Tutu Caroline Correia, Poakalani’s Grandmother was also an avid Hawaiian quilter. Born in 1886 she moved from Ka’u on Hawaii Island to Honolulu when she was only 12. Soon after married at a very young age started her family and began her quilting passion. Poakalani often spoke of her home being full with women quilting…
Category: Amazing Quilts
Hawaiian Quilts Designed by John. Thank you ladies for allowing me to share your quilts to a larger audience of quilting enthusiasts.
Yokohama 2017 – Island Flowers
We’re home from the most amazing Hawaiian quit exhibit held in Yokohama, Japan… and here are a few quilts we wanted to share with you. It was a huge undertaking that started back in 2012 when we first attempted to have all Eight Hawaiian Islands represented in our 2014 Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit at the Honolulu…
Visiting the Bishop Museum today…
And the Hulia Ano Exhibit… what a great day. 3 quilts on display.
Healing The Soul
Many Hawaiian quilts tell stories of legends, births, favorite flowers, and even historical events. Some conveys hope. This quilt was designed and quilted by my sister of the heart for John who is going through some difficult health issues. Designed with some elements of the Sumo Yokozuna wrestlers attire it’s Kumu Kimi’s wish that it…
What did you do on Mother’s day?
We had an amazing time laying out this beautiful quilt for a fellow quilter. A great day in many ways. Designed by John.
Quilting Across Generations
Congratulations to Maluhia for completing Aunty’s Chrysanthemum Closet Quilt. Generations old and lovingly mended and quilted. Vintage Design Applique by Aunty and Quilted by Maluhia. So Beautiful.
Sometimes You Just Know…
…That it’s time to put away that needle and thread and breakout the sewing machine. Our amazing and wonderful Margaret e-mailed me this photo of her last hand-made quilt. She explained that her fingers are too painful to do any type of hand sewing and quilting. Her story is not the first time I’ve heard it…
No don’t focus your eyes.
Another amazing quilt by Pat. The beauitful Rose quilt design by John using a variegated fabric.
Makes you want to hulahula.
Our Toshie is quite small in stature BUT she loves making those large King and Queen size quilts. This quilt depicts the many hula implements dancers use when dancing the hula. An amazing personal design by John Serrao for our amazing Certified instructor Toshie.
Pat’s Secret Quilt – Amazing
Designed and Quilted by Pat, Another masterpiece using the Hawaiian Method of Reverse Applique. A secret because today is the first day we saw it. I’m loving this.
Sneak Peek – Yokohama 2015
Thank you Kumu Yuko for letting us have a sneak peek of your quilt to be displayed in the Yokohama 2015 Na Kupulau Poakalani Quilt Exhibit. So beautiful. Whales and Fishes. It’s going to be an amazing show. I can’t wait.
Linda’s New Adventure
Linda’s next project. The Breadfruit-Ulu design. Hopefully it will live up to its tradition of bringing prosperity to one’s home. Design by John Serrao
Tomiko’s Lily Pond
Tomiko’s Lily Pond – A combination of Echo Quilting, Definitive Quilting and those beautiful Moa Waewae(Chicken Feet) Stitch. Tomiko is an amazing quilter, quilt instructor and hanai sister and her quilts are always a masterpiece of design.
Another Amazing Quilt By Pat
While some of us were taking the holiday weekend off Pat was still quilting away. Another amazing quilt by Pat. The breadfruit/ulu design. Legend says that anyone who finishes a ulu quilt they will not want for anything in life. Congratulations Pat.
I”m just calling this the happy quilt because when I look at it I can’t help but smile. Mie was able to use all the leftover scrap fabric from previous quilts. 45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao.