Opening Reception

Please join us for pupus (appetizers) and an opportunity to meet our teachers for the week. Held outdoors on the Imu grounds of the King Kamehameha Hotel, we will enjoy a hula performance and a traditional Hawaiian blessing to officially open this year’s retreat. No charge for Quilting on the Beach participants. (more…)


  • Opening Reception
    Saturday, February 8, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Glass Bottom Reef Tour

Cruise along the coastline of Kailua Bay hovering within inches of the coral reef. Enjoy a lively narration by a knowledgeable marine naturalist as you take in the beauty above and below the ocean’s surface. An eco-tour that is fun for all ages! (more…)


  • Glass Bottom Reef Tour
    Sunday, February 9, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sewing Machine Rental

Sewing machine rental is available for Quilting on the Beach. Our fleet of Monarch brand sewing machines is always serviced right before the event, and a sewing machine technician will be on hand throughout Quilting on the Beach. However, please be aware that these are basic, mechanical machines that may not have all of the (more…)


  • Monday, February 10, 2020 - Friday, February 14, 2020
    7:45 am - 4:45 pm

Circlin’ Around with Peggy Gelbrich

This quilt is a great introduction to curved piecing — the blocks finish at 8″ square, making it a very simple curve to piece.  Bright tropical batiks give the quilt an island flair.  Suitable for the confident beginner or anyone who would like to learn or practice curved piecing. Sewing machine required. Cost: $75.00    Kit (more…)


  • Monday, February 10, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Direct Fabric Printing with Phyllis Cullen

Using materials which will be provided in class, we’ll use leaves, grasses, found objects to do simple monoprinting, sun printing, direct printing and resist printing. Wear an apron or old clothes and prepare to get messy! We’ll heat set the fabrics which can then be used to make whatever you like, and make it be (more…)


  • Monday, February 10, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Herd of Turtles with Jeanette Vater

Have you admired this design but have to admit that hand applique just isn’t your thing? Jeanette will teach this design as a machine applique project, sharing her tips and technique for stress-free machine applique.  Makes a beautiful wall hanging, 24″ x 36″. Sewing machine required Cost: $75.00   Kit fee: $40.00 (more…)


  • Monday, February 10, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Delectable Mountains with Peggy Gelbrich

This design is made with a simple cutting technique that makes quick work of the blocks. You will be cutting pieced units, rearranging the segments and piecing them together again. It’s a simple, easy way to make a complex looking block, and will introduce a skill you’ll be happy to have in your sewing repertoire. (more…)


  • Delectable Mountains with Peggy Gelbrich
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Fassett Flurry with Viv Smith

This quilt is made with all bright and colorful Kaffe fabrics, cut in diamond shapes, set on point and separated with black sashing to make all the fabrics ‘pop’. To maximize our time in class the outside border strips and most of the quilt top blocks and all the short black sashing strips will be (more…)


  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Portraits with Pizzazz

Create lively fabric portraits from bright and wild prints (think Kaffe, Jacobs, etc) that are not only clearly recognizable but capture the exuberance of the subject’s face. The process is EASY — no drawing necessary. If you can wield a pair of scissors you’ve got it made. The instructor will create a custom pattern from (more…)


  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Drafting Designs for Ruler Quilting with Judy Stupak

This is your chance to be creative and play! Explore some hidden possibilities of your straight, arc and other rulers by going through activities using just paper, pencil and rulers in order to come up with your own personalized designs for blocks, borders and corners. These designs can be left as paper designs for future (more…)


  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm