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Tifaifai quilting workshops in San Diego


This weekend, August 9th and 10th, we are co-hosting a series of Tifaifai workshops with Heiva San Diego!

Tifaifai is the Tahitian style of quilting that is similar to our Cook Islands tivaevae. Our workshop instructors Yvette Temauri and Nana Harry are here from Tahiti; they are expert craftswomen and they’re excited to be sharing tifaifai with everyone who wants to come out and learn. This is a rare opportunity for those of us in the USA to learn a beautiful pacific art from true experts!

There are 2 workshops on both Saturday and Sunday. The $15 workshop fee includes a FREE pattern for you to take home so you can make your own tifaifai!

Tifaifai Quilting Workshop @ Heiva San Diego
Aug. 9th-10th
$15 workshops
at 10 am and 1pm

You can pre-purchase your tickets at There will be other cultural displays, lots of vendors, ono food, amazing dancing…basically a weekend full of Polynesian fun.

See you there!

P.S. — We’ll be tweeting and sharing photos on Instagram all weekend!

Melodie is the director and producer of Spirit of Tivaevae. Born in New Zealand to a Cook Islander father and American mother, Melodie was raised in the United States. Her family background gives her a unique perspective on being a Pacific Islander raised outside the culture.