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00:00:05 - Creating a block of the month system

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Partial Transcript: This is Joyce Starr Johnson.

Segment Synopsis: Cesar's pattern company developed a block of the month system for quilt shops. When asked to be a part of a book, Cesar had to step out of her comfort zone and machine quilt for the sake of time.

Keywords: Block of the months; Borders; Contemporary Hawaiian Quilting; Hand appliques; Hawaiian Quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Machine quilting; Pattern companies; Quilt shops; Quilters; Quilting; Quiltmakers; Quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Sewing machines.; Textiles.

00:02:26 - Hand quilting

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Partial Transcript: Do you typically hand-quilt many of your own things?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar tends to lean toward hand quilting, so creating a machine quilt was out of her comfort zone.

Keywords: Applique; Arts and crafts; Creativity; Fusing; Hand piecing; Hand quilting; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Machine piecing; Machine quilting; Piecing; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Techniques; Thimbles

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Sewing machines.; Textiles.

00:02:57 - Quilt description and Hawaiian quilting

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Partial Transcript: Do you tend to specialize in Hawaiian quilting designs?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar's quilt reflects Hawaiian healing and medicinal plants. Certain plants bring good luck in Hawaiian culture.

Keywords: Fabrics; Good luck; Hand-dyed quilts; Hawaiian healing; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Hawaiian words; Kalo; La'au; Lapa'au; Laua'e; Medicinal plants; Medicines; Motifs; Patchworks; Purples; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Sacred burial grounds; Tea leaf plants; Textiles; Wall quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:06:23 - Giving quilts away

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Partial Transcript: What is your intent with this quilt?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar doesn't have a plan in mind for this quilt, but she has been giving many of her quilts away to family members to maintain tradition.

Keywords: Arts and crafts; Baby quilts; Creativity; Family members; Giveaways; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Selling; Teaching

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:07:30 - Learning to sew and quilt

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Partial Transcript: Can you tell me a little bit about your own personal history with quilting? When it started, who taught you?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar learned to quilt when she wanted to improvise fabric panels in the entertainment center she and her husband built. After failing on her own, she took a class with Carol Kamaile and began quilting.

Keywords: Arts and crafts; Carol Kamaile; Classes; Creativity; Designs; Doll quilts; Fabric panels; Fabrics; Grandmothers; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Learning; Painting; Patterns; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Sewing; Textiles

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:09:05 - The role of quilting in her life

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Partial Transcript: And, uh, so, what role has quilting played in your life since then?

Segment Synopsis: Quilting is what Cesar considers her full-time job, so it has played a big role in her life.

Keywords: Arts and crafts; Creativity; Full-time jobs; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Professional quilters; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:09:24 - Teaching fewer quilting classes

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Partial Transcript: And so describe to me what your typical daily or weekly activities are.

Segment Synopsis: Cesar travels too frequently to maintain the weekly quilting classes she was teaching, so she handed them down to Carol Kamaile, and she attends and teaches at workshops when she can.

Keywords: Arts and crafts; Ben Franklin store; Carol Kamaile; Creativity; Hawaii; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilting classes; Hawaiian quilts; Mission Houses Museums; Pattern companies; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Travels

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:10:28 - Teaching Hawaiian quilting

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Partial Transcript: And talk a little bit about your travels.

Segment Synopsis: Cesar didn't travel much while her daughter was in high school, but after her graduation, she began traveling more. Her travels have included quilting tours to Japan and other places. She taught women in Hawaii how to quilt as well.

Keywords: Appliques; Battings; Berkley; Demonstrations; Dyeing; Fabric dyeing; Fabrics; Government contracts; Hawaiian patterns; Houston (Tex.); Impacts; Japan; Michigan; Minneapolis (Minn.); Politicians; Quilt Hawaii; Quilting tours; Sewing; Teachers; Teaching

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:14:54 - Family and quilting

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Partial Transcript: I mean, you've talked about, uh, how your daughter's age impacted your quilting. In what way has your quilting impacted your daughter, or your husband, or your family?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar's daughter is not yet interested in quilting, though she feels hope that she may become interested in the future.

Keywords: Angels; Artistic; Basting; Bribes; Daughters; Fabrics; Hawaiian patterns; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Paintings; Quilt guild auctions; Quilters; Quilting; Quilting stitches; Quilts; Stitching; Techniques; Textiles

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:17:18 - What makes a quilt great

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Partial Transcript: In your opinion, what makes a quilt great?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar thinks the impact a quilt has influences whether or not it is great.

Keywords: Applique; Art quilts; Arts and crafts; Baltimore Album quilts; Creativity; Fabrics; Hand quilting; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Heirloom quilts; Impacts; Machine quilting; Machine works; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Stitching; Techniques; Textiles; Traditional Hawaiian quilts; Traditional quilts; User quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Sewing machines.; Textiles.

00:19:32 - What makes a quilter great

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Partial Transcript: What do you think makes a great quilter?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar appreciates those around her who can do the things which she cannot. Great quilters vary depending on what they do.

Keywords: Applique; Arts and crafts; Creativity; Fabrics; Forgiving; Hand quilting; Handworks; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Invisible applique stitches; Machine quilting; Miniature quilts; Patchworks; Precision; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Sally Collins; Stitching; Techniques; Textiles

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:20:34 - Curating quilt exhibits at museums

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Partial Transcript: If you were the curator of a museum, how would you decide upon which quilts you would include?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar is curating a quilt show at the San Jose Quilt Museum. She believes that curation has to have a theme, but the quilts depend on what the museum wants to show.

Keywords: Arts and crafts; Contemporary Hawaiian quilts; Creativity; Curating; Curators; Fabrics; Guilds; Hand quilting; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting Applique; Hawaiian quilts; Machine quilting; Machine quilts; Museums; Quilters; Quilter’s guilds; Quilting; Quilts; San Jose Quilt Museum; Stitching; Techniques; Textiles; Themes; Traditional quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:22:19 - Quilting as a form of relaxation

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Partial Transcript: Um, you mentioned that you like to do the handwork. What is it about doing handwork that brings you pleasure?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar finds quilting and handwork to be relaxing, so she does it when she watches TV.

Keywords: Applique; Arts and crafts; Creativity; Hand quilting; Handworks; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Patience; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Relaxations; Techniques

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:23:15 - Representation of Hawaiian women in Hawaiian quilting

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Partial Transcript: Um, when you think back, maybe particularly about Hawaiian quilts, what has that represented to the women of Hawaii?

Segment Synopsis: Hawaiian women see quilting as a spiritual activity. The spirit is put to rest after a quilter dies by burning the quilts they made or giving them to those who were promised the quilts.

Keywords: Animals; Commemorative quilts; Deaths; Double meanings; Events; Friendships; Guilds; Homing pigeons; Individuals; Interpersonal relationships; Loves; Mana; Motivations; Names; Promised; Quilt burning; Representations; Spirits; Spirituality; Symbolisms

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:26:04 - Double meanings in Hawaiian quilts

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Partial Transcript: There's, there's a couple, um, like--I'll tell you a couple of funny stories--

Segment Synopsis: Cesar gives examples of double meanings within Hawaiian quilts.

Keywords: Arts and crafts; Cheating husbands; Creativity; Double meanings; Fabrics; Flowers; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Historic quilts; Lava flows; Legends; Leis; Lessons; Old Hawaiian quilts; Press gently; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Stitching; Stories; Techniques; Textiles; Traditional quilts; Trees; Wedding quilts; Wreaths

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:28:03 - Quilting during a difficult time

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Partial Transcript: Has quilting ever--we talked about, uh, you know, how, how you s, started and, and everything. Have you ever used it during a particularly difficult time in your life? To get through a hard time?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar uses quilting as a calming tool. She also used it during her divorce to help her through the difficult time.

Keywords: Alone time; Angers; Applique blocks; Arts and crafts; Creativity; Designing; Difficulties; Divorces; Fabrics; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Quilt designs; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Stitching; Techniques; Textiles

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:30:27 - Spirituality in Hawaiian quilting

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Partial Transcript: How do you feel about Hawaiian quilting spreading in popularity on the mainland or in other countries?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar sees a missing spiritual component in mainland quilting that lies in the history of Hawaiian quilting.

Keywords: Animals; Artforms; Aumakua; Backgrounds; Changes; Confusion; Control; Designs; Feelings; Fish; Guides; Histories; Human forms; Kapu; Kapu colors; Kings; Lizards; Mechanics; Missionaries; Owls; Patterns; Popularity; Practical Kapu; Quilting; Royal colors; Spiritual Kapu; Spirituality; Teaching; Western contacts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:37:41 - Quilting's significance

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Partial Transcript: Um, is there anything else that I haven't asked you about your own quilting or how quilting has figured in your life that you would like to share with us?

Segment Synopsis: Cesar shows examples of quilts and fabrics that were important to her throughout her career and explains their significance.

Keywords: Appliques; Background quilting; Baltimore Album quilts; Blanket stitches; Contemporary quilts; Diana Grenhouser; Dimensional flowers; Donation quilts; Echoes; Experiments; Fabrics; Freezer paper method; Fusions; Grids; Hand-dyed fabrics; Handwork; Handworks; Hawaiian quilters; Hawaiian quilting; Hawaiian quilts; Houston (Tex.); Learning; Machine quilting; Machine works; Methods; Norms; Opportunities; Opportunity quilts; Patchworks; Patricia Cox; Patterns; Puritan; Quasi-traditional quilting; Quilters; Quilting; Quilting classes; Quilts; Stitching; Teaching; Techniques; Tediousness; Textiles; Traditional Hawaiian quilters; Wools

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Hawaiian quiltmakers; Hawaiian quilts.; Quilt Expo; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting--United States--Patterns.; Quilting.; Quiltmakers.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.