Nate was nice enough to take me to two quilt stores in Maui.
The first one is in Kihei (key-hey) called the Maui Quilt Shop. It is a small shop located in the Azeka Market on the west side of South Kihei Road. They had a great selection of batiks and Hawaiian prints. They also offer a class on Friday’s which shows you how to do the traditional Hawaiian applique quilt. They have kits cut up and ready to go for the class too. I purchased one to make the “Ti Leaf” or “Ki” quilt. They even offered a spot in one of their classes to me to get me started, but I couldn’t go because we were going to the Lu’au that night.
I also picked up a kit for a cute sea turtle wall hanging. It is a two fabric applique, it sort of reminds me of a reserve applique technique, but I am excited to do it. I’m having trouble deciding whether to do it as a hand applique or a machine applique technique.
The second shop we went to was Sew Special in the Queen Kaahumann Mall in Kahului. It was a lot bigger shop, reminded me in set up like My Sewing Room in Calgary. They had an amazing variety of Hawaiian prints, batiks and Asian fabrics. The Hawaiian prints were terrific – though I could only think of make Hawaiian shirts with them – sorry to say that.
I picked up some fat quarters (5 of them).
And a Shashiko stitching kit. Looking forward to giving this technique a try. It is very popular in Hawaii.
Both were terrific shops, I would definitely shop in them again, especially with a list of fabric I needed as the prices were so good.