Last January, I noticed that the AQS Quilt Week was coming the Syracuse, NY. Since that is a reasonable distance away, I had hopes that I might be able to go. Then life came along, and it looked like there was no way I would be able to make the trip. Family responsibilities were going to get in the way. I sort of forgot about going.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend called, asking me if I was available to go with her to the show in Syracuse. I realized that the family responsibilities have been postponed for a couple of months, and I didn't have any good reason to say no.
So, I AM GOING TO QUILT WEEK!
Of course, when one is going to such an important show, one needs a quilted tote, to carry one's stuff.
I made this cute tote, based on a tutorial from Bethany, of Sweet Bee Buzzings.
Not too big, with handles that will fit over your shoulder.
The fabrics were a good match, but the lining and top band fabric was much softer then the dragonfly fabric. The top of the bag was a bit floppy when I was done. I decided to reinforce it, by stitching down the handles, near the top.
That did just what I wanted and now the top of the bag stays smoothly upright.
Another couple of pieces gone from my stash. More room for shopping at the show!