Hawaiian Quilt Pattern Workshop
The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising will feature Hawaiian Quilts: God in Expression from Feb. 17 through August 2, 2012. The exhibition will feature Hawaiian Quilts from the Henry and Angela Hite Collection.
Meet Guest Curator Elizabeth Akana and trace copies of some of the most popular Hawaiian quilt patterns. Elizabeth is sharing her patterns with us. Select three patterns from Elizabeth’s collection, and trace them. We will supply each participant with alphanumeric dotted pattern paper to trace 3 patterns. Cost: $10.00/person. Call Megan Osborne at 970-491-6648 for a reservation.
Originally brought to the islands by New England missionaries, Hawaiian appliqué quilts are unique for their “snowflake” designs. Imbued with the myths and traditions of the native Hawaiian population and references to the plant life and mythology of the islands, Hawaiian quilts are among the most visually striking of all quilt designs.
Guest Curator Elizabeth Akana is one of Hawaii’s premier quilt historians as well as a quilter, teacher, and lecturer. She has been demonstrating the art of Hawaiian quilting since 1972 and has taught and lectured throughout the United States, New Zealand, and Japan. As a guiding force behind the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project which documented hundreds of historic quilts throughout the islands, she has been an advocate for the preservation of this cultural art form. Her quilts are included in many private and corporate collections, and have been accepted in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions.
About the Avenir Museum:
Event Contact: Megan Osborne can be reached at (970) 491-6648
|Calendar Name:||College of Applied Human Sciences|
|Event Category:||Applied Human Sciences Events|
|Start Time:||05:00 PM|
|End Time:||09:00 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Friday, April 13, 2012|
|Event Ends On:||Friday, April 13, 2012|
|Submitter's Name:||Lauren Cox|