Count Down to The Honolulu Festival March 10 & 11

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Feb 042018
 

Another amazing quilt for the Honolulu Festival.  The pattern was designed by John almost 10 years ago and finally quilted by Takako Jenkins.  Na Koa – The Guardian—Symbols of the  Ti Leaf, War Club to the Warriors Helmet. A strong quilt of protection.  Takako John Says thank you.  1/2 Fold, 45″ x 60″.

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It’s all in the giving….

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Jan 142018
 

Congratulations Carla who made this amazing wall hanging and cushion top for a fundraising raffle. What an amazing surprise it would be to win one of these.  You’re always giving.  I’m glad you enjoy coming to our classes because we really enjoy having you.

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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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