Tuesday, 2 March 2010


This week my husband and I are visiting Maui! We are staying near Kaanapali along the West shore of Maui. We arrived late in the day after the Tsuanmi warning was lifted. Everyone is happy their homes and livelihoods were spared.

Yesterday we took a lovely afternoon drive to Kihei and found the Maui Quilt Store. My husband found another husband outside waiting for his wife and they quickly became anti-fabric-buying team buddies and stayed out in the sun for a visit. The other gentleman was from Edmonton... just five hours from our home of Grande Prairie, so they had lots of things to talk about (read hockey & golf).

The Maui Quilt Store is a wonderful shop to visit. Every kind of Hawaiin Quilt pattern you could ask for and lots of unique Maui-esque products. The balis were so Hawaiin in colour range (yellow, orange, pink, sky-blue... compared to the many earth-tones we have available in Canada.

I bought a book The Hawaiian Quilt: The Tradition Continues. Great instructions and many photographs of high-quality Hawaiin Quilts. If you are interested in this form of quilting (and I wasn't until yesterday), I recommend getting this book.

Tomorrow we will be checking out a quilt store in Lahaina!

1 comment:

  1. That is a cute little quilt shop in Kihei. I love the quilts they have on display. If you're staying near Kaanapali, you MUST go to The Sea House at the Napili Kai Beach Resort for breakfast. They have banana pancakes with macadamia nuts & coconut syrup that are amazing! I can't count how many times we've had them. They're so good we usually go there twice each trip we take to Maui. Here is a link if you want to check it out... http://www.napilikai.com/dining-entertainmnet/index.cfm