The Sun Eclipse of July 11, 1991 was only seen in parts of Hawaii moving over the Pacific across Mexico, Central America, South America and ending in Brazil. People from all over the world flocked to Hawaii, well the Big Island, where the full Sun Eclipse could be witnessed. Tia Waxman one of our quilters was one of those people. She actually booked her hotel accommodations two years in advance to witness this rare sight and she was so mesmerized by this event when she returned to quilting class the following week she asked John to please design the “Eclipse Quilt” a quilted memory of her once in a life time adventure. Using a half fold instead of the traditional 1/8 fold John designed her “Eclipse Quilt”. Behind the palm trees where the hibiscus bush and the laua’e plant grows, looking out toward the ocean, the stars made their appearance only for a little while during the total Eclipse of the Sun. 45″ x 60″ Designed by John Serrao Quilted by Tia Waxman
The next eclipse which will be seen across the continuous United States and parts of Hawaii will be on August 21, 2017. Click the link to find your best viewing location.