Seen at the Shows! Houston 2019


even though I’ve been in business for over 15 years, I still get a big kick out of seeing our customers carrying bags they’ve made from our patterns! And what better place to “spy” these customers than a retail quilt/craft show, right?

And if you’re thinking that since the Houston Quilt Market & Quilt Festival are the two largest shows of their type in this country, that it stands to reason that it would be there that we’d “spy” the most bags made from our patterns…. then you’d be absolutely RIGHT!

So having said that, it is my pleasure to now be able to show you the 22 bags we “spied” (and were actually able to photograph) at this year’s Quilt Market & Festival in Houston, TX.
Please note also that due to time constraints of a busy live show environment, none of the makers of these bags are identified below. These pictures are however all numbered and if you are indeed the creator of one of these beautiful bags and wish to be associated with it, please include the bag #, as well as your name, home town & state as well as any other interesting information you’d like to share about your bag in the comments section below.

1. the Sling Along (left)
2. the Go-Go Compact (center)
3. the Sling Along (right)

4. the Sling Along (left)
5. the Sling Along (center)
6. the GateWay (right)

7. the HipBag Hybrid (left)
8. the Walkabout Wallet (center)
9. the Packlets (right)

10. the Festival Pocket Belt (left)
11. the Sling Along (center)
12. TWO Sling Alongs (right)

13. the Go-Go Compact (left)
14. the Sling Along (center)
15. the Guardian (right)

16. the Sling Along (left)
17. the Walkabout Wallet (center)
18. the Walkabout Wallet (right)

19. the Flaptastic (left)
20. the DittyRoo (center)
21. the Flaptastic (right)

22. Cosmo Convertible

And finally, the only things that comes close to seeing bags made from our designs is when we see our ZIPPERS used to embellish the bags of other designers! Here’s Tracy Trevethan showing off her adorable wool designs that feature a couple of our unique zippers!

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

And don’t forget, if you see yourself with YOUR bag in any of these pictures then please feel free to name it (by number) and claim it in the comments section below! And remember, we love reading your comments and answering your questions too, so please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below as well.


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  1. Merri A Morrell on November 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    #4 made by Merri Ann Morrell, Albuquerque, NM. Bag was made as part of a challenge with a local quilt group: Free Range Quilters. One of the members brought some fabric back from Bali and we each made different projects. I also incorporated cork with mine.

    • Kat on November 17, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      I LOVED your bag! Thanks so much for stopping to let me see it! 🙂

  2. Mary Bumgarner on November 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    #19 is the first Flaptastic that I can remember seeing done in only solid colors and I really like it. Pretty and striking.

    • Kat on November 18, 2019 at 10:11 am

      I so agree! I loved it! 🙂

  3. JoEllen Oppliger on November 19, 2019 at 12:41 am

    #13….made by JoEllen Oppliger from Ocala, Florida, about a year ago. This bag truly is a Go-Go bag, keeping the “essentials” secure and close at hand. Fantastic for running short errands, and easy to wear cross-body under a jacket for safe traveling. Holds a LOT more than one would think. I can hardly wait to make the Sling Along, now that I bought the hardware at Houston. Thanks, Kay, for the inspiration to bundle the hardware package for easier sale.

    • Kat on November 19, 2019 at 10:52 am

      You are most welcomed JoEllen. I loved your little bag and thanks so much for showing it to me in Houston!

      • JoEllen Oppliger on November 19, 2019 at 11:36 am

        Sorry, Kat, for the name snafu…. stupid auto-correct! Next time I will proof better.