The Nakasone home is a canvas for mom Sharon, who's been gathering remnants and scraps of fabric for decades.
With an eye for color and sense of design, she's made hundreds of quilts. But, a diagnosis of breast cancer and a double mastectomy six years ago had her thinking pink.
"Susan Komen is difficult because it's all this dark pink and I feel if I did everything monochromatic it won't jump at you, so I use certain colors that will blend nicely together and I love contrast," said Nakasone.
Her Komen quilts, using cut up t-shirts take hours to complete. She gives them to fellow survivors, or to the Komen organization to auction off at fundraising events.
People who make Hawaiian quilts feel part of their personal mana transfers onto the quilt for the recipient, so same principal," said Nakasone. "If I go to a fabric store and I see some fabrics that jumps at me saying, 'Buy me,' I say OK, I gotta take that one home with me."
She hopes her quilts speak to their recipients reminding them they are not alone.
"You know when you talk to survivors you get that ohana feel and you feel that they're part of you -- family and friends," said Nakasone.
There's something else stitched into the quilt not visible to the naked eye -- the love of someone devoted to the craft and concern of someone who knows first-hand pain, healing and recovery.