“Read.” Bag Rewards

Did you ever think that making a “Read.” bag might get you a prize?

Linda Turner, the employee and teacher here at Zede’s who introduced us to the “Read.” bags, probably didn’t think so either!

(photo from Eileen’s Machine Embroidery Blog)

Linda shared her experience with the publishers of “Designs in Machine Embroidery” and won a prize from the Eileen Roche’s blog.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to read Linda’s account of the “Read.” bag project.

We at Zede’s feel rewarded as well, because Linda’s story caught the attention of the original “Read.” bag designer, JoAnn Connolly of http://www.gardenofdaisies.com/.

JoAnn mentions that she’s very happy about our efforts in a comment on our “Read.” Bag Blog.  Check it out if you want to learn more about the project.

Another reason we feel rewarded is the great response we have received whenever we have asked for sponsorship on this project.  We’d like to publicly thank:

Parkade Center, for donating all the canvas for the “Read.” bags.

Baby Lock Sewing and Embroidery Machines, for donating the awesome Stick-Tear stabilizer we use to embroider the bags

Floriani, for donating enough thread to make the “Read.” panels that we embroider at the store

Thanks to our awesome sponsors!!!


Visit this post to learn how you can help with “Read.” bags.  Who knows, there may be an opportunity for more prizes after you get involved!


  1. Congrats, kudos & A+’s to Linda Turner. She is a sweet, caring person. Always very cheerful & eager to help when I come to Zede’s. Very deserving of being recognized. We are lucky to have her. Keep up the good work Linda!

    Lynne C.

  2. Meant to add: Love the videos! Friendly, helpful…great!

  3. MargaretAnnB says:

    These bags are such a great idea!

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