Sometimes You Just Know…

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Feb 212017
 

…That it’s time to put away that needle and thread and breakout the sewing machine.  Our amazing and wonderful Margaret e-mailed  me this photo of her last hand-made quilt.  She explained that her fingers are too painful to do any type of hand sewing and quilting. Her story is not the first time I’ve heard it and it won’t be the last.  We all get to that stage when our  eyesight is not what it use to be and our fingers just won’t make the fine stitches we once knew but  it’s okay, the legacy of the many quilts  you made will live on for many generations.  Margaret’s last quilt is the Kahili, Hawai’s Royal Standards and  I heard Margaret has a lucky friend, whose going to receive this quilt.  Many aloha and blessings to you Margaret… now get that machine started…  Design by John Serrao

…Susie doesn’t this quilt design and colors bring back memories.  

 

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Lots of Poi for the Ohana….

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Feb 202017
 

So I spent the day doing the graphics on another of John’s 45″x 45″ pattern books. I love doing it. It’s like a puzzle that slowly reveals itself. I start by taking a picture of the 1/8 pattern and uploading it to my computer.  I then use a photo program to color in the pattern and then with another program slowly double the 1/8 design to a  quarter design, then the quarter becomes a half design and before you know it the half design is now a full design.  It’s amazing.  So today I thought I’d share one of the designs I worked on for John. When I first finished it I asked John, ” What were you thinking?”  All he said was, “Oh! that’s the old family Loi(Taro Patch) in Laie.” The whole family would come together to work and clean the Lo’i.  It was a family affair.  The Kalo or Taro plant therefore  came to symbolize family.  Yet, another story quilt of memories of old.    Hope you enjoy the design. 32 Taro Leaves….

 

 

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Adding your special touch to that commercial design.  

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Jun 022015
 

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The fabric was so gorgeous that we just couldn’t waste it.  So John added a lei to the Lei Kukui Nut Design from his “Mai Kalani Mai” Series of Patterns.  Don’t be afraid to enhance your commercial design to make it yours.  Thank you Rula for letting me share you amazing quilt.

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Holiday Party December 9, 2017

November 15, 2017November 15, 2017
No Quilting Class just Food,Fun and Friendship....  Starts and 10:00am, not entry without a potluck dish and a $15.00 grab bag.  See all of you there.

Class Cancellation Schedule – Please Read Updated 11-15-17

May 15, 2017May 15, 2017
*NO Class November 18, 2017.  The hall will not be available for classes. Holiday Party December 9 10:00am-12:00pm  NO Quilting, Just Fun, Food and Friendship

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 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