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Thread: Cruisin' to Hawaii

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    Member Abuelita's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Florence, OR

    Cruisin' to Hawaii

    I am wondering if there are any quilters out there that have signed up
    for a Quilting Cruise to Hawaii on March 3, 2016? My first trip.

    I am going alone but thought it would be nice to share some ideas
    before I go, possibly with someone who is going or has already been there.

    I have been quilting for several years but just got serious about it
    2 years ago when I retired and moved to the Oregon Coast. I belong
    to a Guild that meets twice a month and makes quilts for the community.
    This is our "Star of Hope" raffle quilt for this year.
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    So many books, so little time.

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    Power Poster ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Southern California
    I have never gone on a cruise before but going to Hawaii, that has got to be twice the FUN!
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

  3. #3
    Super Member
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    Jul 2010
    Western North Carolina
    I have never been on a cruise to Hawaii, but I have visited there twice. It is extremely beautiful - away from big city Honolulu - and very expensive. I certainly hope your cruise takes you to some of the other islands besides Oahu. They are all so very different. Maui is my favorite, but the Big Island and Kauai are also beautiful in different ways. Have fun!

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    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
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    Feb 2012
    Phoenix, AZ
    Is it a cruise to Hawaii or an Hawaiian cruise, where you fly to Hawaii and cruise the islands?
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Super Member
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    Mar 2012
    Kenai, Alaska
    A quilting cruise to Hawaii sounds great--I have been on the Panama Canal cruise--not quilting. Each island has some nice quilt shops if you plan to go shopping. Kauai has a couple of nice ones and our favorite island--the Big Island has quite a few with a Discount fabric store which carries lots of fabrics.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Hays, KS
    We just got back from a 7-day Hawaiian Cruise before Christmas. Had a wonderful time. Which islands are you planning on going to. PM me if you'd like addtl' info that you might be interested in.

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    Senior Member
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    Mar 2012
    Kauai, Hawaii
    Aloha -- we moved here from Vancouver WA in 1998! And think you will enjoy the crusin' and quiltin' part as well as your days on good old solid land! Hope you get some shop time too, there is a wonderful quilting tradition on the islands, which is supported by many shops, small and large, no mainland competitors ( NO Joann's, Hobby Lobby, etc.) are here. And lots of fabrics which are not available on the mainland, special prints designs with island flowers, fish, lush tropicals, etc., as well as batiks galore and Asian fabrics as well. Have FUN!

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    Super Member QuiltnLady1's Avatar
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    May 2011
    Haven't cruised to Hawaii (almost did but got snowed in). We went to Hawaii a few years ago and in Kona I found a shop full of Kona fabrics -- sent them home in a priority mail box (I do this whenever I am in the states). Also went to a market in Kona and found some amazing batiks -- printed panels that were amazing. DD told me not to go to Kona if I go again.

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

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    Jun 2015
    what a beauty!

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