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Monday, 14 September 2015

N.S. Fibre Arts Festival 2015

It's been just awesome to receive so many emails asking whether I am doing a workshop for Fibre Arts Festival this year.  I am not.  However, I will be part of the Zonta Bazaar on Saturday, the closing day of the festival.
It's been a few years since I did any real vending at shows so it feels as if I am starting all over figuring out the logistics of setting up a workable booth in short order.  One thing I do recall is that it's important to have more than just books, patterns, and thread so that the non-quilting customers aren't left out.  To this end, I have been spending spare moments making zippered pouches out of my stash fabrics.  It's been a lot of fun to say the least.
The fabrics are all top-line quilting cottons, and each pouch is lined with a coordinating print or solid from the same line.
In addition to toiletries, gadgets, or what-have-you, these bags are the perfect size to carry a small knitting project, like a pair of socks.
I had this Robert Kaufman daisy print in four different colourways, and matched the lining and zippers to each. I had a lot of fun making these!
The bags are stiffened with heavy weight interfacing and feature a flat bottom, so they stand up on their own.  They are fully washable.

The countdown to the Fibre Arts Festival is on, only about a month away now, and I will continue to sew more bags in my spare moments. The Zonta Bazaar is being held Saturday, October 17 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Col. James Layton Ralston Armoury, 36 Acadia Street in Amherst. (that's right downtown and very easy to find).  Hope to see you there!


  1. Oh, you will see me! I will be hanging around Town Hall and hope to be able to get away and visit you at the Zonta. Your bags look pretty awesome!

  2. I like those bags! Any chance of there being a pattern? We have an active Zonta club here too, they do a great job.

  3. You have been busy. They look very nice.

  4. Beautiful bags. Perfect for a pair of socks on the needles.

  5. Your bags look awesome Karen. I hope to be able to zip over to the Zonta Bazaar at noon hour....

  6. Those are cute little bags Karen. I love zipper bags.