Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A New Bag Lady

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:

1 comment:

  1. The bags you made are beautiful! Welcome to the guild! I will be at the body bag class too and look forward to meeting you!