Did you know that the Paulownia the flower for Iwate is native to North America. This design is for our friends in the Iwate Prefecture.
Tottori’s Nashi Pearl Blossom amazingly beautiful.
I finally completed all the graphics for the flowers of the 47 Japan Prefectures. My eyes are crossed but the designs came out beautiful. What a talent John has. The Gentian the flower for all our friends in the Nagano Prefecture.
One of my favorite ladies, Kumu Susie who lives in Saitama where the Primrose is their prefecture flower also one of my favorite flower.
Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry dominate the economy of Akita and the Fukui Butterbur is their designated flower. Designed by John Serrao
The Tsutsuji loved and admired worldwide. Known to most as the Azalea this prefecture flower is for our friends in Shizuoka.
The camphor tree grows big and strong but the flowers are dainty and small. For our friends in the Saga Prefecture. Like the Camphor tree this quilt symbolizes long life, strength and like the tiny flowers unexpected happy surprises.
Some people call it the Mountain Peach but it’s known more for its fruit than it’s petal-less flower. For our friends in Kochi Prefecture here is your Hawaiian Quilt Design for your Yamamomo.
To all our quilters from the Kumamoto prefecture your designated flower the Gentian. A beautiful flower that makes a very beautiful Hawaiian quilt design. 45″ x 45″
The Oleander found worldwide especially in Hiroshima where it’s their designated flower.
After much research it was a nice surprise to find out that sometimes we’re not all that different. For our friends in the Miyazaki Prefecture their designated flower the Hamayu was our Queen Emma’s favorite flower the Spider Lily.
It has been a long, hot and humid summer. Counting down the days until we leave for Yokohama. I’m hoping it will be much cooler there than here in the islands. 92 degrees at 7PM but seeing friends and family in October will be a welcomed journey. To our friends in the Yamaguchi Prefecture…
Yes, we’re going to Yokohama, Japan on October 11 for an amazing quilt exhibit from October 14-19. 21 Certified Poakalani Hawaiian Quilt Instructors will be showcasing their quilts in this Hawaiian Quilt ONLY quilt exhibit. All the quilts are designed by John and of course some from Tutu Correa. We’re excited and to show our appreciating John has…