Honoring Tutu Correa

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Oct 252017
 

Vintage Kukui Nut Design. Quilted by Tomoko Kato. I love the colors on this quilt as well as the symmetrical circular design.

Vintage Carnation Design, Quilted by Kimi Kumagai – One of my favorite designs after I saw it completed. I love how the vases were quilted.

Tutu Caroline Correia, Poakalani’s Grandmother was also an avid Hawaiian quilter.  Born in 1886 she moved from Ka’u on Hawaii Island  to Honolulu when she was only 12. Soon after married at a very young age started her family  and began her quilting passion.  Poakalani often spoke of her home being full with women quilting and sharing stories.  Two quilt designs in this past Yokohama exhibit was from Tutu Correia’s pattern collection.  Enjoy the old styling of the Traditional Hawaiian designs.  Thank you to Kimi and Tomoko for quilting  patterns from her collection.  Beautiful designs, beautiful quilts… Made by Beautiful Ladies

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Yokohama 2017 – Island Flowers

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Oct 162017
 

We’re home from the most amazing Hawaiian quit exhibit held in Yokohama, Japan… and here are a few quilts we wanted to share with you.

It was a huge undertaking that started back in 2012 when we first attempted to have all Eight Hawaiian Islands represented in our 2014 Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit at the Honolulu Festival.  Eight volunteers came forward to make  Six 90″x 90″ Island patterns designed by John Serrao and two Designed  by Certified Poakalani Teachers Kimi Kumagai and Nobuko Nakagawa.  All designated island flowers  in their designated island colors. Unfortunately at the 2014 Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit we were missing 1 island. It was a huge disappointment.  So in 2016 after the theme was decided for the 2017 Yokohama Quilt Exhibit, which were the prefecture flowers of Japan,  we again decided again to showcase the Hawaiian Island Quilts unfortunately now the Big Island of Hawaii quilt was no longer available as well as the Oahu Ilima, and of course poor Kahoolawe still needed to be completed.   So again three ladies volunteered to complete the missing quilts but this time they only had one year and they did it in record time.  So after many years  we were finally able to have a quilt exhibit with all eight quilts representing the eight islands and their designated flowers.  We also added the Hawaiian Flag Quilt by Tomiko Okada to complete this section of the exhibit. Please enjoy the beautiful quilts of Hawaii.  All in their island colors as well as flowers.  Thank you to all the ladies…Mie Tashiro, Yoshimi Suzuki, Takako Jenkins, “Hana” Yoko Nakamura, Chikako Asano, Kimi Kumagai, and Nobuko Nakagawa who volunteered their time, money and labor to make this quilt exhibit successful.  Our awesome ladies.  Sorry everyone these patterns are personal designs and  not available on the commercial market

 

 

 

 

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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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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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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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Jun 262015
 

Tomiko’s  Lily Pond – A combination of Echo Quilting, Definitive Quilting and those beautiful Moa Waewae(Chicken Feet) Stitch.  Tomiko is an amazing  quilter, quilt instructor and hanai sister and her quilts are always a masterpiece of design.

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Mie’s Tulips

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Jun 072015
 

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I”m just calling this the happy quilt because when I look at it I can’t help but smile.  Mie was able to use all the leftover scrap fabric from previous quilts.  45″ x 45″   Designed by John Serrao.

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Holiday Party December 9, 2017

November 15, 2017November 15, 2017
No Quilting Class just Food,Fun and Friendship....  

NO Class November 18, 2017

November 13, 2017November 13, 2017
Class will resume on November 25.  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

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