UPDATE: Washington DC Chapter

What can I say about Bagette Barbara? She's amazing. She began as a Bagette in NASHVILLE in 2010 after she saw a clip on TV about us making bags to benefit Flood Relief after the disaster that year. Then, she moved to COLORADO in 2012 before I did. After I moved here, she joined me in getting the Denver chapter going. Then, in 2015, she moved to Washington State and started a chapter there! Now, in 2020, she has moved to the Washington DC area and initiated yet another chapter. Barbara wins the award for MOST CHAPTERS hands down. Thanks Barbara for all your hard work and spreading the great fabric word around the country! XOXO--Teresa 
PS: Welcome Bagette Eveline!

Hi Teresa.

Bagette Eveline and I finally met! Yeah! Thank you and Bagette Dad again for introducing us. We had a lovely morning cutting fabric, chatting, and going out to lunch. I rode the Washington Metro, and Eveline picked me up at the train station in Virginia. We look forward to our next meeting at her home and also plan a get together in Washington, DC to visit the US Botanic Garden's upcoming orchid show. 

Here are some photos from our day which you may post on your GBL blog.


Bagette Barbara

Qatar Bags!

Got my Christmas freebies. Can't wait to use them. Thank you 😊😊😊
Lea R


Oh oh oh!!!! Look at this! The accomplishment, the cake, LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks Greta, all of you in Tilburg are amazing and we applaud this milestone! Many hugs--Teresa

Today we celebrated the 5000th bag made by the Tilburg chapter.
Bagette Greta

UPDATE: Syracuse, NY Chapter

I just got these photos from Bagette Margaret in NY and had to share immediately. I love love love this! It is SO important for the younger generation to be involved in helping the environment. Great job!YAY!Teresa

Hi Teresa- 

We had fourteen 8,9, and 10 year old kids making Green Bags on Feb 8. It was a PTA sponsored enrichment program, and students signed up for whatever interested them. With help from a veteran sewist,  two of my Girl Scout troopers and only 3 machines, both groups of children managed to finish their bags in slightly over an hour. Parents were very surprised to see real sewing happening - one said she thought the kids would be coloring pictures...as if.

BTW, New York state is now amending its plastic bag laws to specify that shopping bags must be made of washable cotton and NOT  reinforced plastic...Way to Go Green Bag Ladies!!!
Bagette Margaret
Chapter Coordinator

California Bag!

I love my bag!
Thank you so much!!!
Stacie P.

Everyday Hero Video

Denver Channel 7 Everyday Hero Green Bag Lady 

Link to the actual video and story is HERE.

License Plate WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady License Plate shopping bags are:

Lindsay M, MO
Misty R, CO
Lizzy C, MI
Pamela K, USA . . NoResp
Renee B, IL
Kristen L, WA

Susan B, USA . . NoResp
Melissa D, WI
Mike S, NC
Benny B, PA
Becky P, CO
Michele J, CO
Kathy H, CO

Anastasia S, UKRAINE
lam-sam, RUSSIA
ballbraindogs, USA . . NoResp
Leslie C, CO
David G, CO
Jenni S, CO
Bob W, CO

Please look for an email from Bagette Dad. He will be asking for your mailing address so we can send you your prize. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. We have issues with emails going to spam. Thanks and enjoy!

The emails will look like this:
Green Bag Lady, LicensePlate_2_2020

License Plate FREEBIE!

These bags remind me of road trips as a kid in our motorhome. The many hours cruising around playing the license plate game. Is that even still a thing? Probably not. Who's up for one of these totes? 20 winners!

To enter to win:
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

IN YOUR COMMENT YOU MUST STATE YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE. IF YOU DON'T, WE WILL NOT CONSIDER YOUR ENTRY. The US Postal Service is implementing NEW regulations for overseas shipping.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 7pm PST MONDAY Feb 10 (winners will be notified no later than Tue, Feb 11 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email and your country! We will only contact you if you win.

20 people will be chosen to win bags from all qualified entries.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship a limited number of shopping bags internationally. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can, use Google Translate if necessary.  Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck!!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

In my neighborhood Tuesday night.
It's really coming down here! Everything is white. My kids are home, thrilled about a snow day. Just looked on line and we are at 18 inches! Crazy. I still went to tennis this morning and almost slid into a ditch on the way home and it's still coming down at a pretty good clip.  Hubby and Little Man are going scout camping this weekend. I'm glad it's not me! Have a fantastic weekend--Teresa

UPDATE: Washington Chapter!

What an awesome use of bags! Way to go Washington Chapter! :) Teresa
Hi Teresa,
The Washington chapter recently gave 20 bags to a local community college food pantry. Kim (left) and Victoria (right) said the students love having them to carry their food. This is the second time we’ve given them bags, and we’re happy they’re being put to good use.
Bagette Susan