Happy Camper for Monday, February 18, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Debra Pritchett said her quilt at the Kauai Quilt Show already sold but suggested coming to view the one made by Cheryl Brady. The Kauai Quilt Show is in its final week of showing at the Kauai Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Steve Soltysik helps a youngster in creating a sailing canoe Saturday during the keiki activities at the OceanFest that continues for another weekend at Kukui Grove Center.

Caroline Lum was getting excited about seeing the “Dennis” quilt at the Kauai Quilt Show, and James Yamamoto (he’s a all-the-time volunteer with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary) had to go see what the excitement was about Saturday at Kukui Grove Center.

It’s good to have Cynthia Shen back to visit (open-ended?) from Africa. She was busy helping Alicia Hoelzer of Kauai Kunana Dairy at the Kauai Community Market (who was the guy with the original Matsumoto Shave Ice shirt?) and stopped to visit Elvrine Chow, who was still busy from Valentine’s Day.

The Kauai Quilt Show enters its final week of showing this week with a full slate of offerings and donation quilts as well as a healthy offering in the new boutique section featuring more handiwork from the participating quilters. Cheryl Brady (she still has quilts available) is still waiting on her associate from the Kauai Marriott Resort &Beach Club to visit the show, and a stop on Friday night resulted in the introduction to Allan and Michelle Preston (they’ll have quilts in next year’s show, they said).

Jean Souza (she had an almost full house Friday for the honu presentation — Melissa McFerrin-Warrack said she was there as part of OceanFest) is thrilled about not having the government shut down again so she can take part in the Ocean Count coming up Saturday.

Milani Pimental is also happy because that way there is no slowdown in the processing of U.S. Department of Agriculture loan applications for Kauai Habitat for Humanity homes.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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