Apple Blossoms

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Oct 122016

The Apple Blossoms. A favorite flower worldwide especially in Aomori where it produces over 50% of the apple market in Japan. Designed by John Serrao  45″ x 45″amoriappleblossoms

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The Golden-Ray Lily of Kanagawa – 神奈川県

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Feb 072016

kanagatagoldenfulthumb250px-Map_of_Japan_with_highlight_on_14_Kanagawa_prefecture.svg Golden-Rayed-Lily-004My heart belongs to the people of Kanagawa. An area steeped in tradition,where history was made and many of my friends and family reside.  The Golden-Rayed Lily for everyone who makes their home in Kanagawa.  Designed by John Serrao

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Yamagata Prefecture – 山形県

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Feb 062016

250px-Map_of_Japan_with_highlight_on_06_Yamagata_prefecture.svgYamagata Prefecture known mostly for its cherries and pears and all fruits sweet and delicious.  For our friends in Yamagata, your prefecture flower the safflower. Designed by John Serrao

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福井県 – Narcissus of Fukui Prefecture

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Feb 032016


The Fukui Prefecture where Dinosaurs once roamed but today where the Narcissus blooms throughout the region. For all our friends in Fukui. What a beautiful home you have.

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宮城県 – Miyagi’s Bush Clover

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Jan 042016

The Miyagi prefecture is considered one of the three most scenic views of Japan and the Bush Clover is their chosen prefecture flower.  This quilt was designed for the people of Miyagi.

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愛媛県 – Ehime ‘s Satsuma Mandarin

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Jan 022016






Located on the island of Shikoku, Ehime Prefecture is another of Japan’s popular tourist destination.  It is also the leading producers of mandarin oranges.  A design of mandarin oranges for our friends of Ehime.

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富山県Toyama Prefecture – Tulips

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Jan 012016

Toyama Prefecture is located at the center of Japan and is appropriately known as the gateway of the Sea of Japan.  In Toyama the tulips blooms reveal their beautiful colors in spring.



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和歌山県Wakayama Prefecture – Ume Blossom

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Nov 092015

wakayama-ume Wakayama Prefecture borders Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Mie and is very close to the Kasai International Airport.  Known for it’s Mandarin Oranges and especially the Ume it also borders the Pacific Ocean.  Designed by John Serrao 45″ x 45″  Ume_blossoms_(13500336315)250px-Map_of_Japan_with_highlight_on_30_Wakayama_prefecture.svg



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長野県Nagano Prefecture – Gentian

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Aug 292015









I finally completed all the graphics for the flowers of the 47 Japan Prefectures.  My eyes are crossed but the designs came out beautiful.  What a talent John has.  The Gentian the flower for all our friends in the Nagano Prefecture.

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Class Cancellation Schedule – Please Read Updated 08-13-17

May 15, 2017May 15, 2017
*No Class September 9 - Las Vegas Hoolaulea - Henderson, Nevada *No Class October 14 - Yokohama " Na Pua o Puuwai" - Flowers From The Heart Hawaiian Quilt Exhibition  

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 June but haven't gotten any update for the month of July.  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