I’m off on QuiltVenture 2016 later this year, about a three-week tour for mostly Western Australian quilters organised by my good friend Michelle. I went on the inaugural tour in 2014, and it was fabulous. This time we’re ‘doing’ New England in the fall, then finishing at the Houston International Quilt Festival. For the last tour, I made a luggage handle wrap for everyone, which was fantastic when identifying baggage as belonging to our group — you just looked for our unique wraps and grabbed that bag, whether it was yours or not. It made for a very efficient system in retrieving our bags.
For this tour, I’ve made luggage handle wraps AND luggage tags for everyone, plus a couple of spares. Michelle gave me the waratah fabric and Velcro from her store, and I provided the stitch and shape, plastic inserts, webbed straps, batting, and time and expertise in making them. I made them over a weekend.
We’ll give them out at our first QV2016 meeting on Saturday 30 Jan 2016.
Before (everything prepped ready to sew):
After — 27 luggage tags and luggage handle wraps: