Just a week ago, the staff and I were in Minneapolis for the semi-annual International Quilt Market. We always look forward to the chance to see old friends and make new ones. The three days of Market leave us inspired and grateful to be part of the warm and creative quilting industry.
We had a wall of amazing projects on display (shown here). Four stunning quilts were created by our celebrated Quilt Designer, Georgie Gerl. Patterns for these projects were included in Issue #19 of Asian Fabric magazine. The magazine was handed out at Quilt Market along with the ever-popular, mouthwatering chocolate macadamia nuts from Hawaii Kona Bay has become known for having at our booth.
Some of the other contributors you see represented in the photos include Cheryl Kuczek, Sheryl Mycroft and Kari Nichols. The skirt and quilt patterns will be in the upcoming issue of Asian Fabric. Leesa Chandler, Helene Knott and Kristen Wright contributed the bag, the children’s wear and the quilt we had on display that was also in Issue #19.
The new collections and several new tone-on-tone groups were well received. The catalog featured in Issue #19 displayed the art for these so shops were anxious to see the new group and place their orders.
Just before Fall Market 2009 in Houston, I set up our Kona Bay Facebook page. Now, just a few short months later, we enjoy over 4600 friends and counting. Every day, I spend time visiting with fabric fans from around the world. It was so much fun to meet and visit with many of my Facebook friends in person. If you haven’t hooked up with us yet, I’d love to have you join us! You can find us here on Facebook.
The last week we’ve been busy filling orders and as always—planning for the future. The fun never stops at Kona Bay Fabrics!