s, Kaleohano’s, Changs, Correa’s especially Aunty Jojo and Uncle David who was there for us. They held our hands while we planned his service.  Thank you especially to our dad’s and mom’s family who came in from Hilo, and Molokai. We love all of you. 

A special Thank you to my Quilting Family, what would we do without you. You supported us not just during this difficult time but while John struggled through his last days.  Thank you for all the refreshments you provided, also coming early to help set up the quilts and take down the quilts and transferring his flowers to the family plots.  Special thanks also to those who came in  from Canada, California and especially all of John’s Quilting Family from Japan.  We are humbled that you made the effort to come to Hawaii and hold our hand during this difficult time.   My heart is full.

Mahalo to our cousins, aunties, uncles, hula sisters, friends, co-workers,  former co-workers, all of John’s friends and everyone who came to support us. We are so blessed to have all of you in our lives. Also thank you to all who sent e-mails, snail mails, text messages, phone calls and especially those who sent flowers, lei’s and cards at the service. There are no words to express our gratitude and thanks. We are indeed Blessed.  Also a special Thank you to the Honolulu Police Department  who played their role in honoring dad. Tomorrow we move-on and on Saturday we will be continuing the quilting tradition through all our classes. Let us now celebrate life. 

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Let’s Celebrate – An Amazing Man

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Oct 262018
 

Let’s celebrate the Life of John F. Serrao Sr.  Saturday November 3. Oahu Cemetery Chapel 9:00am Services 10:30 Burial To Follow

Let’s also celebrate the continuation of his quilting class.

 

 

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…and the Tradition Continues

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Oct 062018
 

Today was the first day of Hawaiian Quilting Class at the Iolani Place without John.  He had not attended the class for about two months but this was the first class when we realized that he was never to return.  Thank you to all the ladies for your comfort and strength. The classes will continue as he wished because through all of us, and  with everything he taught us… Yes the Tradition of Hawaiian Quilting Will Continue. 

Here are a few quilts completed and proudly displayed today at class.

 

 

 

 

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So we did a Photo Shoot today

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Sep 302018
 

and magic happens.  ” The Hawaiian Quilting Ladies” of the Palace.   Here you go ladies a link to the photo to download. 

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Because Life Doesn’t Stop

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Sep 302018
 

I haven’t been to class in several weeks but these amazing ladies keep quilting their hearts desire.  Enjoy a few quilts completed and in progress.  I miss these ladies when I’m not there.

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Yes We Have Class Saturday, September 8

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Sep 062018
 

…just come early for parking and before the Parade starts.  Remember they’ll be closing some of the streets.  Let’s also help celebrate the awesome World Champions Little League Team.  We are so proud.  Now enjoy a re-post of this quilt from Eriko of Niigata.

 

 

 

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We’ve Temporarily Moved

January 18, 2019
  ...while our quilting room in the Kana'ina Building on the grounds of the Iolani Palace is under renovations.  You can find us every Saturday at our new temporary location at the Ohana Market Place at 333 Ward Ave, the Old Sports Authority Location.  For more information call 808-524-0394.  Thank you