Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quilt Show & Fabric Bingo

The quilt show this last weekend was full of fun and educational too. Thursday night, Carolyn Gregory gave a lecture about the Prince Albert Quilt Collection that comprises the antique quilts purchased for decorating the Princeville hotel when it originally opened.  The hotel has now given them to the Prince Albert Foundation to care for them.  It was great to see such a wonderful quilt collection up close.
This breadfruit (ulu) quilt was made for the Presidential Suite of the hotel.  It was made in 1985.This quilt is two-color quilt is from the early 1800's.  A traditional Hawaiian quilt unknown pattern with exquisite quilting.  Show & tell and buying door prize tickets were both popular activities at the show. This is a group quilt the No Nene Quilters made for one of our quilt sisters. My favorite night was fabric bingo night.  We played for prizes donated by local sponsors using Hawaiian themed quilt bingo cards.  For example, grandmother's flower garden was tutu's garden and friendship star was ohana (family) star.  Each square marker was a hand pieced origami fabric square with a bead in the center.  So fancy!

With this image of a early Hawaiian flag quilt from the Prince Albert Collection I'll say "a hui ho" until next year from the North Shore Quilt Show.

4 comments:

susan said...

i talked to jeni and she sounded pretty wiped out after the show but sounds like it was a wonderful success! who was the quilt made for, kind of a wierd shape. how is georgia...do you know where she is? i am so sad...i love her so much!!! we kind of shored each other up during our time of loss. isnt max the cutest?!! mark hates to admit anyone is(was) cuter than libby, but he thinks max is the cutest baby he has ever seen. and whats up with lisa?!! i am sick of seeing those boxed jellies on her web site...i know she was going to teach a class but geez lawheez...i dont bother calling cause she never answers the stupid phone. oh well...we are off to see willie nelson tonight...hopefully it doesnt flood in green bay (everytime we go to a concert we get stuck in a blizzard or something). it is barely 64 today but at least the sun is out :-)

susan said...

hey! just got a note from megan inviting me to the opening of a show of doreen's quilts at the Off Center Studios in madison. should work out good...on the next day we can go on down and over to stevensville and pick up my gammill. i got it serviced, a new metal stand with heavy duty castors, a laser light and big bobbin...i am so excited about getting it back up and running. plus, megan and matti will be flying in from san francisco for the opening so i will get to see her. mark doesnt know yet that we will be going but i am stoked!

Keomailani said...

aloha,
can you tell me the name of the quilt pattern on the table cloth on your opening page? I have a 100 + year old quilt my grandmother hand stitched with this pattern. Do you know the name of the pattern? her is my email
kuulei7@sbcglobal.net
mahalo for your time.
kuulei

Keomailani said...

aloha,
Can you please tell me the name of the pattern on the tablecloth in the Mahamoku House Quilt Exihibit? I have a 100+ year old quilt my grandmother hand stitched with this pattern on it. Do you know the name of it? Mahalo for your time,
Kuulei