The quilts presently being offered were all made by Emi Wakayama, now in her late seventies, one of the very top quilters of this island. Hawaiian quilts are painstakingly made over many months (the large Monstera quilt displayed below took over a year to complete) because of the traditional “tight” quilting consisting of approximately 32 stitches over a four-inch stretch, using the “wave” pattern of expanding contours until one “wave” meets another. A “wave” is repeated every half- inch. A very rough estimate of the number of stitches in a quilt such as Monstera, would be 65,000 to 75,000 stitches.
A few vintage quilts from the 1920’s and the 1930’s will be added later. Please check this site again.
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