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Becoming a Bag Maker

Posted by Tracey Harty on

Becoming a Bag Maker

I last wrote about how I became a quilter, and received a couple comments (thank you!) that didn't get approved until today. Apologies for that inattention. I made my first bags for Christmas gifts in 2019. These were Crescent tote bags with outer and inner zipper pockets. I was intrigued with the idea of making a tote  because I often saw great bag patterns and fabrics while following quilting sites. I feel a lot of quilters enjoy switching over to bag-making now and then. I have gone on to make more of Anna Graham's Noodlehead bags, like the Range backpack,...

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How I Became a Quilter

Posted by Tracey Harty on

How I Became a Quilter

Welcome to Creekside Quilt Studio! I'm Tracey Harty and in recent years my interest in piecing quilts has become an obsession. So why not make it my gig? Here's how I got started: Around 1997, I visited a friend in Wyoming who had a quilt hanging above her stairs. At that point in life, I had been sewing toddler clothing and simple Halloween costumes. I was intrigued by her quilt and she said she had made it. I was amazed and wanted to know how a person could do such a thing. She showed me a new book where she...

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