About New Moon Textiles


New Moon Textiles was started by Bobbie and Dorine in 2003. Bobbie had become a friend of Priscilla Bianchi, the Guatemalan art quilter. Priscilla was looking for someone to import and distribute her beautiful hand-dyed, hand woven, ikat style cottons to the U.S. Good friends, Bobbie and Dorine, had begun discussing going into business together and a concept was born. Since the beginning, we have also sold beautiful fabrics that complement the Guatemalan textiles such as batik cottons, silk dupioni, raw silk noil, hand-dyed fabrics, and colorful high quality quilter’s cottons. We also carry quilt patterns and wearable art patterns that look great done in these fabrics.

We exhibit at quilt and fiber shows in the western U.S. Our company is located at 1756 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, California.

bobbiemoonAbout Bobbie Moon

Bobbie has sewn most of her life and has been quilting for the past 25 years. She has worked as a computer programmer, math teacher, entrepreneur, politician, and is currently teaching sewing and quilting.

For many years, Bobbie owned and operated Moon Made which manufactured bedding and table linens for interior decorators.

Bobbie is married and has two children and two grandchildren.

dorineAbout Dorine Nieuwenhuijs

Dorine’s last name means “new house” in Dutch. Dorine started quilting with her grandmother at an old-fashioned quilting bee when she was very young.
She has been an actress, entrepreneur, accountant, and salesperson. She has continued sewing most of her clothes all of her life.

She has studied with nationally known quilters for many years and has been teaching quilting and wearable art classes for over 20 years.

Dorine is the mother of one and the grandmother of two.