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Stories, projects are pieced together at sewing classes

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    Genie Kauhane, center, gets praise and suggestions from her classmates on the quilt squares she just completed.

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    Danikapatrick, 9, receives some pointers from classmate Maria Seinitz.

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    Alma Nagao, left, and Eunice Higashi talk politics and the complications of renewing a driver’s license after age 72. They are students in the sewing classes upstairs at Kuni Island Fabrics. Sometimes they sew.

In a quiet second-story room in Moiliili, the top floor of an old mochi factory with little windows that let in powdery light, women gather in that way that women (andsometimes men) have for centuries, to sew and talk, to teach and learn, to fix stitches and mend hearts and solve the problems of the world. Read more

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