Bishop Museum Media

Mealii Kalama, Hawaiian Quilter 1974

Presented in 1974 by Department of Recreation with The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts of Hawaiʻi and directed by Tip Davis this program is about how to make Hawaiian quilts with Mealiʻi Kalama. Scenes include Kalama's relationship with Kawaihaʻo Church and grounds; how she is inspired; making a pattern from a sketch; quilting advice; colors and materials; tracing the pattern and cutting; stitching; padding; quilting as a group. This footage is from Bishop Museum accession number 1991.0166.0193.

Languages: English


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