Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Kona Bay Fabrics




Hope everyone has a great Christmas and holiday season!!

Here is to 2012 being a wonderful and blessed year for one and all!!

Da Textile Samurai

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Kona Bay's Fleur Collection to be released in January




Kona Bay Fabrics' Fleur Collection will be available in January to quilt shops and quilters.

There are eight wonderful colors ranging from white on white to taupe -- perfect for any and all projects!!

Not sure you can ever have enough fabric of these must-have colors for your quilting or craft projects.

Let your local quilt shop know you would very much like to have them order the upcoming FLEUR COLLECTION.

Mahalo from Da Textile Samurai!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chestnut Lane Collection Available Now!





Many quilters know Kona Bay Fabrics for their wonderful Asian prints but did you also know that we have quite a reputation for non-Asian cotton fabrics as well?

Chesnut Lane is such a collection.

This beautiful floral group is now available in your favorite local quilt shop or internet store and FREE patterns are available on the Kona Bay Fabrics web site.

We hope you will check out this gorgeous fabric collection soon!

Aloha and mahalo from Da Textile Samurai!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics Neko Kitty Collection Now Available!




Here kitty, kitty!! Kona Bay Fabrics' Neko (Cat) Collection now available in your local quilt shop.

My name is Miss Piggy da Kitty and I approve this message:):)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kona Bay's Asian Fabric Magazine now available!





Kona Bay's Asian Fabric magazine is now in your favorite quilt shop and available online at your favorite internet quilt business.

This copy is full of patterns, pictures, stories, recipes and much, much more.

Look for this issue today!!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics to release Geisha Tonals in February


Kona Bay Fabrics will be releasing their new Geisha Dynasty Collection in February and along with it will be the very pretty Geisha Tonal prints which may be used with Geisha Dynasty as well as many other quilting and craft projects.

These gorgeous sashiko design fabrics are in seven wonderful colors and have a very nice ombre feeling of dark to light for your quilting project.

In January, Kona Bay Fabrics will post on their web site a FREE pattern for the Geisha Dynasty and Geisha Tonal Collection.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics loves being techie!!!




Kona Bay Fabrics has had a web presence since the early days of the internet.

Kona Bay Fabrics has a webpage, is on Facebook, has a Twitter presence, a blog and now we use QuickResponse symbols to let quilters and fabric lovers all over the world know about our fabrics and our free patterns.

We hope you are following Kona Bay in some or all of our social network activities.

Now you can use your QR reader application and see where our QR code above takes you.

Aloha and mahalo from Da Textile Samurai.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics is on Facebook Too!!!




Kona Bay Fabrics loves our Facebook fans!!

From time to time, we will preview upcoming fabric collections on our Facebook fan page and solicit their valuable opinion on the fabric designs as well as enlist their suggestions for colors.

Shown above is such a new fabric design that will be a part of our beautiful Lotus flower collection.

We would love to have our Blog fans pipe in with their comments and color suggestions as well. In addition, we would love to have you as a Kona Bay Fabrics Facebook fan!

Mahalo for your support!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics' Magical Flight Collection


Kona Bay Fabrics is very excited about its new upcoming Magical Flight Collection showcasing our love of Japanese dragonflies (Tombo).

Kona Bay Fabrics has been producing dragonfly fabric for many years and this latest fabric offering may be our best yet!!

Magical Flight Collection features seven magnificent colorways including the always popular gray colorway and will be released in February. Look for this super fabric group at your local quilt shop then.

Aloha from Da Textile Samurai.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics Preparing New Tonal Fabrics





Kona Bay Fabrics just loves developing new ideas for fabrics for our customers and our recent new tonal design is a beaut!!!

Kona Bay Fabrics is famously known for their Asian fabrics but we are also building a nice reputation for developing lovely tonal prints for quilters.

We would appreciate very much hearing from our Kona Bay fans as to which colors youm feel would be ideal for this new tonal design. Now that we have finished the design, the selecting coors is the next phase before it becomes beautiful fabric in your favorite quilt shop.

You can leave your comments here on our blog or by joining the Kona Bay Fabrics Facebook fan page and giving us your suggestions there.

Thanks for your feedback!!

Aloha and Mahalo!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kona Bay's Garden Elegance Collection - New Colors Soon!



Kona Bay loves their tonal prints and this leaf from Garden Elegance Collection (GARD-04) was one of our most popular.

Quilters have been begging for us to not only reprint this gorgeous leaf print but to also be bring out many NEW colors for one and all to enjoy.

We very much welcome your color suggestions so please let us know which colors you feel would be best. You can post a comment at the end of this blog or email me at douglas@konabay.com.

Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions!!

Da Textile Samurai


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Asian Fabric Magazine Just Arrived!


Look what just arrived at the Kona Bay Fabrics offices!! Why...it's the latest copy of our ASIAN FABRIC MAGAZINE!!

Issue #24 will soon be distributed to our quilt shop customers all across the globe as well as to our subscribers in the next few days.

Look for your copy at your favorite quilt shop in about ten days!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics' Rainbow Garden in Quilt Shops Now!




Kona Bay Fabrics' Rainbow Garden Collection is now available in your local quilt shop and FREE patterns using this wonderful fabric group are on the Kona Bay Fabrics website.

Kona Bay Fabrics is famous for their lovely Asian fabrics but with our Rainbow Garden Collection we wanted to send a strong message to quilters and the sewing community -- Kona Bay Fabrics is not a one trick pony!

Vibrant, beautiful and gorgeous!

Look for Rainbow Garden Collection in your local quilt shop now and get your FREE pattern for this fabric group and many more on the Kona Bay Fabrics website today!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Chesnut Lane Collection from Kona Bay Fabrics




Many quilters and crafters automatically think when they hear Kona Bay Fabrics that we are only a fabric company that produces beautiful Asian fabrics but there is much more to the story.

Kona Bay Fabrics has been producing many gorgeous non-Asian fabrics for the quilting and sewing community for a long time and one of those collections is our new Chestnut Lane collection.

When you see the new Chesnut Lane Collection from Kona Bay, you can almost hear the autumn leaves crunch beneath your feet. This is a very sophisticated palette in cinnamon and burgundy colorways. The feature fabric highlights large leaves and berries in the rich autumn tones we love so much. In addition to the feature fabric, the line contains six coordinating designs.

As an added bonus. Kona Bay Fabrics has a stunning FREE pattern on our website for your enjoyment.

Our Chestnut Lane Collection is now available in your favorite local quilt shop.





Friday, November 11, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics Salutes Our Veterans





Today is Veteran's Day in the US and Remembrance Day in many countries like Canada and Australia.

Kona Bay Fabrics is very proud of its warriors and those men and women who have served our country so that all of us may enjoy the liberty and freedom that it enjoys today.

A major salute goes out to all our men and women who gave so much to our country!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics Neko (Cat) Collection is Arriving!!






One of Kona Bay Fabrics' cutest fabric collections -- Neko Collection -- is arriving in a few days and then will be released to quilt shops all across the US and internationally.

These cute kitties and their fabric coordinates were a big hit at the recently held Quilt Market in Houston and it is so easy to see why. Just look how adorable these kitties are!!!

Check with your local quilt shop and make sure they hold some of this wonderful Neko Collection fabrics for you.

Mahalo and Aloha!!






Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics' Color Movement has arrived!




For Kona Bay Fabrics, it is like having Christmas every time a new shipment of fabrics arrive from the printing mills.

We are now geting our very popular Color Movement tonal group and will soon be folding onto bolts and distributing to our quilt shop customers all over the world. Yes..we have many international distributors as quilting continues to grow and grow in popularity.

This gorgeous tonal fabric group consists of 17 beautiful colors with a fabric design that is perfect for any quilting and craft project.

Thank you for making Kona Bay's Color Movement collection so popular and please look for it in your local quilt shop this month.

Mahalo and Aloha!!




Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Serenity II Fabrics and Free Pattern Available Now!




Kona
Bay Fabrics' Serenity II fabrics are now available at your favorite quilt shop and a FREE lovely pattern using these gorgeous fabrics is on the Kona Bay Fabrics website.

Award winning quilter, Georgie Gerl of Spokane, WA, designed this pattern.

The graceful cranes and wisteria of the feature fabric are fussy cut and framed with coordinates of the collection in gently curved pieces. The result is a quilt that emotes peaceful tranquility and is sure to be a beautiful addition to your decor.

Please support your local quilt shop as they are the heart and soul of our quilting industry!!

Aloha and mahalo!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kona Bay features Georgie Gerl's quilts at Quilt Market





















Kona Bay Fabrics proudly displayed two beautiful quilts by superstar quilter Georgie Gerl of Spokane, WA in our booth at the recently held Quilt Market in Houston, TX.

Georgie's two quilts will also be both showcased in the next issue of Kona Bay's Asian Fabric magazine which will be released around mid November.

The quilt on the left is entitled Kiero (Path) and shows a lovely way to use Kona Bay's tonal fabrics along with our highly prized cotton sateen prints from Japan.

The quilt measures 79" x 79" and the instructions for making this quilt will be in the next Asian Fabric magazine.

The quilt on the right is called Tiene and it measures 49.5" x 55".

This quilt offers an interesting way to incorporate applique into a beautiful design and will also have pattern in the next issue of Asian Fabric magazine.

Look for Asian Fabric magazine in your locval quilt shop in mid November or you can order online at the Kona Bay Fabrics website.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

GEISHA PANEL VI to be released in January




Kona Bay has been printing Geisha designs for many, many years and our Geisha Panel prints have always been very popular!

This is our 6th four Geisha image panel collection and I love it as much as the very first one we did ages ago.

Japanese Ukioye woodblock prints from the 1600's were created by the masters of their craft and Kona Bay pays tribute to their art with producing these Geisha prints onto high quality cotton fabric.

Geisha Panel VI will be available in January but our customers may order them now on our website to ensure delivery.

Each individual Geisha design measures 10.5" x 16" and there are a total of 22 four Geisha images per fifteen yard bolt.

Mahalo and Aloha!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics back from Quilt Market!


The semi annual quilting industry gathering called QUILT MARKET has ended and Kona Bay staff is back in our offices in Redmond, WA hard at work working on even producing many more new fabric designs.

The Quilt Market show was recently held in Houston, Texas and it is where fabric companies, designers, pattern producers, gadget inventors, etc all gather to showcase their products and get together with customers and friends at the nation's largest quilting wholesale show.

Kona Bay had a super Quilt Market and we would like to thank everyone who came by our booths to review our new and current fabrics.

Now, the huge consumer show entitled Quilt Festival will begin in which thousands of quilters will take over Houston and mob the convention center looking for wonderful fabric and taking lessons.

Thanks to one and all for making our Quilt Market experience an awesome time once again!!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kona Bay's Explosion of Colors Collection


Kona Bay's Explosion of Colors Collection may be our best selling tonal group of 2011. There are 16 great colors!

Look at the gorgeous quilt that super quilter, Cathy Kind of Woodinville, WA. made using all 16 colors from our Explosion of Colors fabric collection!!

This FREE pattern is available on the Kona Bay Fabrics web site and this outstanding fabric group is now available in your local quilt shop.

Have fun!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kona Bay Loves Our "Magical Flight" Dragonflies


Kona Bay Fabrics has been in love with its dragonfly fabrics for many. many years. The Japanese word for dragonfly is "Tombo" and we have been producing Tombo collections for ages!

Our customers insist we keep producing these dragonfly fabrics as they keep selling very, very well in quilt shops.

Perhaps you even have several of the different Kona Bay dragonfly prints in your fabric stash.

Our latest collection -- MAGICAL FLIGHT -- is a gorgeous multi-colored design and these fabrics will be available in shops in February.

Our sales reps will soon have these color boards and will be showing our quilt shop customers very, very soon.

We hope you LOVE them as much as we do!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics' Eco Friendly Hot/Cold Bags



The hottest non-fabric item from Kona Bay Fabrics this year was, by far and away, the Eco Friendly Hot/Cold Bags!!

Kona Bay is doing its part to be green and, in addition, these eleven bags are just soooooooooooooooooo gosh darn pretty!!

The bag featured in this blog is the LOTUS bag and there are ten more different bags for you to choose from.

Please obtain your hot/cold bag at your favorite quilt shop or you can go to Kona Bay Gifts to make your purchase.

These bags are ideal as a gift item for a special friend or for your personal use.

You will be styling with your Kona Bay Hot/cold bag!!!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics' Geisha Dynasty Indigo Colorway


Here is a preview for our Kona Bay Fabrics blog fans of the indigo colorway for the upcoming GEISHA DYNASTY Collection that will be released early next year and we think she is gorgeous!!

Previously, we showed everyone the red/black colorway and we were so happy with the wonderful comments from everyone.

Our quilt shop customers will be seeing the entire collection on color sheets at the upcoming Quilt Market Show in Houston at the end of October.

We hope you love this group as much as we do!

Mahalo and Aloha from Da Textile Samurai

Monday, October 17, 2011

Geisha Dynasty Pattern Revealed





Earlier, we previewed for the Kona Bay blog fans, the upcoming Geisha Dynasty collection focus piece and we got many great responses!!

Here now is the proposed pattern that will go along with the collection and we hope you love it as well.

Soon, we should have the entire collection all finalized then it will go out to our dedicated sales reps to show our loyal and supportive quilt shop customers.

Thank you, again, for all your comments and we hope you enjoy this group as much as we have had in developing it.

Aloha and mahalo!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics Loves the Geishas





Kona Bay Fabrics has been producing gorgeous Geisha fabrics since its inception in 1991.

Quilters and crafters have come to rely on Kona Bay for making beautiful Asian fabrics and we know our new group - GEISHA ROYALTY - will continue the tradition.

This is the red/black colorway from GEISHA ROYALTY and the other blue colorway is equally stunning!

We will soon be releasing the color boards to our hard working sales team who will be showing to quilt shop owners this month.

We will keep you posted when this elegant fabric collection is released to the quilt shops early next year.

Aloha from Da Textile Samurai

Friday, October 14, 2011

Quilt Market Fast Approaching


The International Quilt Market is the quilting industry's BIG SHOW and this year the Fall show will be held in Houston, TX on OCT. 29 - 31.

Kona Bay has been attending Quilt Market since our beginning in 1991.

In addition to showing off our latest fabric selections, Kona Bay has always had a special treat for our quilt shop customers and, once again, it will be chocolate macadamia nuts from Hawaii.

I know some will enjoy a licorice whip or a Tootsie roll at other booths, but it is no comparison to Kona Bay's chocolate macadamia nut candy!!

So, if you are attending, please make sure you swing by our booths -- 1220 and 1321 - and check out the new wonderful fabric collections as well as enjoying our wonderful candy from beautiful Hawaii.

Aloha from Da Textile Samurai

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kona Bay Fabrics Gentle Breeze Collection


Kona Bay's new and upcoming GENTLE BREEZE Collection is now on the Kona Bay Fabrics' web site for our quilt shop customers to purchase.

This pretty collection will be available in February and a FREE pattern will be on our our web site in January.

Five gorgeous designs are in this fabulous collection and only five fabrics are needed to make the Gentle Breeze quilt as viewed above.

What a great quilt project and it doesn't require a small fortune in fabric purchases in order to produce a super quilt!!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

FLEUR TONALS COLLECTION in JANUARY




Kona Bay's lovely FLEUR COLLECTION will be released in January!

There are eight wonderful colors ranging from white on white to taupe -- perfect for any and all projects!!

Not sure you can ever have enough fabric of these must-have colors for your quilting or craft projects.

Let your local quilt shop know you would very much like to have them order the upcoming FLEUR COLLECTION.

Mahalo from Da Textile Samurai


Monday, October 10, 2011

Kona Bay Quilt Shop Customer Display






It is always nice to see a fabric collection that is worked on very hard ending up not only being a very beautiful collection but a super display for a quilt shop customer as well.

The Pine Needle Quilt Shop in Lake Oswego, OR set up such a display featuring our new Chesnut Lane Collection and it looks spectacular!!

Thanks Pine Needle for the lovely display and for being a super Kona Bay customer!!

Chestnut Lane Collection is available now in your favorite quilt shop and it is just in time for the fall season.

You can also download a FREE pattern using the Chesnut Lane Collection from the Kona Bay Fabrics webpage. Enjoy!!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Free Patterns on Kona Bay Web Page!!





It may not the the best kept secret in the world, but did you know there are lots of FREE patterns on the Kona Bay web site?

For a long time, Kona Bay has always created and given away many, many free patterns on our web site and the giving continues!!

Every time Kona Bay Fabrics releases a new fabric collection, we soon have a FREE pattern to go along with that fabric group.

We hope you will visit our web site and check out the FREE patterns.

Did I say they were FREE?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Garden Gazing Collection -- Less is More!!!




The new floral fabric line from Kona Bay, Garden Gazing Collection, comes in two color stories - periwinkle blue and buttery yellow or red, orange and fuchsia colors. In addition to two color stories, the main floral pattern comes in both a large print and smaller scale design, GAZI-01 and GAZI-02. The collection also contains a lovely border print with carnations and anenomes and three designs of coordinates.

A free pattern will be available for you to download in December. The Garden Gazing Pattern is one of Kona Bay's new "Less is More" patterns and these quilts only require six fabrics!!




Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kona Bay Eco Friendly Hot/Cold Bags a Hit!!!






Like The GEICO commercial says, if you haven't known about the Kona Bay Fabrics Eco-Friendly Hot/Cold bags, then you must have been living under a rock.

These elegant, stylish and practical bags have been the hit this year and can be found at your local quilt shop or by visiting our Kona Bay Gifts web site.

There are eleven distinctive hot/cold bags, six of which have a Pacific Northwest theme where Kona Bay Fabrics is located.

Ask for them at your favorite quilt shop or visit Kona Bay Gifts today!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Kona Bay Fabrics' latest issue of their Asian Fabric magazine will be released at the end of October and the cover features one of our newest fabric groups - Paradise Collection.

This beautiful fabric collection will be in quilt shops in December/January and it so pretty! This collection has a gorgeous master print with lovely coordinates but also there are twelve gold texture complimentary fabrics entitled Paradise Gold Dust.

You can get your copy of Asian Fabric magazine at your favorite quilt shop or it can easily be ordered online from Kona Bay.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Gentle Breeze - new upcoming Kona Bay fabric group





Gentle Breeze is one of the new and upcoming collections from Kona Bay and it is a beaut!!

We are putting on the final touches on these gorgeous fabrics and we will soon have two quilt patterns showcasing these fabrics in two colorways. Below is the red and black quilt project that will soon be on the Kona Bay website as a FREE pattern for your enjoyment!!

Aloha from Da Textile Samurai








Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kona Bay's Asian Fabric magazine released end OCT



Kona Bay Fabrics' latest issue of their Asian Fabric magazine will be released at the end of October and the cover features one of our newest fabric groups - Paradise Collection.

This beautiful fabric collection will be in quilt shops in December/January and it so pretty! This collection has a gorgeous master print with lovely coordinates but also there are twelve gold texture complimentary fabrics entitled Paradise Gold Dust.

You can get your copy of Asian Fabric magazine at your favorite quilt shop or it can easily be ordered online from Kona Bay.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kona Bay's NEKO (Cat) Collection Coming in November

Did Miss Piggy da Kitty lend a big paw in designing the Neko Collection for Kona Bay? You might think so! Kittens in a black or indigo colorway on a cream background are the fiesty features of this playful fabric line. Scattered paw prints and paw prints in a sashiko design are the coordinates that round out the collection.

Kona Bay remains the fabric company you think of when you want elegant Asian-inspired fabrics, but we would like to welcome you to the lighter side of Kona Bay. We think the Neko Collection is more fun than a brand new catnip mousy! We hope you agree and look forward to seeing your creative projects using the kitties of the Neko Collection.


    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    QUILT MARKET at end of October


    Kona Bay Fabrics has been a fabric wholesaler since 1991 - -yikes...we're 20 years old!!! -- and during that time, we have been to many, many Quilt Markets which is the quilting fabrics wholesale industry show.

    Every Fall, thousands of us gather in Houston, TX and show off our new fabric collections, patterns, gadgets, techniques and get together with old friends and make new friends as well.

    If you are attending Quilt Market, please come by the Kona Bay booths (1220 and 1321) and check out our new fabrics as well as partaking in our super delicious candy from Hawaii - our trademark chocolate macadamia nut candy.

    You can always see our beautiful fabrics on our Kona Bay website and while you are visiting our web page, please enjoy our FREE patterns!

    Thanks for all your support these past 20 years!!

    Monday, September 26, 2011

    PARADISE COLLECTION AVAILABLE IN JANUARY



    Kona Bay Fabrics is pleased to announce that their Paradise Collection fabrics will be available in January and a FREE pattern to go along with this collection will be on the Kona Bay Fabrics website very, very soon!

    There's a reason you think of Kona Bay when looking for dramatic Asian-insprired fabrics. No one produces more beautiful Asian designs than Kona Bay and the new Paradise Collection is no exception!

    The Paradise Collection comes in three tantalizing colorways with two feature fabric designs of mums, hibiscus and fans on a background of foliage, with gold metallic accents. Included in the collection are a floral coordinate and graphic swirl coordinate. The creative possibilities with this beautiful fabric are endless!

    Saturday, September 24, 2011

    Chesnut Lane Collection from Kona Bay Fabrics


    Mention the name Kona Bay Fabrics to quilters and immediately they think of gorgeous Asian fabrics. But, as many also know, Kona Bay is getting more and more famous for many of its beautiful non-Asian designs as well.

    Chestnut Lane Collection is such a wonderful fabric group!!

    This very popular collection will soon be arriving and then quickly sent out to our loyal and dedicated quilt shop customers.

    Make sure your local quilt shop owner has Chestnut Lane fabrics from Kona Bay on order for you.

    Aloha and mahalo.

    Friday, September 23, 2011

    Kona Bay's Rainbow Garden Fabric a Hit!


    A Kona Bay customer was so excited in sending this picture along with a story in how she had recovered some bland looking bags in her shop with our Kona Bay Rainbow Garden fabrics and now the bags are flying out the door!!

    Very creative marketing and we always appreciate hearing success stories from our quilt shop customers involving the use of our Kona Bay Fabrics.

    The Rainbow Garden Collection is very beautiful and colorful and is now available at your favorite local quilt shop. You can also find a FREE quilt pattern on our website as well involving our Rainbow Garden Collection.

    If you ever need to find a quilt shop that carries Kona Bay fabrics, look no further than our website and click on "Find a Retailer".

    Have a great weekend!!

    Aloha and mahalo from Da Textile Samurai

    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Kona Bay Fabrics loves to do tonal prints!!


    Kona Bay Fabrics has been doing tonal prints since our early beginnings in 1991.

    Along with our Asian prints, we have been blessed in having great designers and colorists who have done a spectacular job!!

    The leaf print you see here is being considered as one of our next tonal prints and we would very much appreciate your feedback as to which colors would be best.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. You can either comment on the blog below or you can send your suggestions directly to me at douglas@konabay.com

    Mahalo and Aloha!!

    Da Textile Samurai