On this day in 1891, Lili’uokalani was crowned the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai’i. The queen was also a trained musician and composed over 150 songs, including, “Aloha Oe,” about the Hawaiian Islands.
Therese Kaaimalani Isaacs Kapiko Quinn of Honolulu made this red and white hand appliqued wholecloth quilt, titled “Liliuokalani’s Fans and Kahilis” around 1943. The quilt is part of the Washington Place Collection (Greek Revival palace where Liliuokalani once lived), and was documented in 1990 as part of the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project.
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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance