Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kapaia Stitchery

While we were visiting Hawaii last week we experienced a daily rainstorm. This left time to stay indoors and work on personal projects. I took along my sewing machine, Todd had his guitar, and Bob had his lap top. I also went to visit one of my favorite quilt stores.
Kapaia Stitchery is one of the largest quilt stores on the island of Kauai. They carry Superior Threads and Bob and I went here 4 years ago to do a Thread Lecture.

They have a very active guild in Kauai and they are not afraid to use bright, tropical colors. Their idea of country colors is VERY different than our mid-western concept.
For anyone traveling to the islands, this would be a great stop.

They have an extensive selection for those who sew their own Aloha Shirts and Mu mu's.
There are many, many bolts of fabric, notions, patterns, and a friendly staff that makes this store enjoyable to visit.

We had to do some creative luggage rearranging after my purchases!

Hula Quilt

Traditional Hawaiian quilt.

4 comments:

  1. I'd like to get the pattern for the quilt hanging on the left side of the first picture. Clicked on the link for the store, and it just googled the store name.

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  2. WANNNABEaquilter04@yahoo.comMay 14, 2009 at 1:36 AM

    I would too...I even looked up the name of it, and can't find it. Does the store have a website? Thanks!

    Nancy

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  3. Too much coffee already! And one too many 'N's in my email address...should be WANNABEaquilter04.

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  4. Nancy, it looks like the name on the tag is Pretty Pyramids, and as best I can tell, it is from Willow Brook Quilts. I can't find them or the pattern, either.

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