Kaua‘i Museum’s quilt festival shifts into the second part of its event with non-Hawaiian quilts today. The show remains on view until Oct. 1 in the main gallery.
Featured quilters in this year’s show include: Jenny Conley, Joan Luzney, Rose Ella Roach, Frank Adorno, Edna Ray, Maizie Akimoto, Leatrice Tanaka, Lenora Sorensen, Candace “Peaches” Kashiwabara, Charlotte Kawamura, Happy Parks and M. Lea Ingram.
The 2008 festival is dedicated to the late Julie Yukimura (owner of Kapaia Stitchery) and people like her who perpetuate an art and live the spirit of aloha. It was because of Yukimura’s encouragement that the museum documented its own collection of Hawaiian quilts and assisted the community in registering their quilts into a statewide database known as the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project. It was Yukimura’s idea to exhibit not just Hawaiian quilts but the modern adaptations of quilting.
Behind every quilt show, Yukimura was there to support and encourage participation and ideas for workshops. For 34 years every quilter on the island was touched by her generous spirit. Some were taught by her or made quilts with her. This year’s exhibit is funded in part through a Community Advisory Grant of Young Bros. and Hawaiian Tug and Barge.
Kaua‘i Museum is located at 4428 Rice St. in Lihu‘e. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.