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Thread: Oahu & Maui Vacation any Quilt Scene advice?

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    Oahu & Maui Vacation any Quilt Scene advice?

    At the end of November we are taking a once in a lifetime dream holiday to Oahu & Maui, Hawaii. While hubby and son go surfing, I want to check out the quilt scene, I have googled the shops. Thought I would consult you also, as to whether you have any advice on any must see and do? Thanks Vicki

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    My daughter went to this shop and purchased premade quilted pillow ow cases.
    http://hawaiifabricmart.com/
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    Just search Maui quilt shops, then Oahu quilt shops. There are tons of them. I think I hit most of them. I was there about 12 years ago and their prices were much better than Hawaiian fabrics here in Calif. I filled some boxes and shipped them home. In 2013, we went to Kawai and Hawaii and there were several to hit there as well, but prices were higher. The Hawaiian fabrics were just wonderful and different from what we can get here. The shops there are pretty full of fabrics and patterns. I had a great time.
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    Hi Vicki, I shopped at Fabric Mart, The Calico Cat and Kaimuki Dry Goods. These stores are all in Honolulu. Also found some nice fabric at Walmart. You'll have a great time there. Enjoy.

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    Cool some quilting in Waikiki

    Hi here are some pictures I took in a quilt store in Waikiki on Ohau island. This was on the main street that follows the beach.

    Cant wait to go back !
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    There's a little shop in Lahaina on Maui. Can't remember the name but it is in a little shop center directly across the main drag from the Banyan Tree Park. Just ask at one of the information kiosks on the sidewalk. The clerk in this shop was so kind - her name was Fahima. I had fallen in the park and bloodied my elbow. She cared for me as if she had known me all her life. I purchased some fabric and a pineapple quilt pattern which I have since made, but not yet quilted. Say hello to Fahima for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    Hi Vicki, I shopped at Fabric Mart, The Calico Cat and Kaimuki Dry Goods. These stores are all in Honolulu.
    *nod* I was in Oahu last year and I went to all three of these stores as well. The Dry Goods one was my personal favorite - I was there so long my poor DH fell asleep in their "husband chair"! In addition to Hawaiian prints, there's a lot of great Japanese prints and import fabrics at good prices. Lots of Japanese tourists and influence in Hawaii and I picked up some great Japanese indigo prints I've never seen here in CA. And prices were overall lower than what I pay around here, which was a nice bonus!

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    Love the bedsize quilts.

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    WOW!!!! Your pics are amazing thank you for sharing! Im getting so excited xxxx

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    There's a great shop in Maui. I don't recall the name, but I've been there several times and each time the staff is very friendly. They have several quilts displayed so you can tell what the finished product will look like. Lots of Hawaiian fabric. The shop isn't that far from the airport. It's in an outdoor shopping mall. Just look it up online. That's how I found it. Good luck with your shopping. Enjoy your time in Hawaii. It's a special place.

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    There is a quilt shop on Maui called The Maui Quilt Shop. It is in Kihei, very small but very nice. I bought too much! The gals there are very nice. Also if you would happen to fly to the Big Island there is one in Kona called Quilt Passions. It is a great shop. Have a wonderful trip. You'll never forget it. It's like paradise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chatonne40 View Post
    Hi here are some pictures I took in a quilt store in Waikiki on Ohau island. This was on the main street that follows the beach.

    Cant wait to go back !
    This looks so much like a shop on The Big Island. I haven't been to the shops on Maui or Honolulu for years but there are plenty of shops on Kauai and The Big Island.

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    You all have great advice. I was wondering if Hawaii is a good place for a solo vacationer ..... besides shopping at quilt shops.

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    When your on Oahu, you can check the swap meet out, I have seen fabrics there on many occasions...you can check out the Dole Pineapple plant , if you want to PM me, I can give you a few tips .

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    Love the beautiful Hawaiian quilts.
    I went to st Thomas and St Maarten, no fabric, silly me should have bought a flowing dress they had there and cut it up. Next time, (Yeah, in my dreams).

    Please show us what you get.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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