Thursday, March 24, 2011

Aloha and Mahalo!

One of the joys of visiting a new place is the discovery of new quilt shops, won't you agree? I've had the pleasure of visiting four during my recent visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. The first was the least like the quilt shops I'm used to frequenting on the mainland. Hawaiian Quilt Collection in Queen's Marketplace in Waikoloa had finished quilts and other gift items made in the more traditional Hawaiian quilting style.

Topstitch in Kamuela, had a nice selection of Island Batiks, as well as some beautiful sun prints.


Fabric Impressions in Hilo was where I found real inspiration. They had some lovely blues and greens reminiscent of the gorgeous ocean waters surrounding Hawaii. I had a nice chat with the shop clerk, who had never heard of a quilt along, but thought it sounded wonderful!

Lastly, I visited Quilt Passions in Kailua-Kona. A cruise ship was in harbor that day, so the shop was full. I found a few more fabrics for the Supernova qa, including a great turtle batik that is exclusive to the shop (made by Hoffman).


All in all, fun excursions, and tangible memories to take home. . .

1 comment:

Marci Girl said...

Oh goodness, I am quite jealous of not only the wonderful sounding trip, but all those fabric trips as well!