Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Asian Fabric Magazine Available Now!


Come February 14, millions around the world will welcome in the 2010 Chinese Year of the Tiger. Tigers are known for their multi-faceted characteristics and remarkable beauty.
Asian Fabric magazine, the latest issue number 18 just out and on the stands of your local quilt shop, shares many qualities of the Tiger. Over five years ago now, it leapt out of nowhere, surprising Asian fabric enthusiasts with its beauty and strength of purpose.

The cover of this latest issue pays honor to the Tiger, showcasing Kona Bay’s Year of the Tiger fabric from the Asa Collection. Inside, is where the real fun begins, though. Georgie Gerl, nationally acclaimed award winning quilter and Asian Fabric’s Quilt Designer and Editor, has once again created a stunning array of unique projects and thoughtful patterns that will carry you into Spring.

In addition, we have four guest contributors whose patterns you will love. Lidia Froehler, of Canada, offers a lovely table runner you can make up quickly for that last minute gift. Cary FlaniCome February 14, millions around the world will welcome in the 2010 Chinese Year of the Tiger. Tigers are known for their multi-faceted characteristics and remarkable beauty.
Asian Fabric magazine, the latest issue number 18 just out and on the stands of your local quilt shop, shares many qualities of the Tiger. Over five years ago now, it leapt out of nowhere, surprising Asian fabric enthusiasts with its beauty and strength of purpose.

The cover of this latest issue pays honor to the Tiger, showcasing Kona Bay’s Year of the Tiger fabric from the Asa Collection. Inside, is where the real fun begins, though. Georgie Gerl, nationally acclaimed award winning quilter and Asian Fabric’s Quilt Designer and Editor, has once again created a stunning array of unique projects and thoughtful patterns that will carry you into Spring.

In addition, we have four guest contributors whose patterns you will love. Lidia Froehler, of Canada, offers a lovely table runner you can make up quickly for that last minute gift. Cary Flanigan showcases the artful Japanese technique of asymmetry to produce a striking wall quilt with regal gold accents.

Delightful little handbags by Elayne West show you a fun way to recycle those old ties hanging in the closet. Make up one to cover every occasion! And last but not least, Lacey Hill is back with another visual wonder using a large scale appliqu├ęd Japanese Heraldry Wisteria Crest.

For the second time, Kona Bay Fabrics has included a special bonus section to give you an up close and personal showing of our latest and greatest new fabric releases. You’ll be awed and inspired by twenty pages of gorgeous fabric swatch images. Use them to plan your next quilt and show your favorite quilt shop just what you need.

Issue 17, which included the first bonus catalog, sold out quickly—don’t delay in getting a copy of Issue 18. There should be one waiting for you at your local quilt shop or visit www.konabay.com to subscribe today!

Kona Bay Releases Yuko Collection


Kona Bay continuing to roll out new designs for the year. Next up is a superb Asian floral print from the YUKO COLLECTION. Here's the black colorway. Enjoy and hope you like. Mahalo!!



Monday, February 1, 2010

Japan Quilt Grand Prix Winners Announced

Just posted on the Kona Bay Fabrics Facebook fan page the link to see the winners of the recently held Japan Quilt Grand Prix. Amazing quilts and bags. Please sign up as Kona Bay Facebook Fan while you're there. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Redmond-WA/Kona-Bay-Fabrics-Seattle-Bay-Fabrics-and-Asian-Fabric-Magazine/106593046936?ref=ts