Monday, April 14, 2014

Quilting on The Beach-Summer Session 2014

Quilt Passions is having a Quilting On The Beach - Summer Session 2014. It will run from July 21 - July 26th. Ron Appell will be back with his adventurous quilts. Pam Bocko is also going to be teaching a couple of classes. Myself (Hawaiian Applique) and other Hawaiian based teachers will be rounding out the schedule. Please join us for some Hawaiian summer fun in Kailua Kona, Big Island Hawaii. Visit Quilt Passions for more information.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Come cruise with me in September

Come cruise with Deb Tucker and myself from Vancouver BC to the Hawaiian Islands, stopping at the major islands. The cruise leaves Vancouver September 12, 2014 and ends in Honolulu September 22. There are still openings available. Visit Stitchin' Heaven Travel for more information and to register.  Tell them you about this fabulous trip from me.  I will be teaching my Butterflies for Amy TWO pattern.
Stitchin' Heaven is putting together a great kit out of colorful batiks and the pieces will all be cut out for you.  So we just get to have all the fun.

Deb Tucker will be teaching her pattern Shaved Ice using her Rapid Fire Hunter's Star tool.

Both of these projects will be great reminders of your trip to Hawaii.  Come along and get to know Deb Tucker, myself and the wonderful Stitchin' Heaven traveling crew! I will be working on a Hawaiian applique project while on the cruise and will have some long for you if you would like a deck side lesson. A little hand work for relaxation!!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Large Lemons and other local produce and Website Sale

This is tray of local fruits.  The two LARGE lemons on the left are from a tree in our yard.  They are huge, more like grapefruit size than lemon size.  Note the small lemon in front that is more like a normal size one.  Apple bananas and a papaya round out the tray.  The tray is one that is made from a pulp of protea, dried, and then heavily glazed that I found by a Maui artist the first year we were in Hawaii.  It is a perfect tray to put the fruit on. For the month of March I am taking part in the Fabshop Hop and during this time there will be a sale of various products on my website. You don't have to take part in the shop hop to take advantage of the sale.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Goats and Kona Nightingale mowing the bank!

The goat herder unloaded a group of goats and a donkey to take care of a bank that had gotten over grown with weeds. They seem perfectly happy to be cleaning up.
The goats are in many colors and sizes and seem perfectly happy to be taking care of business. So it goes-lawn mowing in Hawaii!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Butterflies For Amy Two in Batiks

Butterflies For Amy Two pieced with glorious bright batiks is all quilted. This is the quilt pattern that we will be using on my quilting cruise with Stitchin' Heaven in September. We leave from Vancouver BC and sail across the Pacific to the Hawaiian Islands. Stitching all the way for five days. Once in the islands you get to just relax and enjoy with stops in the four major island. Stitchin' Heaven is making batik precut kits for your ease. They do the work and we get to have fun putting it together. There are still spots available if you would like to join us. To read about the trip and sign up go to:

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Life On The Reef

This is a picture of my beautiful honu that is swimming on my new pattern Life On The Reef. The pattern is now available for you to purchase. This was a fun quilt to make and when I quilted it I added a lot of ghost fish and sea weed in the background. This is a new honu or turtle and you all know how I love my honus. This one comes along with quite a few of his local tropical fish friends. All the fabrics in the sample are from Hoffman Fabrics. Quilt Passions in Kailua Kona will be using this pattern for their BOM of 2014. There are also a couple of others that have expressed interest in using it as a BOM also. Check out the full quilt on my website. Stay warm out there to all my friends experiencing the cold temperatures on the mainland of the United States.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays with some Hawaiian flora

Happy Holidays to everyone!!! Beautiful poinsettias that were showing off their colors on a sunny Hawaiian morning.