Magic Right Before Your Eyes.

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Jan 302017
 

  Watching a quilts beauty unfold before your eyes is amazing.  From Cutting, basting, applique to quilting it is Magic. The Woodrose.  

 

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Takako’s Happy Quilt

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Jan 292017
 

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.  

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2017

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Dec 222016
 

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year and for all of our loyal quilters I uploaded to the Poakalani Stores all 50 states and Washington DC 45″ x 45″ State flower wall hanging patterns. They are beautiful. John did some really amazing designs.  Stay safe and see you in 2017.

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Hawaiian Quilting A Labor of Love

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Nov 162016
 
Norma's quilt pattern

John helps Norma to create her pattern.

No one said it was going to be easy but when all is done it’s going to be an amazing quilt.

NOrma's Sealife

Wow the hard part, joining fabric and cutting the pattern.

Norma's Sealife

With a little help, laying out the design on the background fabric.

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Step 2 – Cushion top done next step quilting a larger wall hanging.

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Oct 272016
 

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Yes, the next step is working on a larger quilted piece.  I was happily surprised when the Woodrose pattern was the design of choice for the next project. The flower is  found throughout Hawaii and a favorite among the many locals.  Can’t wait  to see it completed.

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Ikumi’s Dove Orchid Hawaiian Quilt

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Oct 162016
 

ikumiJohn 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

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Quilted Lei

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Oct 122016
 

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

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Apple Blossoms

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Oct 122016
 

The Apple Blossoms. A favorite flower worldwide especially in Aomori where it produces over 50% of the apple market in Japan. Designed by John Serrao  45″ x 45″amoriappleblossoms

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JS7045 – Malie O Koolau – The Peace of the Koolau’s

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Oct 092016
 

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The Pali Lookout gives you an amazing view of the Koolau Mountains on the Windward Side. Below these mountains Hoomaluhia Gardens with its variety of floral beauties of the Monsterra, Heleconia, Torch Ginger and Hibiscus is a great place to find calming peace. 90″x 90″ – Queen/Full Size Designed by John Serrao

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The 50 States and DC….45″ x 45″ Patterns

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Oct 072016
 
Aloha….  I know it’s been awhile since I wrote on my actual website instead of my Facebook but I have some really amazing patterns to post and share with all of you.  We’ve been busy as you can tell by our Facebook but not to busy to introduce new designs in the coming months. Amazing John has made new designs for each State in the Union but instead of the 22″ x 22″ size these are the 45″ x 45″. Great for Wall hangings.  I’ll also be sharing with you some larger quilt designs.

 

Alabama was settled in 1702 and officially became a state on Dec. 14, 1819.The Camellia is the state’s designated flower.

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No Class July 16. Sorry I hate when this happens.

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Jul 112016
 

No Class July 16.  Everyone please mark you calendars.  We will return on July 23.  Yes, I’m sad too but until then enjoy this amazing wall hanging quilted by awesome Susan.  The Dogwood. susan

 

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March 4th Class Venue Change

February 28, 2017February 28, 2017
Our March 4th Class will be held at the Bishop Museum Atherton Halau.  Join us there for a little quilting. 

Building Renovation Kanaina Building

February 19, 2017February 19, 2017
Aloha Everyone, We were all  aware that the Kanaina Building was scheduled for renovations a year ago.  We are closer to the renovation date so we will be on a week to week notice for the quilting classes.  Please keep checking weekly for an updated status.  We will be there through the month of March but haven't gotten any update for the month of April.  We have found a temporary home when the renovations begin and will let you know when the time gets closer.. Thank you for your patience.   Cissy

Please mark your calendar March 25, 2017.

December 19, 2016December 19, 2016
March 25 - We're off to Las Vegas for 5 days.