Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Wilcox Quilt Exhibit in Hanalei

It's a special week in Hanalei, May 2nd thru 9th the Grove Farm Museum is sharing the Wilcox quilts with the community in the wonderful settings of Waioli Mission House & Makamoku Museums.  If you can't attend, here are some images I'd like to share with you.  First stop the Waioli Mission House built in 1836 by Abner & Lucy Wilcox.
Take off your shoes, you are in Hawaii after all and step in the front door.

You are tempted to sit a spell in the parlor and have a cup of tea, but there are quilts to see. 
 Here's an Album quilt made by church members in 1851 from Norfolk, Connecticut and sent to Abner & Lucy Wilcox as a sentimental gesture.
A Cox's Comb quilt, I just love seeing quilts displayed on period furniture.  The mosquito net reminds you that you are in the tropics and not in New England.

A blue & white drunkard's path quilt

Hawaiian tapa on top of New England woven coverlet. There are many more quilts in the collection and 
the book entitled The Wilcox Quilts in Hawaii documents the history of the quilts in greater detail.
Tomorrow, I will share my pictures of the Hawaiian quilts from Mahamoku. Aloha


2 comments:

susan said...

wow! you're back! i wondered what happened to you...like i should talk. i finally posted on my blog today. glad to hear from you.

Carla said...

I was looking for ideas on how to quilt a hawaiian quilt I am working on and came across your blog. Your pictures are very helpful for a beginner like me. I knew to echo quilt the background, but was wondering how to quilt the applique itself. Your photos show some beautiful quilts, wish I could see them in person.