Volcano Art Center Hosts First Quilt Show

June 24, 2016, 10:17 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:32 PM
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“Malama-Ki Collaborative” by Glorianne Garza. Volcano Art Center photo.

“Malama-Ki Collaborative” by Glorianne Garza. Volcano Art Center photo.

Volcano Art Center’s first annual quilt show, Quilts in the Forest, Quilts in the Park, will open on July 15, 2016, with a special reception from 5 to 7 p.m., at Hale Ho‘omana at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

This exhibit is open to the public and free of charge.

The exhibit will be display from July 16 to Aug. 6, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s special theme, “Find Your Park,” highlights the centennial celebration for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as the National Park Service.

In this first annual quilt show for VAC, over 20 quilters are displaying 40 of their finest works, some for the first time in public.


The 40 quilts include traditional as well as contemporary Hawaiian quilts, wearable art, bed runners and some “very small “ quilts.


Also on display will be two antique Hawaiian quilts, on loan by master quilter Roberta Muller, as well as old quilting paraphernalia.

Muller will share basic quilting techniques on Saturday, July 16, at two 2-hour sessions, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., at Hale Ho‘omana.

Honu Design Kits will be on sale for $10 and will include honu applique, fabric, batting, backing, needles and thread.


On Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m., Volcano Art Center will screen the award-winning PBS documentary The Art of Quilting at Hale Ho‘omana. This program celebrates contemporary quilt artists as they transcend classic quilts by taking the finest traditions of the past to create new traditions for this American art form. This presentation is free; however, donations are appreciated.

The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary and performing arts.


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