Amazing Quilts – Mitsue’s Heleconia and Monsterra

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Nov 082014
 

Mitsue Heleconia

 

We always tell our quilters, it’s not just the design but also the choice of colors and quilting lines that gives the quilt its life and spirit. This quilt by Mitsue is one of my favorites not only because it’s green(um my favorite color) but by using a white background the designs just popped off the quilt.  Simple in design with such soothing  and relaxing colors.  Designed by John Serrao.  Quilted by Hawaiian Quilt Instructor Mitsue Toi.

Sunny Winter Gardens – Shell Ginger & Heleconia

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Sep 272014
 

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Heleconia

It only takes 5 days of traveling on the Mainland for me to start missing my island home.  Hawaii doesn’t have the amazing four seasons, especially Winter and Fall  like the mainland,  but we have that nonstop floral blossoms blooming year round, every day rain or shine.   This quilt was designed for Hawaii’s Sunny Winter Gardens.  90″ x 90″  Designed by John Serrao

 

Heleconia Garden

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Sep 252014
 

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Another favorite design of John’s because of it’s long lines and simple uncomplicated beauty, the Heleconia  comes in various colors  and perfect for the larger floral arrangements. 45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao/js672-bk8

Elsie’s Garden

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Sep 012014
 

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Heleconia Garden – Inspired by our quilter Elsie who loves to share with us her garden stories and who inspired John to create this pattern.  90″x 90″  Designed by John Serrao Personal Design

 One of my favorite places to visit when I’m on Hawaii island is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.  After you visit this amazing garden it will be your favorite too.  All you floral photographers bring extra batteries for your camera’s.

Waikahalulu – Liliuokalani Gardens

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Aug 132014
 

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Waikahalulu – Today known as the Liliuokalani Gardens  which was once filled with an abundance of exotic flowers.  Red Gingers, Yellow Gingers, Bird of Pradise, Torch Gingers and of course the Heleconia. This quilt was designed for that secret hideaway in lower Nuuanu.     90″ x 90″ Designed by John Serrao.

My Tutu Correa’s home was very near to Waikahalulu Falls.  In fact today I live right next door to this legendary place.  My mother would tell us that if you have the “sight” sometimes you could see the wahine mo’o (mermaid) siting on the rocks brushing her long hair.  My mom would also tell us that Tutu would also warn the boys not to swim in that famous  water hole because the wahine mo’o loves boys.  Today records show that only the male gender has ever died at Waikahalulu Falls.

Heleconia Liliha

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Jul 222014
 

Heleconia


Heleconia

Flowers were a common theme for Hawaiian Quilt Designs.  The Heleconia with its strong sturdy flowers graced the Hawaiian islands with its many varieties and colors but  this quilt was designed for the many Heleconia’s found in the Liliha area of Honolulu

Pattern:  90×90 Designed by John Serrao

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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.