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
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.
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.
…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.
…and we’ll be at the Honolulu Festival at the Honolulu Convention Center showcasing our students quilts. It’s going to be “Great”. Until then enjoy this completed wall hanging from my dear friend Sabine in Germany. Amazing Plumeria Quilt. Hawaiian Quilting can be found even in Germany. Thank you Sabine for sending the picture.
Come and Join us at our Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit at the Honolulu Festival March 10 & 11. First Showing for many new quilts as well as quilts brought back for a second showing by popular demand. Here is a sneak peak of one of the quilts. Come to the quilt show to see the full quilt, It’s going to be a great exhibit.
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.
We have a side room in the quilting class called the “overflow” room. When the main room fills to capacity the “overflow” room is used. Well, in the past few months we’ve had to use the “overflow” room We love it that there are so many wanting to quilt Hawaiian. They age from 9 – 83. Great classes, amazing quilters and friends.
Another amazing quilt for the Honolulu Festival. The pattern was designed by John almost 10 years ago and finally quilted by Takako Jenkins. Na Koa – The Guardian—Symbols of the Ti Leaf, War Club to the Warriors Helmet. A strong quilt of protection. Takako John Says thank you. 1/2 Fold, 45″ x 60″.
It’s official we’re back again at the Honolulu Festival 2018. We’re excited to display quilts made by the members of the Poakalani Quilting Family. It’s going to be another amazing show. So mark your calendar and visit us at the festival. Food, cultural displays and entertainment. Until then enjoy this amazing quilt by one of the students of Naomi who teaches in Kobe. Great job student and Kumu Naomi.
…just ask Ali. A personal design by John and wow it’s absolutely beautiful why because Ali did an amazing job with the applique and quilting.
Congratulations Carla who made this amazing wall hanging and cushion top for a fundraising raffle. What an amazing surprise it would be to win one of these. You’re always giving. I’m glad you enjoy coming to our classes because we really enjoy having you.