Another Bag for the “Road”


way back in 2015, when we were getting ready to make our very 1st trip to the Southern California for the Road to California Quilters Conference, we were asked to fashion one of our bags out of a brand new line of fabric commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Show.

It turned out to be a pretty smart thing for us to do! Sure, our little bag probably sold them quite a bit of fabric, but here’s the deal… in turn it sold us quite a few patterns and notions as well!

So while we were at the Festival in Houston in November, Matt Reese (of Road2Ca) stopped by to ask me if I would once again make him a bag in a brand new fabric he had designed (at left)… and of course I said YES!

The first thing I had to do, was decide which of our designs would best showcase this new fabric. I toyed briefly with the idea of making a Gateway bag, but abandoned that idea in favor of a Sling Along bag which I felt would be a higher impact sample for us!

Here’s the finished result. A beautiful Sling Along fashioned in the brand new Road to California fabric which will be featured at the 2020 show in a couple of weeks!
I decided that I definitely needed to highlight the Road to California logo
prominently on the front of the bag as you can see here.
Of course I featured the logo on the back of the bag as well, as well as the logo for the City of Ontario, CA.
And now that I look closer at this fabric, I remember many of these displays from past years at the Show!
And finally, here’s a closer look at some of the storage options available in the Sling Along design. There’s storage available in the Pouch area in front of the bag, perfect in fact for placing your phone for easy access! Then there’s the Secret Niche area in between the zippered circular Pouch area and the Bag Back! Your iPad will even fit here if you so desire!

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

What do you think about our new Sling Along sample. Will it be a hit at the Road to California show? 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.

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  1. Cheryl Klink on January 11, 2020 at 7:04 am

    That is gorgeous! Love love love your pattern placement of the fabric. And the red fabric and accent zippers make the hole thing Pop! Super nice!

    • Kat on January 11, 2020 at 9:04 am

      Well thank you Cheryl! I’m hoping that the good folks at Road to California feel the same! 🙂

  2. Beth on January 14, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    This bag will absolutely will be a hit at the show! You did a beautiful job of fabric placement and the bag is gorgeous!

    • Kat on January 15, 2020 at 8:01 am

      Thanks so much Beth! I hope so!