Original designer and creator of the "Kapa'eke" quilt bag and accessories

About Us

Hawaiian Quilt Collection has been quilting for Hawaii for 29 years. We are the oldest retail quilt company in Hawaii. Designs are created by our local owner, Michael John Gillan.
Hawaiian Quilt Collection was the first Hawaiian quilt store in Waikiki, over 20 years ago.  Michael John Gillan is the designer and creator of the heirloom Hawaiian quilt bag “Kapa'eke" as well as personal accessories like make up bag and eye class case.
Our hand-quilted, 100% cotton items are for every room
of your home, from kitchen items, wall hangings, patterns,
quilt kits and more.
Hawaiian Quilt Collection products have been sold to Hawaiian royalty a well as Hollywood stars and have been taken to all parts of the world.
Michael John Gillan first introduced Hawaiian quilting to Japan in 1990.  Michael and his sister, Joy, did lectures and lessons for ten years; thus pioneering Hawaiian Quilting in Japan. 


 Hawaiian Quilt Collection was awarded the Retail Merchants of Hawaii Resort Retail Business of the Year award for 2013.


Quilt demonstrations and lessons available:

  • Queens' MarketPlace (Big Island) every Sunday from 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Waikiki Beachwalk every Tuesday from 10 am - 12 pm

Click here to sign up for a demonstration or lesson!
Although registration isn't mandatory, it is nice to give our instructors a head count so they can give you the best experience.  Please indicate which location you're interested in.

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Our newest addition to the Hawaiian Quilt Collection stores…
'Auana Quilts at Ala Moana Center