Archive for the 'Hawaiian Quilting' Category

Da Mystery Road Trip Revealed, Part Thirty-Six

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011


Baker City. It’s a town that gives you such a sense of history! I just told Izzie that I would love to do a walking tour of the town sometime, and find out more about the wonderful old buildings that populate the downtown area. It was really hard to leave Turn the Page Books and head back out to the car; we were beginning to feel a little pressure because home was still a long ways away. (more…)

Aloha Across The Ocean

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Since I’m on staff at Alohaworld and active on the message board, I get to meet a lot of new people. And one person has come into my life who has blessed me with so much aloha from across the ocean. (more…)

Mokihana’s Hawaiian Quilting Journey: Part Three

Tuesday, June 8th, 2004

Yeah, yeah, yeah…. eh! Weah stay Part Two anden!!

Well, before I had a chance to finish that, along came the opportunity to take another class with Nancy Lee Chong, this time in Hawaiian Quilt Design. Actually, the class is part of a 3-day one, but as I’ve already taken the rest of the classes from her, I’m going to concentrate on just the principles of design this time. (more…)

Mokihana’s Hawaiian Quilting Journey: Class and the start of a quilt! Part One

Monday, November 3rd, 2003

Oh wow. The class with Nancy Lee Chong was fantastic! I was a great enabler and encouraged my friends Susie and Julie to take the plunge too. The class was held at A Common Thread quilt store in Lake Oswego, a wonderful place filled with absolutely wonderful fabrics.

Nancy is an awesome teacher! She’s friendly, informative and extremely knowledgeable. She made learning fun, and had all kinds of tip and techniques to show us, so that by the end of the weekend we all had a working knowledge of how to begin our quilts. (more…)

Mokihana’s Hawaiian Quilting Journey: Class!

Sunday, August 17th, 2003

I’ve kinda put my quilting project on hold, and have been concentrating on my beadwork, knowing that this coming weekend (August 21-22) I’ll be lucky enough to be taking a class from Nancy Chong, one of the premiere Hawaiian quilting teachers around. I’m leaving here on Thursday night so that I can be in Philomath first thing Friday morning. (more…)

Mokihana’s Hawaiian Quilting Journey: Week Two

Thursday, July 17th, 2003

I thought I’d come out the winner this week. And I did, sorta. Eventually. I got my new fabric all washed and ready and started cutting. Unfortunately, I musta been half asleep at the time, because I cut it wrong and had to go back to the fabric store yet again! Sheesh! Fabric 6, Mokihana O. (more…)

Mokihana’s Hawaiian Quilting Journey: Week One

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

In order to survive my grueling work schedule (7 days a week, sometimes 12-hour days), I decided to begin making a Hawaiian quilted pillow. Every Tuesday I attend a group where the focus in on our creativity; I’ve done beadwork and handspinning there, but for the summer decided to start doing some Hawaiian quilting, which I’ve been wanting to do for many years. Each woman brings what she wants to work on, so there is considerable freedom and variety in what kind of projects make their way out to the log cabin in the Oregon woods. (more…)