If you've never been to Kauai, Hawaii you may want to put it on your bucket list. My husbands brother lives in Kapaa and we just have to visit him often, smile. Kauai has lovely beaches, great hiking trails, fun shops, yummy restaurants and yes...sun! There are also 3 fabric shops on the island and they are close enough to each other that you can visit all three in one day. Vicky's is in Kapaa, Discount Fabric is in Lihui and my favoite shop, Kapaia Stitchery is also in Lihui. They are all great to visit and all have their own unique character.
Generally when I visit Kapaia Stitchery those chairs on the porch have men sitting in them. One man cheerfully showed me a picture of his wives sewing room which included her amazingly organized fabric
Sorry about the glare in the window, but it was unavoidable and I had to share a picture of this amazing Hawaiian quilt. It is all needle turned applique.
Kapaia Stitchery carries Hawaiian print fabric and Batik. There is also a smattering of fabrics with a beach theme for children from other designers. They have yardage, kits, strips and bundles and handmade items. I love the sample quilts hanging from the ceiling. Last time I was in Kauai, I purchased a book and a fabric roll to make this quilt.
This is the only shot I have of my quilt from this pattern and it's already been quilted and sent to a friend in Hawaii.
These are Kauai's Row by Row patterns. All of these quilt patterns are available in kits. Check out the link to Kapaia Stitcheries Facebook Page for information HERE about kits and fabrics.