Yep, I just can’t help myself. I had this on my FACEBOOK page but I just had to share it again. Pat’s amazing money tree quilt. A John design of course and I sincerely believe one of his best and we can’t forget Pat’s awesome quilting. She did this quilt in record time too. Oh and the design, in Hawaii we call this the Money Tree but it’s not really a Money tree. It was given that name when it was first planted outside of Bishop Bank in downtown Hilo back in the 1920’s.
Our Toshie is quite small in stature BUT she loves making those large King and Queen size quilts. This quilt depicts the many hula implements dancers use when dancing the hula. An amazing personal design by John Serrao for our amazing Certified instructor Toshie.
Watching a quilts beauty unfold before your eyes is amazing. From Cutting, basting, applique to quilting it is Magic. The Woodrose.
Some quilts just make you happy. This quilt designed by John is actually for a twin size bed but Takako’s going to make a queen size quilt with the pattern. It’s going to be beautiful when complete.
John doesn’t design birds because every time he designs a Hawaiian quilt with birds the quilter, John likes to say, flies or moves back to the mainland. So no birds and no leaving but he designs orchids even dove orchids breaking that kapu. Congratulations Ikumi for a beautiful quilt. I hope you quilt with us for a very long time. Designed by John Serrao
Most Hawaiian Quilts have center Medallions but every once in while some quilts are designed with only a lei/border missing that center piece. Still Beautiful, just a different style. Enjoy Kimi’s amazing Kalo quilt. The Kalo is our Taro plant which we make Poi. Yokohama Quilt Exhibit 2015. Designed by John Serrao. Personal Design, Private Collection
When the years swiftly pass us by and our eyes and hands age with time the amazing quilting ladies of the palace always offer a helping hand for our kupuna. Thank you Naomi of Kobe Japan who is a certified instructor for cutting out “Our” Wilma’s quilt and for all the ladies who took the time from their own work to help lay-out and pin the quilt. Wilma now has another quilt to keep her busy. The Night Blooming Cereus designed by John Serrao.
A quilt for a friend who loves those furry friends and their meow’s. Two are in heaven and one is her best friend. Memory quilts of those we cherish. Designed and quilted by Naoko. Reverse applique. Click on the photo to see a close up the quilt.
Naoko is one of my favorite quilters. Her desire to quilt has made her diligent for perfection. Her stitches are close to perfect but her imagination to tell her stories through quilts it what makes her special. Every quilt she makes tells a story of her family, friends and of course herself.
We love when our quilters are home for a short visit and it’s all about Oooh’s and Ahhhh’s. Love these ladies and miss them when they’re not here but they’ve been busy cutting and laying our their larger quilts. So beautiful. All quilts designed by John Serrao EXCEPT that beautiful Red and Blue and Orange and Red those two were designed in John’s design workshop by the quilter themselves.