The North Shore’s first quilt show is June 12 to June 15 at The Church of the Pacific in Princeville. The four-day event offers classes for the beginning quilter and the more experienced quilter. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12, there will be two separate full-day classes for $45 each. Local teacher Edna Ray teaches a beginning class on using the equipment safely to achieve a precise quarter-inch seam necessary for piecing quilts. Anyone under the age of 18 can attend the classes for $35.
The other full-day class is with Sylvia Pippen teaching sashiko, a traditional Japanese stitch. Pippen will have designs, thread, needles and fabric available at an additional cost.
At 6:30 p.m. June 12, Carolyn Gregory, caretaker of the Prince Albert quilts (which used to hang at the Princeville Hotel) will give a lecture and display all the quilts. There will be a show-and-tell portion of the evening to allow individuals to share their own family quilts. Participants are encouraged to bring their own quilts to share the story. Lecture cost is $5.
At 6:30 p.m. June 13, play fabric bingo. Homemade desserts will be provided. All the prizes will be quilt-related and sponsored by Vicky’s Fabric, Kapaia Stitchery, Frank’s Sewing Center, Singer Discount Fabric, Superior Threads, Kona Bay and The Church of the Pacific. This is an event that spouses are welcome to attend. Cost is $15.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 is the official quilt show.
Cost is $3. Local artists will display their work and sell their goods.
Local quilters will demonstrate many different types of quilting. Jane Gennett will demonstrate machine embroidery; Lea Ingram, how to use paint sticks; Jeni Hardy, machine quilting; Connie Amundson, needlework; Cindy Halasay, hand quilting; and Trudy Bauman, demonstrating Hawaiian appliqué.
Kaua‘i Hospice will be pre-selling tickets to their donation quilt for the Fourth of July.
E-mail Jeni at email@example.com or call 826-7168 for more information.