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Show And Tell Saturday

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Feb 092020
 

…and what a class we had. The ladies showing their completed quilts for our Honolulu Festival Exhibit…. It’s going to be great March 7 & 8 at the Honolulu Convention Center.

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Another Quilt

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Jan 262020
 

For the Honolulu Festival. March 7-8. The Monsterra quilted by Toshie. It’s going to be an amazing exhibit.

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Happy New Year

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Jan 202020
 

I took a little R & R from my website at the end of last year(but I’m still available on Facebook) but I’m back with some exciting updates. The classes are still busy while we prepare for our quilt exhibit at the Honolulu Festival. Many new quilts will be exhibited that was just made in this past year.

Many volunteers help make the yearly Honolulu Festival a success

The Honolulu Festival will be held on March 7 & 8. Our Poakalani Quilting Ohana will be celebrating the 200th year anniversary when the first sewing circle met on the Brig Thaddeus in 1820. We’ll of course be holding our quilting class throughout the festival. We’ll also have some vintage quilt patterns for you to trace. Just bring your own tracing paper and pen. You can also come by and watch our ladies applique and quilt.

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No Class November 16

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Nov 142019
 

…but please enjoy a few photo’s from the Yokohama Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit. See everyone back at class on Nov. 23

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Class cancelled for 09/21/19

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Sep 202019
 

I don’t like when this happens but for the safety of our students and the general public. Iolani Palace is closed until Tuesday September 24. Hopefully by then the bees will be gone and we can resume classes. During our hiatus please enjoy some of the quilts created since my last posting. Amazing ladies and beautiful quilts.

I have a new Favorite Pat Quilt….Amazing she has a way with the needle

Yuko’s Hokulea….

Pineapples…are forever a favorite Hawaiian quilt design.
see… Pineapples are forever..

An emblem to match antique fabric.

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Amy’s New Passion.

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Aug 112019
 

Amy started with us only a few months ago with a friend. Her friend stopped coming after only two weeks but that didn’t stop Amy from continuing the class. She’s enjoying her new passion.

Amy's Rose Quilt
Amy just completed her beautiful Rose Wall Hanging…..
Amy;'s Heleconia and Bird of Paradise Twin Size Bed Quilt.
…and decided to cut out a larger twin size bed quilt. She’s amazing.
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…the Tradition Continues

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Aug 112019
 

we’re finally back at the Iolani Palace and the ladies are continuing an amazing tradition. …

Cutting and Laying out a cut Bed runner
Laying out the Bed Runner on the Background Fabric

Yes the ladies also quilt Bed Runners.

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We’re BACK at the Iolani Palace starting July 27 9:30am- 12:00pm

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Jul 252019
 
Kanaina Building – Iolani Palace

We want to thank the Ohana Market Place for opening their doors to us while the Kanaina Building was under  renovations.  It was an amazing five months were going to miss the ono food and music but we’re happy to be home.  

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NO Class May 11

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May 082019
 

…see all of you back at class on May 18 at the Ohana Market Place. Have A Happy Mother’s Day.

Remembering mom…Poakalani Althea Ku Serrao. She had a passion for Hawaiian Quilting and started the Poakalani Hawaiian Quilting classes…The Tradition Continues..
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Honolulu Festival 2019

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Apr 022019
 

After a computer crash and website crash I’m finally back on-line.

There were tears at first but We did it! Thank you to the Poakalani Ohana who came on Friday to blow up beds, set up lattices and hang quilts. It was a beautiful show and one of our best. Then everyone came back on Saturday and Sunday to quilt and enjoy the festival. John would be so proud and yes he was there in every quilt that was hung. His designs were amazing. We miss him but the tradition continues in all of us. The Poakalani Ohana is number 1 in my book, simply the best. I didn’t post all the pictures so please forgive me if one of yours is missing.

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Celebrate With Us….March 9 & 10

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Feb 182019
 
Honolulu Festival 25 years of Aloha March 9 & 10
Honolulu Convention Center

Happy Anniversary… Honolulu Festival for 25 amazing years of culture, art and entertainment. We’re always so excited and grateful to be part of this wonderful event. Everyone please come by and visit with our amazing quilters and their quilts. All the Hawaiian quilts being shown are designed by our prolific quilt designer John Serrao (1934-2018).

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Our New Temporary Home – The Ohana Hale Marketplace

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Jan 272019
 
Please stop by and visit us. We’re there every Saturday 9:30am – 11:30am. Also visit the amazing craft and food vendors. Ward Ave at the Old Sports Authority Store next to Ross’s. Love these quilters.

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Sunday Quilting

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Jan 182019
 

We meet one Sunday a Month at the Iolani Palace Kanaina Building but the rules are you’re either cutting, laying out, basting or prepping your applique top piece for quilting. Four hours spent which we’ve titled as laying out the BIG ONE, the larger Queen/King Size quilt. It’s enjoyable, exciting and memorable. Please enjoy a few photo’s of the quilts that are on their way to be quilted. So Exciting.

Doris(right) and her beautifully designed Hawaiian Medicinal Kapapohopoho(Crazy) Quilt sandwiched and ready for quilting.
Carla’s Mango Quilt simple and dainty in design. Another quilt sandwiched with the backing fabric, batting and top applique piece.
Lynette’s Reverse Applique Quilt is complete and next step is quilting. WOW!
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We’re Moving…Temporarily

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Jan 182019
 

…while our quilting room in the Kana’ina Building on the grounds of the Iolani Palace is being renovated. They say it’ll be only for two months and we should be back in April. So please join us at our new temporary location at the Ohana Market Place who is graciously making room for us starting January 26. Classes are 9:30am- 11:30pm. The Market Place opens at 10:00 but they’re letting us in early so we can start our class at 9:30am.

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Still Sharing The Tradition

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Dec 292018
 

Yes, it’s been over a month since I’ve updated my website. The business of a new job and many minor mishaps has made it difficult for me to connect with all of you and for that I apologize. December has been overwhelming for us with emotions from missing John to our amazing Christmas Party and Saturday Classes. It’s the Saturday classes that is giving us the steady strength and support these past few months. We are blessed. Please enjoy a few pictures of our classes these past few months. The awesome ladies of the Palace. Let’s continue to Quilt Hawaiian With Aloha.

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March 7- Class will be held at the Honolulu Festival

January 20, 2020
Poakalani Hawaiian Quilting Class will be held at the Honolulu Festival on March 7 & 8 .  Come and join us all day while we celebrate 200 years of the First Sewing Circle every held in Hawaii.