My husband accidentally took me to visit the Maui Quilt Shop this past week. After returning snorkeling gear, he decided to drive through the nearby strip mall to see what was there. It was mostly things like dentists and banks. But then I spotted the Maui Quilt Shop! (click on any photo to enlarge)
I have to warn you that just walking into this shop could turn you into a quilter. The quilts on display were works of art. I wanted to drink them in with my eyes and imprint them on my memory. Finally, I just asked the manager if I could take some photos!
Many of the quilts were showing kits for sale. Most looked like lap size quilts, so projects of a more doable size for me. I didn’t read the package details, but the prices imply they are small quilts.
The manager assured me that they are available on their website. I didn’t see all of the ones I took photos of, but if I decide I want to buy one that isn’t shown, I will try emailing the photo and see if they can still send it to me. The website is nice, but does not look like it is their main way of selling.
Next, I began looking at their fabric for sale. Some was already cut for quilts sales, but some was on bolts. It was all cotton wovens suitable for quilting.
About half of the fabric was adorably fun tropical and ocean prints. These are designs I haven’t seen other places. When I commented on this, she said the fabric wholesalers do sell specific designs based on regions. On Maui, they have a harder time getting prints of mountains and woodland creatures.
The fabric was definitely more expensive than what I have seen at Fabric Mart over on the other side of Maui. However, besides the unique patterns, it felt like higher quality cotton. I didn’t touch all of it, but the one’s I did were the sort of fabric that feels smooth to the touch and results in you rubbing it between your fingers in delight.
I purchased 2 yards of the fabric in the photo below, hopefully to make a blouse for myself. I thought of all the grandkids, but with a remodel-relocation of my sewing room in progress, it was not the right time to buy more. What would you make out of this fabric?