Ulu – Breadfruit

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Aug 312014
 

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Ulu - Breadfruit

 

 

The most popular Hawaiian Quilt Design is the Ulu (Breadfruit Design)  Many legends are associated with this fruit but for a Hawaiian quilter it is believed that if you make this design first you will not want for anything in life from food to money.  45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao/js666-bk8

Anthurium

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Aug 272014
 

Anthurium

Anthuriums have always been a favorite pattern amongst quilters but don’t be fooled by it’s looks many people have problems with circular designs.  Remember one stitch at a time.  Tuck and Sew Tuck and Sew to needle turn those rounded edges. 45″ x 45″  Designed by John Serrao/js664-bk8

Anthurium

Carnation

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Aug 242014
 

Carnation

Back in my younger days we lived for a very short time on Hooulu street in Kailua.  Our home was a very small 3 bedroom house which had a  short walkway that led from the street to the front door.  John who has a passion for flowers planted carnations in front of the walk near the front door.  When we had visitors they were always greeted to that spicy scent of the carnation .  This quilt and many of John’s other carnation quilts were designed for that small memory in time.  45″ x 45″.  Designed by John Serrao/js676-bk8

Portuguese Culture

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Aug 242014
 

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The “local” culture of the islands is made up of traditions from a  diverse group of people  from the original Hawaiian inhabitants  to the later migrants  from Japan, China, Philippines, Korea, Spain, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia,  and of course Portugal.  John being half Portuguese was proud of his Portuguese people and what they contributed to the  “unique” island culture from the Ukulele to the Ono foods made in the  outdoor Portuguese oven.  This quilt was designed for the kindred family from the islands of the Azores and Madeira where most of the Portuguese migrants came from. OI!  45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao/js644-bk7

      http://www.global-hawaii.com/hawaiiblog/?p=816

Niihau

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Aug 232014
 

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Niihau’s famous seashells the kahelelani, momi, laiki and kamoa are carefully gathered from Niihau’s beaches and crafted into rare and beautiful leis.  This quilt was designed for that rarely seen island, its people and their world class shell leis.  45″ x 45″  Designed by John Serrao./js643-bk7

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http://www.niihauheritage.org/niihau_artisans.htm

Kahili & Fan

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Aug 222014
 

Kahili & Fan

There is a  vintage Hawaiian quilt pattern called the Kahili & Fan that was very popular back in the 1930’s.  John decided to make a smaller version of that original pattern.  The essence of that design is still beautiful and timeless. 45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao/js658-bk8

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Cherokee Rose

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Aug 122014
 

CherokeeRose

Georgia State Flower – The White Rose designed after the Cherokee’s Trail of Tears Legend. 45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao

Here is great site that talks about the Trail of Tears and the Cherokee Rose http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/LegendOfTheCherokeeRose-Cherokee.htm

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Holiday Party December 9, 2017

November 15, 2017November 15, 2017
No Quilting Class just Food,Fun and Friendship....  

NO Class November 18, 2017

November 13, 2017November 13, 2017
Class will resume on November 25.  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

Class Cancellation Schedule – Please Read Updated 11-15-17

May 15, 2017May 15, 2017
*NO Class November 18, 2017.  The hall will not be available for classes. Holiday Party December 9 10:00am-12:00pm  NO Quilting, Just Fun, Food and Friendship

Building Renovation Kanaina Building – Update May, 2017

February 19, 2017February 19, 2017
Aloha Everyone, We were all  aware that the Kanaina Building was scheduled for renovations a year ago.  We are now getting 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 at the Iolani Palace  through the month of December but haven't gotten any update for the month of January or February.  We have found a temporary home at the Bishop Museum when the renovations begin and will let you know when the time gets closer.. Thank you for your patience.   Cissy