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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The Next Generation of Quilters

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Feb 252018
 

John broke his old record of designing patterns in our Saturday Class.  Six new  45″ x 45″ designs for the next generation of quilters. Great Day and John had a good day. 

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Seeking Enlightenment – The Bodhi Tree

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Nov 262017
 

It is believed that under the Bodhi Tree Lord Buddah received enlightenment, but finding a Bodhi Tree in Hawaii is quite rare.  So John with creative assistance from Doris created this Hawaiian quilt pattern of the Bodhi Tree.  Doris believes that quilting this design will bring her peace and tranquility. An amazing design for an amazing lady. 

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Sometimes it’s all about the Quilters “Lucky Charm”

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Nov 052017
 

About a month ago John created a series of circular full size 90″ x 90″ Hawaiian quilt designs.  His intention was to place it on the commercial market for sale but after designing this particular circular Hawaiian Fish Hook pattern he said it’s already spoken for someone special.  So when we were packing for the Yokohama Quilt Show he folded up the quilt pattern and packed it in his bag. On the first day of the Yokohama Quilt Show John actually gave the pattern to one of our quilters FOR HER HUSBAND, who we nicknamed Lucky Charm.  So unexpected and laughable because we knew she would be the quilter in this amazing gift.  Yesterday at our Saturday  quilt class at the Iolani Palace Mie showed us the beautiful design in fabric, cut and basted and ready for applique and what an amazing design it is.  Her Lucky Charm Yoshi loves it and so do we.

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No Class July 21 Celebrate the Prince Lot Hula Festival

May 24, 2018
...on the grounds of the Iolani Palace.  Please mark your calendars and we'll see everyone back at class on July 28.