In 1988, Nancy and Janice published their first Hawaiian quilt patterns: a bed-sized pattern, Lei Kukui, designed by Nancy; two sets for blocks or pillows, Tropical Floral and Royalty & Hula, designed jointly; and a wall hanging, Woodland Lei, designed by Nancy.
The next step was for Nancy and Janice to create our incredible book, Design Your personal Hawaiian Quilt. This 66 page book is full of pictures, illustrations and instruction. It also includes a 2 hour DVD, where Nancy and Janice show you their designing process. Be inspired by the surroundings and experiences of their students in Hawai'i as they design their quilts, Visit the Bailey House Museum on Maui, and the Grove Farm Homestead on Kaua'i to view a portion of their priceless Hawaiian quilt pattern collection.
This is how my adventure began in the Hawaiian quilting world. Nancy taught me using the Design Your personal Hawaiian Quilt Book to create my first Hawaiian queen size bed quilt which is also my first Hawaiian quilt ever. It only seemed appropriate that I make my first Hawaiian quilt a snowflake. I was born and raised in Wyoming and LOVE winter. I blame it on my ancestors, I always say "I was made to live on an iceberg." This photo is when it was basted and ready to go. I now have one eighth left to needleturn. There have been a few distractions along the way. I am almost there though. I will share it again, I hope in the near future when the needleturn is complete!
I see Hawaiian quilting as a traditional quilting process which stands the test of time.