Happy Camper for Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lesley Morris shows off her silent-auction-donation quilt “Many Hands” one last time Wednesday, the final day of the 2021 Kaua‘i Quilt Show at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    David Arruda of Hawai‘i Building Maintenance at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e repaints a pillar to a lighter shade to complement the purple outdoor furniture Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Betsy Ashley is on to the next project — hand embroidery — for the class she’s scheduled to teach at Vicky’s Fabrics in Kapa‘a.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Erik Gutierrez says he’s just the director of operations at Kaua‘i Bakery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e. He said Jea Laganina makes the magic.

Erik Gutierrez said he’s just the director of operations at Kaua‘i Bakery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e. Jea Laganina is the one who makes the magic happen, which means we have to wait until Saturday to see the Dr. Suess’ 117th birthday cake.

Gretchen Pascual of Hawai‘i USA Federal Credit Union in KGC wasn’t sure she could make it Saturday to help distribute the 117 books being given out (you need to pre-register online so there’s no crowding) in honor of the “Cat in the Hat’s” author’s birthday.

Everything — even the Usborne Books and More sale benefiting Kumu’s Cupboard (are they coming up the hill?) — takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., spread out over KGC, including a selfie station.

That means shopping early at the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s plant sale that takes place from 9 a.m. at the South Shore Visitor Center on Lawa‘i Road in Kukui‘ula, where the tram will also be available for tours.

Kudos to Jeni Hardy and her quilting ‘ohana (Betsey Ashley was getting a head start on National Embroiderly Month Wednesday) on another successful Kaua‘i Quilt Show that closed with Lea Ingram getting first place in the people’s choice voting for the second straight year.

Betsy (she had hand embroidery in the Mini Quilt Challenge) is getting ready to lead a class in embroidery at Vicky’s Fabrics in Kapa‘a in March. She’s also combining with Toni Wass to do a combo class on how to use embroidery in quilting. Happy National Embroidery Month!

OK, gotta go check out the farmers’ market AND the craft fair at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach in Waipouli.


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


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