Nourish the Body, Nourish the Soul
Inspired by the beautiful symmetry of Hawaiian quilts and the islands' plants and flowers, I designed this quilt with food-plants and flowers, thing which nourish both body and soul. The Ulu or breadfruit is traditionally one's first quilt and the food is a staple in the traditional Hawaiian diet. Taro is also a food staple in the Hawaiian Islands and also in the South Pacific. The pineapple, synonymous with the hospitality in the United States during the early federal era, is also a beautiful plant. The bird of paradise plant grows abundantly in the island, and is stunning in its colors and lines. Finally, the plumeria (also called pikake) smells heavenly!
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Sarah Ann Smith
Hope, Maine 04847 USA