Hawaiian Quilting
 My grandmother, Rose Lokelani Lum Tam-Hoy, with fellow Master Hawaiian quilter, Kepola Kakalia
Aloha! I offer lessons in beginner Hawaiian quilting.  It is one of my many passions.  I am the 6th generation in my family to quilt Hawaiian-style. My goal is to share the art of quilting with the spirit of aloha.
Hawaiian quilting is primarily hand quilting with machine sewing if necessary. Machine sewing is normally reserved for piecing blocks together when required or for any binding work.
My Hawaiian quilting classes are dedicated to my Kupuna, the late Agnes Lum Kahoe, and my grandmother, Rose Lokelani Tam-Hoy.   We affectionately call our grandmother, Kaimuki Grandma, because she lives in Kaimuki. I have always enjoyed her work and assisted her teaching classes since I was 12 years old.  I continue  our family legacy. 
I will cover historical background, design, cutting, layout, needle-turn appliqué techniques (including basting), marking quilting lines, quilting (both echo and/or definitive styles), and binding.   Students will work on a practice piece, hot pad for the kitchen,  or a pillow pattern.
Class sessions are supplemented by Hawaiian quilting "homework" to expedite your progress.

Please contact me for more information. I have workshops and lessons throughout the year, mostly on weekends. Mahalo.

My cousins, Marc and Shelby, and my brother, 'Aukai, with their quilted pillows designed especially for them (copyright 1979)

I have assisted my grandmother with many of her classes since I was 12 years old. Here I am at the Lanakila Senior Center helping students baste their pattern.

My quilted pillow designed especially for me and given to me as a graduation gift (copyright 1985)

My great grandmother, Agnes Kahoe, and my grandmother, Rose Lokelani Tam-Hoy (copypright 1980)

My grandmother on the grounds of Iolani Palace displaying (from left to right) pillows designed specifically for my cousin, Sheryl-Ann, my brother, Charles, her sister (my aunt), Florence, and her niece (Florence's daughter), Haunani. (copyright 1981)


If your guild or organization is interested in having me present a program for your meetings, workshop, or retreat , please call me at 757.369.0996 or email me at lisarobbins@ohanaartsstudio.com .

Choices of lectures and workshops so please contact me regarding current topics.

Lecture may include speech presentation or Powerpoint presentation, trunk show, and demonstrations. Workshops use one of my original design patterns. The patterns are not included in the cost of the workshop. Those participating in the workshops will be given a supply list with a picture of the quilt. Patterns can be purchased at the workshop.

Lectures (maximum of 1 hour) for $150
Small classes: (max. 10 students) $20 per person per day PLUS cost of pattern
One day Workshops ...(maximum of 6 hours)...................... $350 or $150 for lecture/ demonstration plus opportunity to sell patterns before and after lecture


Mahalo! I look forward to sharing my aloha with you.
Nana i ke kumu
(Look to the source)