Thursday, December 16, 2010

A New Face and Plans for the New Year

A new woman (with a sewing machine!) joined us on Sunday, when we met to sew bags for giveaways this winter. Barbara is a master quilter, Reston Runner, and triathlete. And, even better, on her first time out, she created a nifty way to hide unfinished strap ends as she attaches straps to her green bags. We are so happy to have her as our fourth sewer!

In other Virginia Green Bagger news, Bernice finally bought that new sewing machine and has completed about a dozen beautiful bags with it. Melissa and Helene continue to overwhelm us sewers with their cutting productivity. And Anita is planning to rejoin the group in the new year. We have missed her and look forward to welcoming her back!

Our first sewing session in the new year will be on January 23 at 1 p.m. in the Blueberry Hill Common House. E-mail us for more information. And remember--we always accept fabric donations.

Friday, September 24, 2010

September 25 Giveaway!

We will be giving away our bags tomorrow at the Potomac Vegetable Farms stand off Route 7 in Vienna beginning at 10 a.m. The Lake Anne Farmers Market is closed tomorrow, so come to the farmstand for fresh, ecoganic produce and a beautiful handmade bag. Come early and you may be the 100th person to sign our pledge. See you there!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sewing, Sunday, September 12

We will be sewing bags at Blueberry Hill on Sunday, September 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. Let us know if you can swing by to help. No sewing experience necessary!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sewing on Sunday

We will be sewing on Sunday, August 22, at 2:00 p.m. in the Blueberry Hill Common House. Hoping to get enough bags together to give them away at the Potomac Vegetable Farms stand again in a couple weeks. We need your help! No sewing experience necessary. For more information, e-mail

Monday, July 26, 2010

July 31 Giveaway

We will be giving away bags on July 31 at the Potomac Vegetable Farms stand off Route 7 in Vienna, Virginia. Come sign the pledge and use your new green bag at the farm stand! We'll be there at 10 a.m., when the stand opens.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Photos from Reston's Earth Day Festival

Melissa came across these photos of us at the Earth Day event at Walker Nature Center in Reston. Both are courtesy of Sean Bahrami/Reston Association. Look at those beautiful bags!
Don't forget the next sewing event: Sunday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Blueberry Hill Common House. E-mail for direction and more information.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sewing Meeting on June 13

We will be meeting to sew on June 13, in hopes of getting enough bags ready for a giveaway the weekend of July 4th. Keep checking the blog for more details on the holiday weekend giveaway.

The sewing meeting on Sunday the 13th will be at 2:00 p.m. at Blueberry Hill. Please e-mail for more details.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Next Sewing Event--May 2

The Reston Earth Day Festival giveaway was a huge success, despite cloudy skies. Fifty-eight Virginians signed our pledge to use their new green bags.
We will be gathering to cut and sew more bags on Sunday, May 2. Please e-mail, if you'd like to help out. No sewing experience is necessary! We need people to cut and press fabric as much as we need folks to sew.
And stay tuned to find out when our next bag giveaway will be!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Come see us at Reston's Earth Day Festival

We had a successful sewing circle this afternoon and now have more than 60 bags to distribute at our next sewing event: Reston's Earth Day Festival, on April 24 from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Walker Nature Center.

Come visit our booth, sign the pledge, and get your free bag!