Hi, I'm Cathy Kropp and I'm new to the guild. You wouldn't guess it from my age but I've only been quilting less than10 years. I really wanted to expand my horizons and learn more, which is why I joined this guild and boy am I glad I did. I joined the guild on a Thursday, went with a group from the guild on retreat that Friday - Sunday, and then a little while later joined the Bag Bee. I've done nothing but learn new things. And with the upcoming workshops I plan to attend, I've still got a lot of learning to go. Life is good!
I love the bag I made although it definitely has some imperfections. It holds all my sewing supplies in one easy place and I can open it up and see where everything is. Which came in handy last week when I was on another retreat. But the best part of the Bag Bee is Joanna got me excited about making bags, in general. Now I can't wait for the Body Bag workshop. And I even purchased a different kind of bag that requires a really long zipper. I can't wait to try it out. I had never installed a zipper before the bee and I must say it wasn't near as hard as I thought. I'd never made anything in 3d before, only nice flat quilts and mostly wall hangings at that. So this was a first in many ways. But I did it. I love it. And now I can't wait to make more bags -- all kinds of bags -- and I proudly consider myself a bag lady. Enjoy! Cathy. Every day is a good day to quilt.
Here are some more bags made thanks to the Bag Bee: