Hawaiʻi Craftsmen

The Hawaiian Quilt : A Cherished Tradition

The Hawaiian Quilt: A Cherished Tradition celebrates the rich family traditions of Hawaiian quilting. It is not a "how-to" film, but rather a sensitive and complete island by island view of traditional quilting practices. In probing the quilters' sources of design inspiration, this video brings the history, philosophy and natural beauty of the islands to life. Featuring interviews with Deborah Kakalia, Mealiʻi Kalama, Gussie Bento, Allen Kanoa, Jane Goo, Junedale Quinores, Hannah Apo, Kathy Nishida, and Robin Jensen. Appearing on camera: Elizabeth Akana, Dennis Keawe, Robert Schleck, Irene Kubo, and the quilters of Ka Hui Kapa Apana o Waimea. Palani Vaughan gives a history of royal quilting patterns; pieces that are inspired by and reflect royal history and Hawaiian sovereignty. Narrated by Aunty Nona Beamer.

Languages: English


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