Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Syracuse Quilt Week

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.


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!


  1. Your bag is great, good to carry stuff in, and better still, to bring goodies home. Your colours go so well together.

  2. Gorgeous bag......just right for taking to a quilt show!

  3. Kate, I love the colour. Be careful, someone at the quiltshow might like it even more. Make sure the handles are looped over a shoulder. Speaking from experience, when someone tried to loop the handles of my bag over hers and just walk off with my bag. Have fun!