Monday, June 29, 2009

Girl Scout Ecco-Bag - so cool!

This cool ecco-bag was made from recycled plastic bottles and it showcases a portion of my art quilt "Green is in My Nature." The bag was produced by ABC Bakers, one of the two Girl Scout Cookie makers. They printed 15,000 bags and are part of the 2010 Cookie Incentive Program. They are not for resale. ABC will not be making any money from these bags. They have been well received by both volunteers and girls alike. I know that I am personally thrilled about it!
As part of the Product Sales Convention in Reno, NV - every attendee received one of these bags - and they were a big hit! ABC Bakers owns the art quilt. At the convention, there was a drawing and Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines is now the new owner and will hang it in their lobby. This art quilt was originally made for Larkin Jean Van Horn's Invitational Exhibit "It's Good to be Green," in which all of the pieces were 18Wx45H. It is one of my most favorite pieces that I have ever made. Be a sister to every Girl Scout. I was a GS for 5 years in my youth, and an adult volunteer for 14 years. My daughter went from Daisy's to Seniors and earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

32 comments:

  1. As a former Girl Scout and Girl Scout Leader and current art quilter, I love this piece and what it represents.

    Great news! What an awesome journey.

    Betty Warner

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  2. Congratulations Jamie... one never knows how and where you work will benefit or show up.
    Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  3. I LOVE these! Beautiful art work, wonderful message. (I'm a former scout and scout leader, too.) Wish I could buy one!!!

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  4. These are wonderful! Can I earn one by eating enough cookies?

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  5. That is really exciting! I loved that quilt the first time I saw it. I'm so happy for you.

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  6. Anonymous5:26 PM

    as a mother of two daughters that were both girl scouts and one went from being a daisy all the way to gold, and my many years of being a "cookie mom" - way to go, love it!

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  7. This is just great, Jamie! The bag looks fabulous thanks to your cheery little scout. I just wish they had been able to show her shoes. They were one of my favorite things about the quilt! This story warms my Girl Scout heart!

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  8. Wow, Jamie - what a thrill! And what a delightful piece of work. Should I say that I was fired from girl scouts?
    Nevertheless, when my kids were that age, I had a garage full of cookies waiting to be picked up.

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  9. Jamie, this is big big big! I am so happy for you!!! A hearty congratulations!

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  10. Really great use of your quilt! Way to go!

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  11. How cool Jamie! I think I told you that the artwork could have been my daughter when she was a scout:)

    Congratulations

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  12. That is SO FABULOUS!!! I'll have to tell all the Girl Scouts that I know to get out there and earn one.

    (I have 2 boy scouts...eldest is off this week for his first time at camp!)

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  13. Love it Jamie from another former Girl Scout.

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  14. How AWESOME is that Jamie!!! Yayy for you!

    xo

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  15. Aaaack! I can't see the Eco-Bag from either IE or Firefox. But I know it must be wonderful since it came from your "Green" piece. Congrats!

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  16. Okay, that is totally cool! Where can i get one? I am SO HAPPY for you. I know how meaningful this is to you, my friend. A big congratulations!

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  17. Oh how kewl is that Jamie! Have you seen anyone carrying the bag yet that you don't know?

    I went all the way through the Canadian Girl Guide System and earned my Gold Cord (top earned award). As well I got to spend 7.5 weeks in the USA as a Juliette Low World Fellowship Fund recipient and attended events in NYC, WAshington DC (over July 4) with home hospitalit near San Jose for 3 weeks plus attending a National Girl Scout Camp in the San Jacinto Mountains. It was sure an awesome summer for for a 17 yr old!! I still have most of my souvenirs and swaps from that time. One of the highlights of my trip was attending a Joan Baez concert to raise funds for Caesar Chavez and te Migratory Farm Worksers (early 1970's) at Stanford University. I got sunburned on one side of my body sitting out in the sun.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane......... it was about this time of year I went on my trip!

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  18. Jamie! What a kick to have your work on the bag. And it looks great! It's stunning how much personality you captured with your signature simplicity. No wonder that they wanted it! Hey how about a write-in campaign to ask them to make more bags so maybe the rest of us can get one, too!

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  19. This is super-duper, fantastic news. Congratulations. What an honor and what fun to see your girl scout smiling back at you from those bags.

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  20. What a wonderful quilt and ecco-bag!

    I too was a Girl Scout but now am learning the Boy Scout ways. I have 2 sons & we have just survived our first BSA summer camp -- in 100degree+ heat every day! (yes, I camped too.)

    Congrats! Like others before me, I would LOVE one (or 2) of these bags!

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  21. How wonderful for all involved. Great way to show the world what can be done in so many way to make our world a better place.

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  22. Jamie,
    Your art is absolutely wonderful! I know you must be thrilled to have your girl scout on this bag! It looks awesome!! Way to go!

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  23. How wonderful that more people will benefit from this quilt. Thanks so much for doing it.

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  24. WheeeeHaaaaaaa! Way to go, Jamie. That is the best news I've hear this week! Congratulations! I loved your piece the minute we unpacked it for the "It's Good To Be Green" show. So, is there any way to get our hands on a bag?

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  25. Wow, Jamie, what a proud accomplishment! Looking forward to a fabulous weekend in Orange with you.

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  26. Cool, Jamie! It looks great.

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  27. Wow, what an honor. I agree with the others -- you should see if they could make some more so we could all buy one. They could charge their costs plus say a $10 or 15 donation to the Girl Scouts.
    Sandra Starley
    AQS Certified Appraiser
    Moab, Utah

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  28. Jaime...that is SO TOTALLY COOL! Major congrats! Cheers, Sarah

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  29. Congratulations, Jamie! This is fantastic and a great way to showcase your quilt. Well deserved! I'll be buying lots of cookies from my daughter so I can --- oops, I mean my daughter -- can get a bag. :)

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  30. Congrats!! Wow this is really fantastic! How exciting to see a part of your quilt on the bags, can we get one??? I want one, they are so cute!

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  31. I am now the proud owner of one of these wonderful bags. I am just thrilled about it!

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  32. Congratulatons. Great honor for you

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