Loulu Palms can be found right outside the Kanaina Building where we quilt every Saturday at the Iolani Palace but not many people know that the Loulu Palms made beautiful and intricate Hawaiian fans. This quilt was designed for the Loulu Palm and Fans and also for Mie who will give this quilt its spirit. Designed by John Serrao.
…It just makes me smile. Congratulations Dawn, what an amazing quilt of colors. Quilt Designed by Dawn Cooper, Quilt Patterns Designed by John Serrao.
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.
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
We’ll see everyone back at class on June 16. In the mean time enjoy this beautiful Wisteria quilt designed by John for our Junko. I can’t wait to see it quilted.
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!
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.
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.
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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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…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.