…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.
Category: 45″ x 45″ Quilt Designs
The smaller 45″ x 45″ quilt designs were created during the Quilt Renaissance when quilts were no longer made for the beds and became “Art On The Wall.” This size is also perfect for that special baby.
I’ve always wondered how many patterns John created with the same theme. The monsterra is always popular, the hibiscus, Heliconia and especially the pineapple but with the recent voyage of the Hokulea… it has now become one of popular designs to quilt. Tomiko’s (on the left) Hokulea wall hanging. Loving those dolphins in the waves….
One of the Best Quilting Instructors I Know.
Tomiko lives in Kobe, Japan and we had the amazing opportunity to meet 20 years ago when she first started attending Poakalani’s Hawaiian quilting class when we were teaching at the Queen Emma Summer Palace. I am honored and humbled to call Tomiko my sister of the heart. She is one of the best…
So PROUD of the Poakalani Quilters.
… and John would say, “They breathe life and spirit into my designs.”
It’s been a Monsterra kind of year….
Maybe it’s the beauty of those large distinctive leaves that makes it a very popular Hawaiian quilt pattern. Only five months into to 2017 and John has already designed over 10 Monsterra designs. All beautiful. Enjoy Jeannie and Chiyo.
Maile Ilima always a favorite design….
and original design that just makes you want to smile. The maile only found in the hidden recess of our forests and the intertwined ilima with more than a thousand blossoms needed to make one lei. It’s going to be beautiful when completed. Truly a work of art.
I love this quilt sooooo much that I’m reposting…
So Pat has this amazing friend since forever and her forever friend buys her fabric in Tasmania while traveling through there. So what’s Pat suppose to do. Well, make a quilt of course. Scrap fabric turns into….tada.. a beautiful Kukui Nut Wall hanging. Circle Me Silly.:-) Amazing Pat. Congratulations….and for those of you who don’t know Pat….
NO Class March 25. We’re off island on a short vacation….See you back at class on April 1
…in the meantime enjoy this beautiful Monsterra Quilt that John designed for Beth. Her first and hopefully many more. Another personal and wow John Design.
Class this Saturday At The Iolani Palace
We’re back at the Palace this Saturday. Come and join us for another weekend of Hawaiian Quilting and Congratulations to Rumi who not only finished her Anthurium wall hanging but also laid out and basted her next week. Wow! She’s living her Dream.
Magic Right Before Your Eyes.
Watching a quilts beauty unfold before your eyes is amazing. From Cutting, basting, applique to quilting it is Magic. The Woodrose.
50 State Hawaiian Quilt Wall Hanging Indiana – Peony
Indiana was settled in 1733 and became a state on Dec 11, 1816. The Peony is the state’s designated flower.
Hawaiian Quilting A Labor of Love
No one said it was going to be easy but when all is done it’s going to be an amazing quilt.
Just crazy well done…
Only one week to baste and applique next prepping for quilting….
50 State Hawaiian Quilt Wallhanging Illinois – Violet
Illinois was settled in 1720 and became a state on December 3, 1818. The violet is the state’s designated flower. Designed by John Serrao. 45″ x 45″
Ikumi’s Dove Orchid Hawaiian Quilt
John doesn’t design birds because every time he designs a Hawaiian quilt with birds the quilter, John likes to say, flies or moves back to the mainland. So no birds and no leaving but he designs orchids even dove orchids breaking that kapu. Congratulations Ikumi for a beautiful quilt. I hope you quilt with us…