Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Susan’s So Thankful Give-Away #10: Festival Tote Bag

This is the official tote bag of the 2011 International Quilt Festival – Houston! It is made from recycled water bottles and other recycled plastics. You can use it until it wears out, and then recycle it again. It is spacious and sturdy, and features a beautiful contemporary quilt called “Starry Night” by Shirley Fowlkes-Stevenson, from the exhibit Texas Quilts Today: Selections from the Book Lone Stars III: A  Legacy of Texas Quilts 1986-2011. This quilt is featured on the front and back, and there are beautiful stars from the quilt on the sides.

One of the things I love about this tote is that is structured inside. It has a section inside that folds out with spaces to hold three large bottles. The bottom is also reinforced. 

Here’s your chance to win! Leave a comment after this post and tell me what you’d be toting in your tote bag if you win it. I’ll pull a name at random at 9 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 7, and send you the tote bag. AND THE WINNER IS: Judy Cooper Textile Images!

47 comments:

  1. At the risk of sounding like I'm kissing patootie, I'd carry your DVDs! And water bottles - they leak in my current tote.....

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  2. That bag is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! I'd use it to carry my handwork projects around.

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  3. Susan, I'd probably use it to tote quilting library books. Thanks! Kd

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  4. I would tote lots of things: quilts for one, projects to classes, and show and tell. I have the fabricy kind of totes that I use for groceries, but if I won the festival tote bag, I wouldn't let it get dirty with groceries...it needs to stay "clean" to keep my quilts in tip-top shape!

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  5. I would use the tote for lots of things: quilts, show and tell, projects to classes. I have several of the fabricy kind that I use for groceries, but if I won the festival tote, I would keep it nice, so my quilts stay nice!

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  6. How gorgeous! I would be toting my current Applique project to my Craft Group Days and SHOWiNG OFF!

    Whoo Hoo!

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  7. I could say my knitting but I like to keep that at home. I'd probably tote my latest project over to my quilting buddy Judy's place to show her.

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  8. Wow. What a wonderful bag. Thanks for your generous spirit.

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  9. I will take the tote to all my stitch/quilt related outings. It will be filled with stitching stuff! I'm sure it would be a big hit!

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  10. I would probably be tooting a quilt to bind! Love having lots of bags in my sewing room to choose from.

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  11. This bag is a must have when shopping at a favorite quilt store! I would tote beautiful fabric in this gorgeous bag! (Okay, I'd also tote wine if I made a trip to Trader Joes)
    Thanks for the give-away... BTW, the tote would be even better if one of your quilts was featured on it!
    Hugs from Mary

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  12. Beautiful tote! I would most likely have a small quilt or some quilting supplies in this tote to take along whenever I need it. Thanks for opportunity!

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  13. I have so many projects in the works to tote around in a new tote! Thanks for the giveaway

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  14. My WIPs.. so it should last a good long time!! That quilt on it is amazing!!!

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  15. Hi Susan!

    I love your colorful site! I see you've been very generous with your giveaways, and I'd like to be considered for the very cool Festival Tote bag. I haven't done ANY quilting this year, it's been too hectic between work, kids, grandson, work, etc...I would love to tote take-a-longs in the tote so I can take advantage of "in-between" time, like when I'm driving and I'm stopped at a red light - JUST KIDDING ;-) Breaks at work, doctor's appointments, waiting for hubs, kids, etc. The best reason of all, though - December 7th is my 52nd birthday! Thank you so much for the chance, Joyce

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  16. It's a beautiful bag! I would take it with me to the quilt shops to shuttle fabric home. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I could really use another bag for my crochet projects. This one is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I think up would upcycle it and use it as a gift bag for my sisters holiday gift! thanks!

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  19. What a great bag! I'd use it to carry all my bits and pieces for a class I'm taking In January with Alicia Merrett!

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  20. This is such a cool bag! You are so generous, Susan. Thank you! Kd

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  21. I will be toting supplies to the next quilt workshop I take. Love the tote.

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  22. I'd be toting my applique and stitchery projects.

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  23. Oh that's an easy one. I go to coffee three days a week with a wonderful group of ladies. I bring handwork each time. Some days it's the only stitching I have time for.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

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  24. I would takt my Quilting projects as well as Somerset Seewind utensils in this bag if I should win.
    Edith

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  25. What a great bag, Id just have to use it every day, to flaunt the quilting hobby!
    It would go to work with me and inside would be my lunch and book/magazine/stitching to do or read at lunchtime.
    At weekends then it would still have to go 'out' with me, especially now in our dark and dreary winter months ( UK so enuf said about the weather)to bring colour and recycling joy to all who would see it!

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  26. This is the kind of tote that I would use for take-along projects; and for the day trips I take with my mother (perfect for water/drink bottles). Thanks for the chance. I really like the quilt on the front of the bag.

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  27. I would keep a hand project in this wonderful bag! I have a few bags that I keep things like that in, it works out really well. Whatever I feel like working on, I take to the living room and settle in for the night!

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  28. This tote would be perfect for me to take with me at the end of January when I go on my cruise to the Bahamas. I am so hoping I can locate a few awesome quilt stores when I am there. Since I don't swim, snorkle, boat, etc., I am hoping to do some shop-hopping. And, of course, I have a long laundry list of "want buys"!!!. As always, thanks for all the give aways.

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  29. I haven't entered any of your other giveaways, because I wanted to wait till I really loved something, and this is it! I would tote it around just because it was in Houston! I don't care if it was empty.

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  30. Love the design of this tote bag and how it's so colorful. What a fun bag to have since I was not able to make it to Festival although it's on my bucket list:) Any number of things could be toted: quilting and knitting projects, my drawing pads and pencils - it would be put to good use.
    LauraT

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  31. What a gorgeous bag! I would be sure to spread inspiration wherever I went carrying that around! Please include me in the drawing and thaks so much for your generosity in having these! What fun!

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  32. This is as close as I'll ever get to attending a Houston Festival. Of course, I would carry my quilting "stuff" when attending local retreats. Thanks!!
    Connie in California

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  33. Cute bad to tote projects around!

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  34. I always seem to carry in my tote, a book, my dayplanner and a sewing or crocheting project. I can't seem to sit quietly without doing something with my hands. LOL

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  35. I would put all my projects in it to take to my Dixie Quilt Guild retreat at Zion Park in February.

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  36. My daughter lives down the lane from us. We often have things to give to/get from each other. I'd use the tote to transport those items.

    slmartin at vtc dot net

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  37. I would use it to carry around my stitching projects or craft/quilting books from the library! :)

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  38. I'd carry my current hand sewing project and maybe a current knitting project.

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  39. I would use the tote to take my sewing to my local quilt guild meetings. It looks nice and roomy. Thankyou for your generosity in these giveaways!

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  40. I would put the blocks of a quilt I am hand embroidering in this awesome tote bag....

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  41. i would use this to take my sewing supplies with me whereever i go.

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  42. Thank you for including the name of the quilter and quilt! I've been trying to find this info. I would tote knitting, but mostly I would love to win to get a closer look at the quilt. Thanks for the chance!

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  43. I would tote my quilting supplies for our local quilter's night out! So pretty.

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  44. I always have a few things on me water bottle, power bar, book and some sort of sewing or cross stich project. This bag would be perfect. Very pretty.

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  45. The tote bag is beautiful!!! I'd love to own it. I'd probably tote around my knitting in it.

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  46. Shirley Fowlkes Stevenson is my very talented mother-in-law:)) I quilt as well and I am truly blessed to have her in my life:)))

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