Art Classes in Kona
 
Sewing, Quilting & Fiber Arts
 
Aloha Quilters of Kona
 
Ongoing Monthly Meetings:
About the organization:
Aloha Quilters of Kona is nearing it's 25 year anniversary. We have now grown to 50 members. We embrace all forms of fabric arts - quilting, dying, art quilts, etc.
Days & Times:
We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month
at 9:30 am
Location of Meetings: Christ Church Episcopal
81-1004 Konawaena School Road
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Directions to Christ Church:  From Kailua-Kona - Take Highway 11 to Konawaena High School Road in the town of Kealakekua.  Turn left. The church is on the right side of Konawaena High School Road, first driveway.
Activities:

At the Aloha Quilters monthly meeting, we plan and schedule various learning activities that are designed to educate or demonstrate quilting techniques, patterns, or equipment usage.  In January, we provided a demonstration of how to make a "Folded Log Cabin" pattern.  In March, we are providing a "home sewing machine maintenance" demonstration.  Last fall, we set up 4 demonstration tables that provided basic quilting techniques as refreshers for everyone or as education for the new quilters.....(how to square up your quilt, how to make and complete the binding, how to use various new tools of the trade such as rulers, rotary cutters and mats, and how to attach hanging sleeves and labels that tell all about the quilt).

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In addition to our Aloha Quilters meetings and activities, we also have opportunities to bring in Nationally known quilt teachers, designers, or product manufacturers for classes.  These are usually done on a community basis....meaning they are open to anyone to take the classes, while the Aloha Quilter classes are often for the members and guests of members during the meetings.

There are 5 quilting groups on the west side of the Island. What I would like to do is provide information to this website about the activities and classes these groups offer.

Previously held activities (open to the public):

February 7, 9, 10, 2012- Hilo Hawaii.  One and two day classes.  kilaueakreations@yahoo.com

Our first annual Quilting on the Beach was scheduled for Feb. 10-18, 2012 and sponsored by Quilt Passions Quilt & Needlework Shop in Kailua-Kona and organized by Pat Yamin, owner of Come Quilt With Me.  It included six days of classes and lectures offered by national quilting teachers along with local favorites and 2 bus trips.  All-day classes ran from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; morning classes ran from 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon classes were from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch was included in the cost of all classes!

Machine rental was also available.

Esterita Austin visited the SKEA Quilt Show Feb 17-18, 2012.

February 18, 19, 2012- Kona, HI Quilters quilt show

February 21, 2012 - Quilt Passions Shop, Kona, Big Island Hawaii Tropical landscapes.  Karen@quiltpassions.net

February 22, 23, 2012 - Dye days with Hawaiian dyer Carlene Keller, Kona, Hawaii.  esterita2@aol.com or Carlenekeller@mac.com.  If you can take any of her classes - it is so worth it!!  It can provide you with a new experience or it can renew and reinforce your creativity.

February 24-28, 2012 - Drawn from Paradise.  Beginners welcome.  Held at SKEA;  The class took the student through the entire process, from original drawing (no experience needed) to art quilt, in 5 days.

 

For more information and updates on quilting/sewing in the community, contact Sara Alvstad: 808-326-2529. Sara's email address is salvstad@gmail.com

 
Sewing, Quilting and Fiber Arts at SKEA
 
Ongoing, Monthly Meetings  
Group:
Sewing, Quilting & Fiber Arts
Location:

SKEA
84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway
Honaunau, (South Kona District), Hawaii

Other Information:

Get started on your project or get a little help from your friends.  All styles are welcome, as is any project in the field of fiber art.

The group meets once per month, on Tuesdays.

Bring your own lunch and your own project to work on, and your ideas of what you would like the group to do.

Contact:
Email cmwynne@hawaii.rr.com for more information..
Days & Times:
Once per month on Tuesday.  10:00 am to 2:00 pm.