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!

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!!