Hawaiian Quilting on the Internet
Quilt Research Project - documented pre-statehood (pre-1959)
Hawaiian quilts and patterns from both private and public collections. Over
1,200 quilts and 1,500 patterns were registered and photographed on the
islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, and Oahu between 1990 and
2003. (This link is to The Quilt Index website.)
Quilts Hawaii -
Elizabeth Root, Hawaiian Quilt designer, has the most charming, delightful
website you will ever visit. At the root (pun intended) is Hawaiian
Quilting, but the heart is pure Aloha. So much more than quilting, you
will love this site! Patterns, books, cross-stitch, gallery, history,
how-to's, recipes, e-cards, links and so much more.
Quilt Hawaiian -
Hawaiian quilt patterns, kits and designs, Hawaiian quilts, and information on Hawaiian quilting.
Patterns from a variety of Hawaii's quilt designers.
Poakalani - "To
perpetuate the cultural history and traditions of Hawaii through Hawaiian
quilts by teaching this art to a new generation of quilters. Poakalani
combines traditional Hawaiian design principles with modern dreams and
visions to create new legacies and heirlooms." A rich website with
much to offer.
Keri Designs - Designer, Keri Duke,
designs Contemporary Hawaiian Quilts, cross stitch and needlepoint pillow patterns and kits.
Kwilts 'n Koa - One of the very rare
places you can go to order a custom hand-made Hawaiian Quilt! (not
imported, but made in Hawaii using high quality cotton fabrics). Also
available, Hawaiian Quilt patterns, books, and gift items.
Hawaiian Quilting by Nalani Goard
- Nalani, the granddaughter of the late master Hawaiian Quilter, Aunty Debbie
Kakalia, carries on in the tradition of her wonderful grandmother.
Helen Friend - "Every quilt should have a reason behind it." Read
the story behind two lovely quilts as told to Mary Williamson of Hawaii Magazine.
Kalina's Hawaiian Quilting - Got Aloha Spirit and Hang Loose Attitude? Join the Club!!
Quilt Shops in Hawaii
All of these shops sell Pacific Rim Quilt Company patterns along with their full selection of other
patterns, lots of fabric, thread, notions, books and gift items. Say "Aloha" to them from us!
Hawaii - Volcano: Kilauea Kreations - A cooperative
of local artists, including several quilt artists. Hawaiian quilt patterns, fabric, and gifts items. Located in Volcano Village behind
Kilauea General Store. 808-967-8090
Hawaii - Hilo: Kilauea Kreations II -
A charming old house stuffed with fabric, patterns, gift items and
lots of inspiration. Air conditioned classroom. 680 Manono st Hilo, Hawaii 96720; 808-961-1100
Hawaii - Kona: Quilt Passions -
A Big Island destination with lots of classes and activities. 75-5626 Kuakini Hwy Suite #7, Kona, HI 96740; 808-329-7475.
Quilting on the Beach, an amazing tropical retreat experience. Robert is a frequent vendor at quilt shows on the west
coast of the United States. Watch their
Future Quilt Shows page to see where you can find him selling
our products from his booth.
Hawaii - Kamuela: Topstitch - No website. A shop in the historic town of Kamuela
(aka Waimea) on the Big Island. in the Waimea Center, 65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743- 808-885-4482
Kauai - Lihue: Kapaia Stitchery - No website, but THE place to go in the Islands for
fabric, patterns, and local-made gifts! Buy the pattern and fabric for one
of our quilts from them and Peaches or Faith will cut and baste it for you! 3-3551 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue. 808-245-2281
Maui - Kihei: The Maui Quilt
Shop - A wonderful shop in Kihei. Link-up with Marilyn and
her staff when on Maui! 1280 S. Kihei Road, Azeka Shopping Center-Makai, P.O. Box 2322,
Kihei, Maui, HI 96753; 808-874-8050
Maui - Kahului:
Sew Special -
on Maui since 1978, serving the sewing and crafting needs of locals
and visitors to the Island with classes, fabrics and quilting
in the Kaahumanu Shopping Center, 275 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului HI 96732-1629; 808-877-6128
Additional shops to explore on Oahu:
Kaimuki Dry Goods
Quilt Guilds in Hawaii
A quick search on the internet will provide you with current meeting and
contact information for the guilds that do not have websites.
Maui: Maui Quilt Guild, meets in Kahului
Oahu: Hawaii Quilt Guild, meets in Honolulu
Hawaii (Big Island): Aloha Quilters of Kona, in Kona
Hawaii (Big Island): Ka Hui Kapa Apano O'Waimea, in Kamuela
Hawaii (Big Island): Mauna Kea Quilters, in Kamuela
Hawaii (Big Island): Volcano Quilt Guild, in Volcano
Kauai: Kauai Quilt Guild, near Princeville
Places to find Hawaiian Quilts in Hawaii
Quilts may not be on display at all times, check to find out about
current displays. These are all wonderful places to visit to
glimpse the history and ancient culture of Hawaii. Also, many of the
up-scale hotels have quilts on display in their public areas, wander
around to see what you can find!
Grove Farm Homestead
Bailey House Museum
Mission Houses Museum
Queen Emma Summer Palace
Honolulu Academy of Arts
BYU, Library, Pacific Islands Research Room - 146 Hawaiian quilt
patterns are available to be traced, one-at-a-time; a small fee is
Polynesian Cultural Center
Waianae Public Library - Hawaiian quilt patterns available to be
traced. Check before going for details.
Hawaii (The Big Island):
Fabric & Quilt Shops - Mainland USA
Prefer to shop local? Find many of
our patterns and products at these fine quilt shops. Ask if you
don't see what you want. Most shops are happy to order items when
requested by their customers.
Ventura - 4572 Telephone Rd, Suite 908, Ventura, California,
USA. "Serving all your quilting needs with fabrcs, notions, books,
Quilty Pleasures - 1742 E. Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, California,
Quilts on Plum Lane - 37851 Meridian Ave, Dade City, Florida, USA.
Quilt Shop - Located on Highway 101 in historic downtown Bandon, Oregon,
USA. A place for quilters to learn and get all the materials they need
to make beautiful quilts.
Quilter's Corner - Located just off Highway 101 in the quaint
coastal town of Port Orford, Oregon, USA. Open every day from 10am
Oregon: Quilter's Cove
- Located on Highway 101 in Newport, Oregon, USA. Holly also vends
at quilt shows all over the western United States, selling our
patterns (and lots more) from her booth. Find out where you can find
Holly, and our products, on her
Show Dates page.
Quilt Shoppe - 2505 Olympic Hwy North, Ste 220, Shelton, Washington,
Quilted Strait - 32280 Puget Way NE, Port Gamble, Washington, USA.
Tucked in this picturesque historic village are 4,000 bolts of fabric,
kits, notions, patterns, wool, cross stitch and embroidery!
On-line & shows in the eastern US:
The Quilting Gypsy - "A Caravan of New Ideas". Both an on-line
shopping experience and a frequent vendor at quilt shows in the
southeastern United States. Watch Lanette's
Calendar to know where you can find her selling our patterns,
Do you wish your local quilt shop
carried our patterns? We do too! Ask them to request our product
brochure, or give us their address and we will send them one.
Quilt Shops - Australia
As a service to our friends Down Under, these shops sell Pacific Rim Quilt Company patterns along with their full selection of other
patterns, lots of fabric, thread, notions, books and gift items.
When you visit say "Aloha" to them from us!
Fabrics - Shops 2 & 3, 53 Alawa Crescent, Alawa, NT 0810;
Australia phone: 08 8948 0691. "Darwin's only specialist patchwork
and quilting shop."
Queensland: The Quilters Inn - 86
Albert Street, Rosewood, Queensland 4340. Find them on Facebook at
The Quilters Inn.
Victoria: Yarra Valley Quilt Yarn
and Sew - 382 Warburton Hwy, Wandin North,
Victoria 3139. Find them on Facebook at Catharina's Country
Victoria: My Little Patch - Shop 1 Rear, 49
Reid Street, Wangaratta, Victoria 3677. Find them on Facebook at My
The Applique Society
(TAS)- "To promote, to teach,
to encourage the love of all types of applique quilting."
If you love applique consider joining this group and one of its many Local
Chapters all over the world.
(Photo: "T.A.S. Rose" is a pattern made available to TAS
members in the Sept/Oct 2006 issue of the The Applique Society newsletter.
Pattern copyrighted 2006 by Nancy Lee Chong.)
Quilt Events - Teachers - Guilds - Newsletters -
Retreats - Services
Sarah Ann Smith - Quilt artist
influenced by a life of travel and fascination with the diverse peoples and
places in the world.
The Quilter Community -
Your Online Quilting Magazine. Read TQC's review of our video "Hawaiian Quilting with Nancy Lee Chong"
Women Folk - Quilts and Quilters - Yesterday & Today.
The creativity of women's quilting from early America to the present.
to read Women Folk's article "Hawaiian Quilting History: Kapa Moe, Flag
Quilts & Applique" - see the photo of Nancy's Hawaiian flag quilt!
Quilts From the
Heart - Quilts From The Heart is a nonprofit public benefit organization
that brings caring and comfort to children, teens, and adults in our
community who are most in need, by providing handmade patchwork quilts to
warm the body and soothe the heart and soul. Our members share their love of
fabric, quilting and friendship in a "no pressure" atmosphere of fun and
Wrap Them In Love - A
non-profit, tax exempt organization created to help needy children of the
world. Their mission is to collect donated quilts and distribute them
to children around the world, so they can be wrapped in the love of a quilt.
If you have a Hawaiian quilting or applique-related web site that you would like to link to ours, send an
email, Info@prqc.com, with the information. We are particularly interested in those sites
that will link back to ours. Thank you.