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Quilt, hawaiian
Kapa kuiki


 218.4 x 218.4 cm

 Hawaii, Polynesia

 Light blue background with white appliqued design, pikake tuberose pattern. Made and designed by Hannah Kuumililani Cummings Baker. The pattern is constructed of three joined sections. This quilt has a light blue border with scallop design on the inner side. It also has square corners, blue binding along edges except for one corner and side done in white. This quilt in 1978 was the 1st place winner in the Great Quilts of America Competition. Mrs. Baker was a well-known quilter who learned from her mother and great-grandmother. Over the years she desined and collected many patterns, many now here, which she generously shared with her students. As a quilting instructor for 30 years, she's estimated to have taught 2,000 women the art of quilting. Mrs. Lillian Macedo is her daughter who continues the tradition by teaching the art form on the continent.

Collection Name: Lillian Macedo

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