Certain colors, scents, flowers and even songs evokes memories of days gone by and for me the plumeria blossoms brings back memories of my hula days and my Grandma Serrao’s home on Kam IV Road. Grandma’s property was home to an abundance of plumeria trees that was picked daily and taken to her lei shop-…
Did you know that Hawaii has only two seasons. Unlike our mainland states who have the four seasons of Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring Hawaii has only two seasons, a wet season from November to March and a dry season from April to October. These days I believe we’re all between two new seasons, before…
Reach For The Stars
Sometimes finding the straight path toward your passion is never easy. Be strong and preserver your success is right around the corner. This is what Poakalani always believed. Born with only a right hand she learned to applique and quilt by watching her grandmother quilt during her quilting circles. Her passion led her to teaching…
Let Your Light Shine
John always spoke of everyone having an inner light and inner light that makes us shine as good parents, amazing co-workers, dependable siblings, and even Hawaiian quilters. How is your light shining during this difficult time. A few ways we can make our light and everyone’s light shine:Go out only when you really need to…
Stay Home & Be Safe
It’s been two weeks since our last class and Tuffy and I are hoping everyone and their families are home safe and healthy. Yes, we would rather be at quilting classes but until the Covid-19 situation gets better classes are on hiatus. So today we leave you with this memory of our mom Poakalani who…
Reminder: Class Cancelled
Just a Reminder class is cancelled until further notice. Everyone please have a care. We will miss the weekly classes but this will pass and we will return to our daily lives. We want everyone to be safe and healthy when we return. If any of you need anything please call or text me at…
Fun, Friendship and Ohh’s and Ahhh’s
It was an beautiful day even the sun decided to shine on us. For just a few hours we forgot about the worlds concerns and just enjoyed each others company and celebrated everyone’s accomplishment for the past year. Many of the quilts didn’t make it to Honolulu because of the cancellation of the Festival but…
Show And Tell Saturday
…and what a class we had. The ladies showing their completed quilts for our Honolulu Festival Exhibit…. It’s going to be great March 7 & 8 at the Honolulu Convention Center.
For the Honolulu Festival. March 7-8. The Monsterra quilted by Toshie. It’s going to be an amazing exhibit.
Happy New Year
I took a little R & R from my website at the end of last year(but I’m still available on Facebook) but I’m back with some exciting updates. The classes are still busy while we prepare for our quilt exhibit at the Honolulu Festival. Many new quilts will be exhibited that was just made in…
No Class November 16
…but please enjoy a few photo’s from the Yokohama Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit. See everyone back at class on Nov. 23
Class cancelled for 09/21/19
I don’t like when this happens but for the safety of our students and the general public. Iolani Palace is closed until Tuesday September 24. Hopefully by then the bees will be gone and we can resume classes. During our hiatus please enjoy some of the quilts created since my last posting. Amazing ladies and…
Amy’s New Passion.
Amy started with us only a few months ago with a friend. Her friend stopped coming after only two weeks but that didn’t stop Amy from continuing the class. She’s enjoying her new passion.
…the Tradition Continues
we’re finally back at the Iolani Palace and the ladies are continuing an amazing tradition. … Yes the ladies also quilt Bed Runners.
We’re BACK at the Iolani Palace starting July 27 9:30am- 12:00pm
We want to thank the Ohana Market Place for opening their doors to us while the Kanaina Building was under renovations. It was an amazing five months were going to miss the ono food and music but we’re happy to be home.