Postcards From Provence

A Virtual Workshop with Jenni Smith & Kay Walsh

The Spirit of Hawaii

A Virtual Workshop on June 9 & 10

Explore the quilts of Hawaii–all from the comfort of home!

Live on June 9 & 10

We are taking attendees on a virtual visit to the tropical shores of Hawaii!

Our trip will include a look at the incredible tradition of appliqué in Hawaii, colorful fabrics, and botanical inspiration galore. But the best part is anticipating the many surprises that are sure to pop up during our adventure. We plan as much as we can, but we can’t wait to see what unexpected experiences unfold on location!

This virtual trip will include an up-close look at show-stopping quilts, sewing in the great outdoors, first-hand history lessons, and textile treats that capture the aloha spirit. And, of course, we will design a Hawaiian-inspired quilt to teach you in the workshop.

Single Ticket

Purchase a single-workshop pass for The Spirit of Hawaii. Upon registration, you will be able to access all event details and resources on our exclusive Attendee Hub. 

Adventure Passport

Best value! Access three annual Adventure Workshops at a 25% discount when you buy a Passport. Plus, enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes content, sneak peeks, and more. 

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About the Project

The heart of the Shining Light quilt will teach you how to create your very own French Boutis—a heritage tradition of “stuffed quilting” that they are incredibly excited to share in amazing detail for the first time ever in an online workshop of this kind. Think of it as similar to Trapunto but totally reversible: an extremely clever and sophisticated technique with the ability to add playful depths of light and shadow and fine detail into a quilt top, the likes of which you won’t have imagined before.

The finished small quilt will be perfect to decorate a wall, and the colour palette will no doubt be inspired by the numerous great artists who have painted this stunning landscape including Cezanne, Matisse and Van Gogh! Your mini masterpiece will be full of charm and the workshop will encourage you to add your own je ne sais quoi and make it a truly special keepsake.


Hawaii Highlights


Turning the pages of Quiltfolk’s issue on Hawaii is a memorable experience and truly a feast for the eyes. The stitched patterns on quilts feature bold colours and are both distinctive and unique. However, even more beguiling is how these quilts are intimately connected to the place they are made; their beauty certainly goes beneath the surface, reflecting the history and nature of these stunning islands. The makers each talk with true passion for their work, and the sense of community is incredibly strong. In short, it’s a read that stays with you and sparks wanderlust.

The Adventure Workshop crew popped this distant location (22 hours from the UK) on our quilting wish list many months ago and are beyond excited to be jetting off to “paradise.” We believe travelling to study the quilts of Hawaii will allow us to explore the spiritual act of quilt making amongst people for whom every stitch is perceived as an act of love, and we hope to learn how everyone can feel more connected to their surroundings and practice an art form that feels authentic and joyful.