Kumu Humu O’Molokai
usually only in museums,” says Kamakana.
Kim was one of the first Hawaiian homesteaders in Ho`olehua, and retired as a cook at Kalaupapa, according to her granddaughter Barbara Haliniak.
Most of the quilts will just be on display, but six or eight will be for sale, says Kamakana. The quilts will sell for $1500 to $2000 for unfinished quilt fronts, and $2000 to $5000 for finished pieces. Some smaller pieces will also be raffled off.
Full color books that catalogue the exhibition pieces will be available for purchase for $20.
Students at Aka`ula have been studying quilt making and design, and their work will be on display alongside the masterpieces. Kits and patterns developed by the students will be for sale.
Classes in quilting-making will be held throughout the day. Kapa and tapa, the ancient Hawaiian art of fabric making will be taught. “Beginning Hawaiian Kapa Making” and “Beyond Kapa – Creative Contemporary Projects” are at a cost of $50, and “Making Tapa – Pounding Wauke” is $100. Pre-registration is necessary. You can sign up and pay for classes either at Bamboo Pantry, 553-3300 or Aka`ula School, Kualau`u Business Center, 567-6980.