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Hawaiian Quilts from the private collection of Henry Hite -  Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum  •   Golden, Colorado
April 22, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Hawaiian Quilts from the Henry and Angela Hite Collection. The Hite collection is a remarkable group of both old and new Hawaiian quilts from Hawaii and the Philippines. Also, colorful Amish and Mennonite quilts from the museum collection will be on display.

Most folks don’t think of “Hawaii” and “quilt” in the same breath because it’s so warm there, but he said quilters in Hawaii quickly developed their own themes and techniques. Among the most visually striking of all quilt designs, Hawaiian appliqué quilts are unique for their “snowflake” designs. Originally brought to the islands by New England missionaries, these special quilts are imbued with the myths and traditions of the native Hawaiian population, and references to the plant life and mythology of the islands.

His quilts date from 1890 to about 1992. They’re made by appliquing one color on top of another, the top color featuring a design with Hawaiian themes, such as palm trees, bread fruit or pineapples, but there are also flag themes that feature both the Hawaiian flag and American flags.

Reception: April 26, 2019 from 6 - 8pm


Venue Info:
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
200 Violet St., Suite 140
Golden, CO 80401
United States