Let’s celebrate the Life of John F. Serrao Sr. Saturday November 3. Oahu Cemetery Chapel 9:00am Services 10:30 Burial To Follow
Let’s also celebrate the continuation of his quilting class.
Today was the first day of Hawaiian Quilting Class at the Iolani Place without John. He had not attended the class for about two months but this was the first class when we realized that he was never to return. Thank you to all the ladies for your comfort and strength. The classes will continue as he wished because through all of us, and with everything he taught us… Yes the Tradition of Hawaiian Quilting Will Continue.
Here are a few quilts completed and proudly displayed today at class.
and magic happens. ” The Hawaiian Quilting Ladies” of the Palace. Here you go ladies a link to the photo to download.
I haven’t been to class in several weeks but these amazing ladies keep quilting their hearts desire. Enjoy a few quilts completed and in progress. I miss these ladies when I’m not there.
…just come early for parking and before the Parade starts. Remember they’ll be closing some of the streets. Let’s also help celebrate the awesome World Champions Little League Team. We are so proud. Now enjoy a re-post of this quilt from Eriko of Niigata.
Due to Hurricane Lane the Iolani Palace will be closed until Monday. Everyone please stay safe. We’ll see all of you next week. Enjoy a few pictures of our amazing quilters.
Yes, it’s the Sun Flower, Quilted by long time Honolulu resident Takako Jenkins and designed by John Serrao. Another keeper.
Sometimes thinking out of the box brings about some amazing designs. John’s designs usually range from the traditional to the whimsical. While I love anything he designs it’s the whimsical that makes me pause, admire and smile. This amazing Octopus Tree design is given its unique characteristic by Pat Gorelangton. While John always makes the patterns it’s Pat who brings it to life. Congratulations Pat another Keeper.
Our hearts are heavy. Next week we’re going to be saying “Until We Meet Again” to our dear friend June Miyasato. If you’ve ever taken a Poakalani Hawaiian Quilting Class then you know June. An integral part of our quilting classes June volunteered and taught along side of us at the Missions Houses Museum, Queen Emma Summer Palace, The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and for a little while at the Iolani Palace before retiring from quilting. We would not have been able to teach as many people as we did without her help and because of her Hawaiian Quilting is alive and flourishing. She was an amazing teacher, a dear friend to Poakalani, and part of not only our quilting family but our family. We quilted together, traveled together, and always shared a meal together after the classes. We will miss her. June was 92.
Congratulations Linda for finishing your amazing Ulu(Breadfruit) Quilt. It is truly beautiful a reflection of you. John loves it too and sends his aloha and mahalo for completing one of his designs.
See all of you back on July 28. Until then enjoy this amazing Pineapple and Hibiscus applique quilt that was just cut and laid out for basting. Once the applique is complete and all the raw edges are turned under the pattern will reveal its amazing design. Look at those colors. Another amazing design by John.
Being away from classes two weeks in a row can be difficult so we’re happy that due to a cancellation we’re able to meet on July 28 for our regularly scheduled class. No class on July 21 but we’re back on July 28.
Ethel’s Quilt. Also thank you to Kathy Yee for sending us a picture of her now completed closet quilt. Like many family members Kathy inherited this quilt from her mother Ethel Yim a long time quilter of ours from Queen Emma Summer Palace. After Ethel’s passing the quilt stayed in the closet for over 15 years but since retiring her daughter Kathy finally finished the quilt for her son Damien. We are so proud of Kathy and happy to see one of John’s earlier designs, the Bamboo and Monsterra. A Keeper. We miss you Ethel
No Class tomorrow July 8. Sorry for the last-minute changes please mark you calendar. Also Mark your calendars No Class July 21 & July 28. The Iolani Palace is very busy with summer activities. See you at class next week.