Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kauai Quilt & Fiber Show 2012 Fabric Printing Class

Lea Ingram will be teaching a fabric printing class at the Kauai Quilt & Fiber Show, Saturday, March 17th. Students will be printing on fabric with leaves and found objects. Here is a photo from a previous fabric printed class.
Example of fabric printed table cloth by Lea Ingram.For more information on Lea Ingram and her quilts please go to her website:
The Artistry of m. Lea Ingram
For sign up sheet for class please see my previous Kauai Quilt & Fiber Show blog.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2012 Kauai Quilt & Fiber Show

Kauai is a small island in the Pacific but is one of the best islands to view quilts and fiber arts in Hawaii. The annual Kauai Quilt & Fiber Show is scheduled for March 2012 at the Church of the Pacific. Below are the links for Schedule of Classes and Sign up sheet for registration.

Monday, February 21, 2011

North Shore Quilt & Fiber Show March 2011

I've been lost in Blogland, admiring everyone else's work & inspirations, but I've made my way out finally to post again.
I have some news to share, the Quilters of Kauai are having their annual show, March 25th & 26th at the Church of the Pacific in Princeville on Kauai. The month of March will also have many events & classes in conjunction with the Quilt Show. Some of the events include Fabric Bingo & a lecture by doll maker Elinor Peace Bailey. Many talented quilters from Kauai will also be teaching classes.

Follow these links for schedule & sign up form.

Kauai Quilt Show Class Signup Form

Here are some pictures from last year's show:
Talented quilter, doll maker, machine embroidery expert, and friend to all quilters, Jeni Hardy who dedicates many of her days & nights to put on the North Shore Quilt & Fiber Show.

Hand Quilting Demonstration By: Eileen Sanders
Tea & Quilt Pattern Tracing with Grove Farm Museum
My Calla Lily Hawaiian Quilt adapted from Grove Farm Museum pattern archives.
If you are on Kauai the month of March, come join the fun!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mahamoku House Quilt Exhibit

I'm continuing the Hanalei Quilt Week with a tour of the Mahamoku House built in 1914 by Mabel Wilcox.    When you first enter the door a table with quilt top displays biographies of five island quilters. Quilts displayed in main living room.
Poinsettia quilt displayed on punee (sleeping bench) that circles the living room. This quilt is quilted using  geometric squares instead of the traditional echo quilting like most Hawaiian quilts.  Many unfinished quilt tops were also displayed.

May 9th this quilt with be part of the special workshop seminar on washing delicate quilts.  My favorite quilt is this Pua Nana La (sunflower quilt). Close up of stipple quilting inside flower.  A close up of echo or wave quilting on sunflower quilt. A beautiful green and white Mokihana quilt. Mokihana is the traditional lei material of Kauai.  I would like to thank the Grove Farm Museum for organizing this lovely & educational exhibit of the Wilcox quilts so sad it lasts only one week.  I very much enjoyed sitting on the lanai (porch) at the Mahamoku House with the ocean breezes dancing on the hand stitched waves of the Hawaiian quilts.  The Grove Farm Museum & Wailoi Mission House are open year around for tours. 
Aloha from the Mahamoku House Quilt exhibit.  

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

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Walk in the Woods

This Sunday started out with an early walk in the woods below my house.  The morning sun was filtering through the Norfolk pines. Down the path the bees were feasting on the sap of a tree. It's amazing to see where honey comes from.  The shell ginger in the meadow was blooming.  This was a funny coincidence because I had just finished a charity quilt using Kauaiana shell ginger fabric from the 80's in a quilt.  Here's a close up of the quilt and the fabric.  It is a great Sunday today.