Kauai Quilt Show coming together

A quilt show is a big “Show and Tell,” said Jeni Hardy, an organizer with the Kauai Quilt Show.

“This is an opportunity for people to show off their quilts and tell the story behind it,” Hardy said. 

March 9 is the deadline for people to submit their applications for the Kauai Quilt Show, which will run March 18 through 29 at the Kauai Society of Artists gallery at the Kukui Grove Center.

“There are a lot of talented quilters out there,” Hardy said. “The purpose of the show is to highlight these people. More importantly, the show is intended to inspire others to develop an interest in quilting.”

Hardy said one of her creations, a honu quilt, was inspired by a piece by Cindy Halasey titled “Aloha.”

“She had pieces of aloha print material and fashioned the word ‘Aloha’ as its central piece,” Hardy said. “I got some honu fabric and created the ‘Honu.’ But it was inspired by a quilt.”

Prizes for categories will be presented during the show, which may have more than 60 quilts being displayed.

The first three categories will be judged by representatives of the show sponsors including Kapaia Stitchery, Singer Fabric, Vicky’s Fabric, the Kauai Quilt Guild, and No Nene Quilters, Hardy said. Viewers will vote on “Best of Show” honors.

The popular “Quilts by Donation” program will also be available where donors to Kauai nonprofit organizations have an opportunity to get a quilt.

Applications for the Kauai Quilt Show are available by contacting Hardy at 826-7168, or hardy@aloha.net.

There is a fee of $10.

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