August 27, 2023
The Villages, Florida
Few events could prompt me out of retirement. The cataclysmic fires on Maui that destoyed Lahaina on August 8 are certainly one of them.
DOMINO spent five months in the summer of 1998 cruising Hawaii, including several weeks anchored in Mala, between Lahaina and Kanaapali. The brush fires we experienced then, after hurricane Lane, were just a harbinger of this year’s apocalyptic devastation. Thousands of islanders have lost their homes, businesses, and loved ones. How does one rise again after such a tragedy? How could we help?
Raising funds for the community, of course, is a start. JP and I have selected the Maui Strong Fund. They distribute 100% of their funds, no administrative fee. Check out their page for details.
Many of you know I am a quilter. While in Hawaii, I learned the ancient art of Hawaiian Quilting. In fact, my first Hawaiian quilt was for Janet and Moe, who sheltered our grandchildren while we rode Hurricane Lane at sea. We heard from Janet yesteday. While she is safe, all her friends in western Maui have been impacted, lives destroyed, and she welcomed our fundraising efforts.
|Learning from the Poakalani group in Honolulu
The pink “Ulu” piece lives in Janet’s house in Maui
|“Remember Lahaina” – August 28 auction – 60×63″
Kaleidoscope pieced in New Zealand
Fabrics from American Samoa and Tahiti
Tomorrow, Monday August 28, will be our 3rd Mahalo Monday auction. You can bid from 9AM to 7PM EST. The winning bidder donates directly to the Maui Strong Fund page (I don’t handle money!) and upon copy of the receipt, I deliver the item. Shipping is extra. Simple enough.
Here are a few pix of past and upcoming auctions.
|September 4th auction (in the works)
Hula Girls 51×51″
Fabric from Honolulu
Please, bid generously, help Lahaina and Mala rise from their ashes.
|September 11th auction (in the works)
Tall Ships Parade
Fabric from Honolulu
|The Island Cocktail collection continues
New models released every Monday
|August 21 past auction
“Flight of Butterflies” pillow
|August 14 (past auction)
The Mamo Bird