UPDATE: New Zealand Chapter

Who could not love this update? LOVE everything, the patches out of scrap material, the drawstring idea and the great use of Christmas fabrics. So great. Thanks Bagettes Olive and Cathy for all you are doing to promote the use of fabric bags over plastic or paper. Keep up the amazing work, I know it is much appreciated by all who get the fun bags! Teresa


Hi Teresa--

We have been quietly working away here in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Our Quilt guild community sewing group had heaps of Christmas fabric donated and we've made drawstring bags for our neonatal unit to wrap some Christmas gifts in to give to those parents with babies who are in hospital over Christmas. These drawstring bags are the same dimensions as Green Bag Lady bags but drawstrings instead of handles so gifts don't fall out. The parents will receive a small bassinet quilt made by members of Rose City Quilters and a teddy donated from a local stationary shop. 

Also Cathy and I have been decorating 40 calico bags for our local library for wellness bags for children who are at home sick and they send books and puzzles for children to occupy themselves. The library supplied calico bags. We also have continued with making library and shopping bags out of our large stash of donated  fabric.

Bagettes Olive and Cathy from New Zealand 

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