About Moonbear Designs

 This page updated ~ Summer 2015

Moonbear Designs began as a workroom in South Lake Tahoe, CA fabricating window treatments and home decorating products, sub-contracting for Interior Designers. Following 30 years in the home decorating business and a move to Chico I opened a longarm quilting studio. Occasionally, I collaborate with my favorite client, Interior Motives in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

My first longarm was a pre-owned Gammill with a Statler Stitcher. This machine was difficult to hand guide and I soon turned to computerized quilting on the Statler. Researched other longarm options and in 2014 made a change to Innova.  Excited to be a member of the Innova family!

My studio is located in Chico, California, USA. A home based business by appointment only

My longarm machine
My Innova's arrival and set up
by Jim and Nicky, owners of Sew So Shop and Innova dealer
located in Yuba City, CA

Update Summer 2016...
Jim and Nicky are changing their shop to better serve their Innova customers
Moving to a new location in Yuba City
They are adding longarm products, thread, quilt backing and Innova classes

Helena, my Innova

Recently I added a Cross Hatch Bar designed by Innova that is built into the frame
and the newer handle bar extensions with control buttons




 and HAL, my Auto Pilot computerized system with touch screen
Custom mouse and side tables made by Michael :0)
Coming soon is Mach 3! 

A pocket I made for my frame to keep customer quilts and batting off of the floor.
99% of the time I do a full float and use fabric covered magnets to hold tops in place.
Knobs were added to make them easier to handle.

The tools I use are red snappers and rulers from Quilts on the Corner


This great little hand held, wireless mouse/keyboard combo.
It's the size of a TV remote and it glows with the black light option in my LED light!!!

Some pix of the studio with new changes...
The worktable moved into it's new location

A new work space
and home for the Juki

 The design wall went from years of this
to this :0)

Another member of the Moonbear family
Crystal, my German Shepherd who faithfully guarded the studio door.
Sadly my sweet girl left us suddenly in December 2014
due to a cancer. I miss her so very much.

 Come by Moonbear Designs for a visit or stay and play!
You are always welcome :0)
Jo

A little extra... some of my home dec work
Following are a few of the window treatments fabricated
 by Moonbear Designs for Interior Motives located in South Lake Tahoe, CA
These are pix from their website...
Kingston Valances
Inn by the Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Window treatments as well as the wall hanging fabricated by Moonbear Designs.
This room is also used for wedding ceremonies with the wall hanging as a backdrop

Balloon shades for a bathroom remodel
Thank you for visiting Moonbear Designs!
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