Quilts That Comfort

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Jun 042018
 

It has always been our belief that every quilt tells a story.  Stories starring not only the recipient of the quilt but also the quilter, and we must remember the designer with his magic pencils who creates the story on paper in the form of a Hawaiian Quilt Design.  Hawaiian Quilts tell stories of love, memorable occasions , favorite places and even hopes and dreams for the future but it’s the Hawaiian Comfort Quilt that truly symbolize the true meaning of living Hawaiian.  Everyone knows that Hawaiian Quilts cannot heal but it truly can bring comfort to those who are experiencing health concerns.  This Awa Quilt was designed by Kumu Nobuko Nakagawa and quilted by her student Reiko Takeuhi for our amazing Quilt Designer John who’s having a few health concerns these past months.  Thank you Nobuko and Reiko for bringing comfort to John.  He looks good and feels amazing.

 

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Dolphins found on beach in Italy.

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Jun 042018
 

Sabine of Germany taking a picture of her finished quilt on the beach in Italy.  Not sure which is more beautiful the quilt or the background.  No the quilt is.  It’s beautiful Sabine and I have your next pattern in the mail, another dolphin design. Design by Poakalani/John Serrao

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Why? Because we love the ocean.

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May 242018
 

Yes the ocean has been the theme these past few weeks because it translates into some beautiful and amazing designs. Great job Rava I can’t wait to see it quilted.  Isn’t it great to see our younger generation quilting Hawaiian.  I’m loving it!

 

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Out To Sea…

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May 152018
 

Jennifer’s quilt will keep her busy when she’s out at Sea working and giving this quilt it’s soul.  Flying Squid, Flying Fish and other sea life.  Amazing and Beautiful.

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John’s The Quilt Designer

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May 022018
 

While I was in Tokyo my brother John Jr traveled from Las Vegas to visit with “Superman” John Sr.  John Jr. also an amazing artist added his small touches to this beautiful Rose design.  Both patterns are beautiful and it’s nice to have two generations of artist in the family

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Quilt Class 03-31-18

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Apr 012018
 

What a way to end the month.  New quilts being cut and basted and ready for Applique. A surprise visit from Kumu Kimi of Nagoya and a showcase of all her quilts.  It was a great Show and Tell Day at class.

 

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Honolulu Festival 2018

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Mar 152018
 

Please enjoy a few pictures from our Quilt Exhibit 2018. It was amazing and beautiful. I wish I had the time to tell you about every quilt and quilter they’re all so special to our class.  Please forgive me if I forgot to post some quilts as well as quilters.. I did my best.  Enjoy.

 

 

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It Was A Huge Success

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Mar 122018
 

…all because of these amazing quilters.   All of you please take a bow.  You made this the best Honolulu Festival Quilt Show Ever.  Thank you for your help and continued support of the Poakalani Quilting Legacy.  We love all of you and we’re now going to start planning for 2020. 

Special Thanks to JTB and the Honolulu Festival for giving us a beautiful venue to showcase the quilts, Anne of Anne’s Hawaiian Quilts who was our liaison and actually made this happen, the husbands we can’t forget the husbands and Gordon  who came out to hang the large quilts, the quilters who were also there the “WHOLE” time from hanging to take down, my cousin Kaylene you are so awesome, and our on-line supporters and quilters from all over the globe. Let’s continue to perpetuate this amazing fabric art unique only to Hawaii. 

A Special Thank you to my Serrao Ohana, Aunty Jojo & Uncle David, Cousin Lei Momi, The Richard Serrao Ohana who allowed us to showcase the Family Quilts by Tutu Hattie Serrao.  Quilt Show pictures to follow soon.      

 

 

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3 more days…. March 10-11

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Mar 072018
 

…and we’ll be at the Honolulu Festival at the Honolulu Convention Center showcasing our students quilts.  It’s going to be “Great”. Until then enjoy this completed wall hanging from my dear friend Sabine in Germany.  Amazing Plumeria Quilt.  Hawaiian Quilting can be found even in Germany. Thank you Sabine for sending the picture.

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Sneak Peak – Honolulu Festival March 10 & 11

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Feb 252018
 

Come and Join us at our Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit at the Honolulu Festival March 10 & 11. First Showing for many new quilts as well as quilts brought back for a second showing by popular demand.  Here is a sneak peak of one of the quilts.  Come to the quilt show  to see the full quilt, It’s going to be a great exhibit. 

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Honolulu Festival March 10, 11

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Feb 182018
 

We have a side room in the quilting class called the “overflow” room. When the main room fills to capacity the “overflow” room is used.  Well, in the past few months we’ve had to use the “overflow” room  We love it that there are so many wanting to quilt Hawaiian.  They age from 9 – 83.  Great classes, amazing quilters and friends.  

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No Class June 9 – Kamehameha Day Parade

May 24, 2018May 24, 2018
Please mark your calendars and we'll see everyone back at class on June 16.  Just a side note.  When anyone asked where our quilting classes are held my mother Poakalani would tell them, "Look for the Kamehameha Statue... his out stretched arm points to the building we quilt at across the street."  It's true and oh so funny. 

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