Kauai Quilt Show Winners

Here are photos of the top three favorites as voted on by visitors to our show!

First Place Viewers Choice by Toni W. – gorgeous batiks in tropical colors


Second Place Viewers Choice by Carole W. – gorgeous bird of paradise


Third Place Viewers Choice by Cheryl B. – stunning indigo and sashiko


We had a great show! We sold several quilts! We received such nice compliments from our visitors!

I personally sold SIX items!!!


Paradise Time


Wall Hanging – Calm Waters-Dusk


Wall Hanging – Calm Waters-Blue

And THREE wall hangings similar to this little turtle!!  🙂


I’ll take a bit of a break this afternoon, but tomorrow I gotta get busy…!!





Kauai Quilt Show 2017-Part 2

As promised, here are some pictures taken at random of the show! Enjoy!

This year, we have storefront windows for display! Sorry for the glare on the glass, but what a lovely presentation! Left to right – all are donations quilts for sale!

Get ready to be dazzled!! 🙂


Pretty awesome, right?! My apologies to the artists whose quilts I missed. Some were sold before I could get a picture!

I hope you enjoy the pictures, but the quilts are so much more vibrant in person! Please visit as soon as you can! The show runs through February 22!




A few more photos from KQS

It will be a few days before I sit the quilt show again so I thought I would share more photos I took during the opening day! Again, these are just random in order.



I have been asked if any of the quilts are for sale. Yes…any quilts that are for sale have a green sticker on the information card like this…


including this one I made…on my right and the Monstera Leaf on my left…


as well as our charity quilts have pink stickers…which SOMEHOW I failed to photograph! I’ll post a photo of those later…if there are any left! Sorry…



Lady Luck Strikes Again!

Good Thursday morning to you! Thanks for stopping by!

For #TBT, I send you to this post…remember what I said about entering contests or drawings?! Ok…read on…

If you participated in this year’s Row by Row Experience, you SHOULD have at least finished a row pattern from your closest or most favorite shop so a photo could be submitted for the prize drawing. I only did one row from our little island, Kauai – from Vicky’s Fabrics. I submitted my photo on October 26…whew! just before the deadline of October 31!! Yay, me!!

Row by Row 2015

Row by Row 2015

The shop drew 5 names and mine was one of them!!! Whoohoo!!

Here is my loot prize…!

Door prize from Vicky's Fabrics, Kapaa, HI

Door prize from Vicky’s Fabrics, Kapaa, HI

A very nice cloth logo bag, 2016 Contemporary Quilts calendar, The Big Book of Patchwork from Judy Hopkins, “All Wrapped Up” pattern from In Between Stiches, and a bundle of 6-1/2 yard cuts including Designer Essential Flora by Free Spirit!

I have a gorgeous quilt to look at each month…


I have some sweet fabrics to make something for a sweet new granddaughter…


Perhaps, the pattern “All Wrapped Up” might be just the right thing! AND a big book of possibilities for future projects! What an awesome prize, right?! Thank you, Vicky’s Fabrics!!

So, again, I repeat…enter those contests, giveaways, and/or drawings…EVERY time you can!

One other bit of luck we are enjoying here in Kauai. The Robert Kaufman ‘Kona Cotton 30 Quilts for 30 Years’ trunk show of quilts is here…AGAIN!! You can see the book of quilts here.

The first group of 10 quilts were at Vicky’s shop this past summer. Here is a few of the quilts I saw…


“Picnic Plaid” by Freshly Pieced


“Cascade” by Stitched in Color and “River Run” by Esch House Quilts


“Tangled” by Rita Hodge and “Parallels: Slingshots” by Empty Bobbin Studios

Now, I am working part-time at Discount Fabric Warehouse and they are the lucky recipients of another group of 10 quilts from the book!!

“Twister Shimmer” by Marilyn Foreman


“Lotus” by Julie Herman


“Solids Soire” by Johnna Masko

Here are some close-ups of the quilting…yep, I get to drool over enjoy looking at these every week!

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AND, the last group of 10 quilts will be at Vicky’s Fabrics in February!! Aren’t we the lucky ones?! This collection is amazing and to have all 30 quilts on our little island is a BIG DEAL!

I hope you get lucky to view and enjoy these quilts in person, too!! If you get to visit Kauai in November, pop in and say Hi! I’d love to meet you!


Quilt Event Part 1

Yesterday I mentioned our trip to New Mexico and how I squeezed in not one, but two quilt events! It didn’t start out that way…sometimes things just work out!

The Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts in Alamogordo, NM was on the wish list for 2014 and it conveniently just so happened to fall during a week in June that would work for the trip to clean out the storage unit. I’ll talk to you more about that tomorrow.

My treat for all the hard work cleaning out the storage unit earlier in the week was to go to the Festival on Friday, but…then my mom informed me of a quilt exhibit on display at the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs, NM. Cool!! I knew I would have the entire day to myself so I could pop in there before heading to the Festival!

“Beyond Tradition” by the Studio Art Quilt Associates of New Mexico (SAQA) includes the banner artworks of “Enchanted Threads/A Walk in the Wild” which had been on display at the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center in the winter of 2012.

A Walk in the Wild banners

A Walk in the Wild banners

A-Maizing by Nora Bebee

A-Maizing by Nora Bebee

Close up of A-Maizing-dimensional beading & tassels

Close up of A-Maizing-dimensional beading & tassels


S is For...#3 by Shannon Conley (Note this one is reversible!)

S is For…#3 by Shannon Conley (Note this one is reversible!)

S is for...#4 by Shannon Conley

S is for…#4 by Shannon Conley

The 18 banners were included with the exhibit “A Color Runs Through It”. The challenge for the artists was open to all the SAQA members. The works are 18 inches by 24 inches in either vertical or horizontal orientation. They were challended to use black and/or white and any tint/shade of gray in between, plus any number of tints/shades of one color. The pieces are stunning and I took a few photos to share with you.

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These are a few I really admired from the “Beyond Traditional” entries…they remind me of our days living in New Mexico. We could enjoy Sierra Blanca from our deck every day and have fond memories of exploring pueblos and the ancient petroglyphs at Three Rivers near Tularosa, NM.


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And, of course, I was happy to see some that appeal to my beachy side!!





What made this exhibit even more special was enjoying it with my quilting friend, Rita Galaska. She is a national award winning quilter and pattern designer. (I know some pretty cool people!! In fact, one of her quilting endeavors won a Viewer’s Choice Blue ribbon at the event I will share tomorrow!!)

We had a great time looking at all of these pieces. Even though some were not to our taste, be both can appreciate the artists’ time and efforts in creating each one.

Should you find your way to New Mexico, the fiber arts and quilting community is vibrant and exciting. I hope you check it out! 🙂


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