The black and white bag in the corner was our Leadership bag. At each Stampin' Up event, attendees are given a bag to tote around all their really cool swaps, purchases and freebies. This bag says "Love What You Do", which was the theme of Leadership.
Lastly is the quilt square that is still in packaging. Amazingly, 15 women from Stampin' Up's stamp manufacturing facility in Kanab, Utah brought in their own sewing machines and made 1,000 of these for the demonstrators. How cool is that? We each received a quilt square to help spread the word that the Big Shot is fabulous for making quilts, aprons, throw pillows and so many other cool fabric projects (the flower was made using the five-point star Bigz die). I'm telling you, I am sooo not a sewer or quilter, but with some of the demonstrations we were shown I am so inspired to give it a whirl.
What's sad is my Mom is an incredible seamstress and can make pretty much anything. She is known for going to craft fairs and buying crafty little items so she can tear them apart (GASP!) and learn to make them herself. She has made me several quilts and blankets over the years and has even tried to teach me to knit and sew on many occasions. I would sooo love to surprise the heck out of her and make her a little throw quilt using the Big Shot. I'm thinking I might be able to handle a very simple quilt with all straight stitching (using a sewing machine, of course, which I will also have to learn how to use!).