Quilters look for the “Devil’s Eye” in their work

Local quilters Deborah Cecil, Anne Maxeiner, Lisa Boyer, Mary MacDermott and Roberta Wallace, look for an imperfect square in their handiwork, which they call a “Devil’s Eye,” or imperfect square.

In each quilt, it is a tradition to leave in an imperfect square “because only God is perfect,” one of the quilters said.

The group gathered at Kapaia Stitchery looking over new arrivals as well as comparing notes on the ongoing “Quilters” theatrical production.

The play ends its current run on March 22 at Lihue Parish Hall. A special command performance will be held on March 30 for a visiting Friendship Force group from Australia.

Lisa Boyer, third from left, is the author of “That Dorky Homemade Look: Quilting Lessons from a Parallel Universe” a book that she will be discussing on the “Simply Quilts” television show. Boyer recently returned home to Kaua’i from the taping. She said the show is scheduled to air some time in October, or early November on HGTV (seen on Channel 51 on Kaua’i).

Boyer is a columnist for Quilting Today magazine with a quirky sense of humor. A review of her book found on Amazon.com says she is known for combining a love of quilting with a background in physics and chemistry. Her quilting articles have also appeared in Kaua’i Magazine, the Orange County Register and Miniature Quilts.

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