Kauai Quilt Show 2017

The Kauai Quilt Show 2017 will be from February 10-22 at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihue at the Kauai Society of Artists location. Thank you KSA for allowing us the use of your space.

Here are a few photos from this year’s setup…thanks to all the volunteers!


We are in a new space this year so the layout was carefully planned.


The poles are going up as quilts are being delivered!


Quilts being checked in.


Each quilt is labeled and numbered.


Once labeled, they are ready to hang!


Measuring, lighting is adjusted, hanging & rearranging quilts…busy, busy, busy!


2 of 3 baskets of donation quilts tagged and ready for sale!


Every quilt entered will be displayed…these are waiting for their spot.

I’ll post more pictures tomorrow of the final setup. It came together great and will be an awesome show! We have over 70 quilts and 20+ donation quilts. Various quilts are for sale and there will be Viewer’s Choice awards.

I hope you can attend! Admission is free!





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…



More KQS Meet the Quilter

As promised, here are a few more pictures from the quilt show in Kauai! I was able to get a few more quilters to pose with their quilts.


Quilt maker – Carmen Yasis (her quilt is sold!)

More to follow…




Kauai Quilt Show-Meet the Quilters

Opening day of the Kauai Quilt Show 2016 was fantastic! The day ended with “Meet the Quilter” reception. Not all of the quilts were represented by their respective maker but I snagged a few photos of those in attendance. I will try to get photos of everyone who entered a quilt as the show continues through March 29 so keep checking back!

I took this photo as soon as I arrived for my 2 o’clock shift. The tables in the center will be for the reception.



There are 60 quilts on display! On the display cubes are charity quilts for purchase. I believe we sold five already! I assisted in the sale of the quilt on the left below! A nice couple visiting from Sacramento, CA purchased it as well as a charity quilt!


Here is the cute “Sahlei” sign for the White Elephant Sale area!


I was taking pictures quickly and didn’t get everyone’s name but I will come back later and add names. For now…just enjoy a few of the quilts along with their maker…in no particular order! Even those without a ribbon prize are awesome!


Lastly, me…Bali Pop Rocks on the left had to be folded in half for display (we had to do this for a few quilts due to space limitations) and granddaughter Evelyn’s quilt on the right.

I’ll post more pictures later!

I hope you enjoy these and have a great Saturday!










Kauai Quilt Show 2016-Setup Day

Putting a quilt show together, no matter the size, is a lot of work! The committee plans way in advance for advertising and promotion as well as finding a venue and sponsors.

Today was setup day for the show and I captured a few photos of what goes on behind the scenes. We are using the Kauai Society of Artists’ space at the Kukui Grove Center (mall).

Kukui Grove mall.jpg

An empty space waiting to be filled…



The guys getting ready to setup the poles for the quilts to hang from…thank you!


The quilts start arriving and will have a typed card with information on the front with the name of the quilt and maker. Another paper is attached to the back noting if the quilt will be judged and/or is for sale.



Once the poles are assembled, sheeting is attached to display the quilts…


Now that the quilts are checked in, labeled and hangers attached they are stacked and waiting for their spot in the show!



My quilts are in this pile somewhere!


A request for someone to go up the very tall ladder to hang the donation quilt…guess who was the brave one?! That would be me!




After the donation quilt is hung, the spot light was adjusted and two of my quilting friends, Elizabeth and Cheryl stand in for a test photo! See how much fun this is?!


Meanwhile, sorting and pricing is going fast and furious for the White Elephant Sale! This was where I spent most of my time. There will be an awesome White Elephant on display…check back tomorrow for that! All of the items have been graciously donated and the proceeds will go to charity. There is fabric, patterns, notions, magazines, books and other miscellaneous items that have been collected over the past year just for this.


And then, the quilts start going up!


There is still a heap of quilts to hang…opinions are given, discussed and considered as the show is hung…the quilts get rearranged a few times…




It’s a bit messy but no quilt is harmed in this process!

Check back tomorrow for the finished setup…I had to leave early but I’ll be there for opening day and the “Meet the Quilter” evening!

The Kauai Quilt Show is March 18 – 29 and is FREE admission! We’d love to see you there!





Goodbye July…hello August!

Good Thursday afternoon from Kauai!

Lest you think I’ve either sunk like a stone in the ocean or perhaps blown away in a near-miss tropical storm, I have been busy during these unusually warm days here! The humidity and lack of trade winds has been challenging (remember-most homes on Kauai have no air conditioning, just all the windows wide open!) but I have managed to stay busy on a few things.

First, the Row by Row Experience is well underway around the states (I love seeing what others have accomplished via Facebook!) and I stumbled my way through using Steam-a-Seam 2 and cuff wiggan fusibles! It is ready for applique stitching and quilting!

Row by Row 2015

Row by Row from Vicky’s Fabrics in Kapaa

By the way, the Hawaiian word for turtle is “Honu” (hoe-noo)

I also made another zippered pouch…



The zipper part still isn’t quite what I like, so more testing to do. But this one did turn out pretty nice!

Earlier in the summer, was asked to make this quilt…

Summer color

“Lucky” A Thimble Blossoms pattern by Camille Roskelley

The link for the pattern is here. Here is her blog as well! Her patterns are wonderful, right?!

The fabrics selected are these…

Yummy summer colors!

Yummy summer colors!

First test blocks came out great!

Happy success!

Happy success!

So now half-square triangles are nearing ready to go!


120 white squares plus 120 colored squares…

means 240 HST need trimming!

means 240 HST’s need trimming! NOT my favorite part but right is right – trim and square ’em up!

I am looking forward to my first Kauai Quilt Guild meeting this coming Sunday afternoon! Not only will I start meeting more quilty types but will also have an opportunity to learn a new project- how to make fabric baskets. Here are my supplies…

Riley Blake

Riley Blake’s “Summer Breeze”…oh, so cute!

I’ll post pictures when I finish that! Can’t wait!

Mr G. and I have worked some more on the front yard flower bed. We purchased another palm and some bedding plants.

Areca palms and bedding plants

Areca palms and bedding plants

He also surprised me with a new hibiscus plant!


Love that pink!

Thanks for stopping by and check back for more progress…summer ain’t over yet! 🙂

Stay cool!


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