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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Challenge yourself…. Be Like Pat :-)

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Feb 182017
 

I’m beginning to think that’s Pat’s motto, Challenge Yourself.  She’s always challenging herself to do more, climb higher, make the impossible…ha!.  Yep make the impossible here’s Pat’s next quilt design, The Hapuu Fern.  I don’t think anyone else would have taken this challenge.  I can’t wait to see the progress on this quilt. Hey Pat… keep us updated.  

 

 

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Show And Tell Again….

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Feb 012017
 

Yep, I just can’t help myself. I had this on my FACEBOOK page but I just had to share it again.  Pat’s amazing money tree quilt.  A John design of course and I sincerely believe one of his best and we can’t forget Pat’s awesome quilting.   She did this quilt in record time too. Oh and the design, in  Hawaii we call this the Money Tree but it’s not really a Money tree. It was given that name when it was first planted outside of Bishop Bank in downtown Hilo back in the 1920’s.  

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Makes you want to hulahula.

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Jan 312017
 

Our Toshie is quite small in stature BUT she loves making those large King and Queen size quilts. This quilt depicts the many hula implements dancers use when dancing the hula.  An amazing personal design by John Serrao for our amazing Certified instructor Toshie. 

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Takako’s Happy Quilt

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Jan 292017
 

Some quilts just make you happy.  This quilt designed by John is actually for a twin size bed but Takako’s going to make a queen size quilt with the pattern. It’s going to be beautiful when complete.  

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JS7045 – Malie O Koolau – The Peace of the Koolau’s

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Oct 092016
 

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The Pali Lookout gives you an amazing view of the Koolau Mountains on the Windward Side. Below these mountains Hoomaluhia Gardens with its variety of floral beauties of the Monsterra, Heleconia, Torch Ginger and Hibiscus is a great place to find calming peace. 90″x 90″ – Queen/Full Size Designed by John Serrao

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Congratulations to the Poakalani Ohana Quilters in Japan

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Oct 202015
 

IMG_5310IMG_5301IMG_5304 It was an amazing show.  63 quilts in which 22 were new wall hangings and 1 large size quilt at their first showing.  We are happy that the tradition of Hawaiian quilting will continue with these 22 quilting teachers in Japan.  I hope to post more of these awesome quilts soon.

 

 

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Surprise Visitor – Susie Sugi

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May 252015
 
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Susie & John

Susie Sugi a dear friend and a strong supporter of everything Hawaiian especially Hawaiian quilting stopped by the Hawaiian quilting class while visiting from Japan. She lived in Hawaii for 12 years before returning to Japan and during those twelve years she established her self as not only  a quilter but also a Master Hawaiian Quilter and Instructor.  Her return to Japan has left a small void in our classes and in the Hawaiian quilting world. We miss her and always happy when she’s in the islands.  Pictured is her next quilting project.  One of My Tutu’s vintage quilts.  Kanani O Amelika – The Beauty of America.  Can you find the Eagles and Daisies depicted in the quilt.

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Building Renovation Kanaina Building – Update May, 2017

February 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