Saturday 28 February 2015

Quilts in the Barn and Sewmiriam Bags

I feel very humbled and honoured this week. I have been asked if I would like to make some of my bags to sell at the boutique that will be at the Quilts in the Barn Exhibition this year featuring Margaret Sampson- George - a Life's Journey - the work of a quilt teacher and her students. The exhibition is proudly  sponsoring beyondblue.

Fabrics are flying around my house!  I have taken possession of our dining table and the family have agreed to eat balancing their plates on their knees for the next week or two. Thank you my wonderful family. 

I am not the only busy bee. The awesome ladies who attended my bag workshops last year at The Cottage Quiltworks in Warriewood have made even more bags. This blogpost is featuring the Whopper Shopper- the largest and roomiest of my bag patterns. Very comfortable on the shoulder too! 

Georgie has made herself a bag 

and one for her wonderful sister Phyl .

Elaine has made a gorgeous bag too

and so has Janice

These bags really lend themselves to featuring bold, graphic prints. Think big! Large-letter print really makes this bag, made beautifully by Pat. 

Take a bow ladies- you are a talented group of inspiring women!! 

If you would like to learn how to make the handy zip top bag, as shown in my last post, please contact The Cottage Quiltworks. It is a great way to learn bag basics . 

Back to making one of a kind bags for the exhibition boutique  and sewing on binding  for my quilt that will also be on show at the exhibition. 

Happy sewing, love Miriam x


  1. What a great cause !
    Do you know what the bags will be priced at ?

  2. Not sure yet , but I think $60 each

  3. Wow, you are so productive. Any clue as to the gorgeous rabbit / hare print on pink fabric / designer or store you purchased from. It is gorgeous.

    1. Don't you just love this fabric! I found it at Spotlight, Australia last year. Sorry I don't remember the maker. It is slightly thicker than quilting weight and also came in a yellow colour way I think. Maybe they still have some - fingers crossed!

    2. Thanks Miriam, I found it today in our local Spotlight, in the pink, pale blue, and soft green. The staff reassured me it will be on the 40% Easter Sale, so I plan to stock up / hoard some of this gorgeous fabric.

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