Kauai’s Largest and Longest Operating Fabric Quilting Shop
Serving Kauai’s Sewing Needs for Over 40 Years
Kapaia Stitchery, Inc. has been serving Kauai for the past 40+ years and we are proud to be the longest operating and largest quilting, sewing, and fabric supply shop in the region. Our goal is to meet all of your quilting and fabric needs. We are here to attentively serve each person who contacts us or walks through our doors. We provide this personalized attention to ensure that you find exactly what you are looking for because we want you to be satisfied with your purchase.
Fabrics, Hawaiian Prints, and Batiks in Lihue, HI
We offer a wide selection of fabrics, finished island products, Aloha attire, Hawaiian quilts, and much more. Kapaia Stitchery, Inc. is the largest retailer of quilting supplies, batiks, and Hawaiian prints on Kauai. We are located right in Lihue, HI and invite you to contact us via Facebook to see what we have in store for you.
The History of Kapaia Stitchery, Inc.
Kapaia Stitchery, Inc. has an interesting history that exemplifies the dedication and Aloha that our shop was founded on. Julie Yukimura opened the doors of the small Kapaia Stitchery, Inc. shop, deep in the heart of the Kapaia Valley, to the public in 1973. Jean Acoba worked in the shop since 1990 and collaborated with Julie and other employees to express their passion for the craft of creation. They worked to delicately weave the foundation of warmth and love of service that continues to this day with courteous customer service and a commitment to providing the highest quality tropical fabrics, quilting supplies, and crafts at a fair price.
From Bikinis and Da Kine Stuff to a Passion for Quilting
Kapaia Stitchery, Inc. was initially founded as, essentially, a yarn shop. Julie and her grandmother sewed their own clothing, crocheted blankets, bikinis, and all da kine stuff. Over the years, she began focusing more on her passion for quilting and the feedback was phenomenal. Overall, everyone who visited the shop walked away feeling Julie’s love for her work and her care for others. “She was a very, very special and unique person,” said Jean.
We Continue Our Quilting Sales and Value Each Customer
Jean Acoba gave up her accounting job to begin working full time at Kapaia Stitchery and was the store manager at the time of Julie’s untimely death at the age of 59 on November 6, 2007, one of the only days that the doors ever shut. As customers, who had become like family, continued to arrive, a mutual decision was made by all of the employees to resume operations because that is what Julie would have wanted. Jean continued to manage the store for the Yukimura family. When the family decided to sell the store in 2012, Jean purchased Kapaia Stitchery on 12/12/2012 (her daughter’s birthday).
Jean and the employees continue the traditions that have been in place for over four decades. We continue to offer the annual April Fool’s Day anniversary sale and remain dedicated to providing the friendly service that the company was founded on. We value each of our customers for the ongoing friendships that we have formed, as well as the mutual love that we share for quilting and fabric arts.