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AQS QuiltWeek Lancaster 2016

March 16-19 AQS QuiltWeek LancasterI was still suffering some jet lag when I arrived in Lancaster. I mean, in Indonesia it was 14 hours ahead of our home in California. Then that Saturday after we returned home we had to move our clocks forward 1 hour for Daylight Savings Time. And then the...Continue Reading...

The Green Scarf

The runaway best-selling book, and subsequent movie, "Confessions of a Shopaholic," follow the exploits of a hopeless shopping addict who really wants to be a fashionista, Rebecca Bloomwood. Though she had access to countless shoes, dresses and accessories, her green scarf held special significance...Continue Reading...

3 Reasons a Laga Handbag is the Perfect Christmas Gift for your Daughter or Granddaughter

The Christmas season is well on its way, and with it comes the opportunity to really wow your daughter or granddaughter with the perfect gift. To ensure your special gift hits the mark this year, you must tap into the fads and movements honored by this forward-thinking generation. With current...Continue Reading...

Laga Handbags Founders Latest Trip to Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia

 Laga Handbags 10 year anniversary August 2016, wow! What an amazing trip we had to Indonesia to meet with our team there, including visits to Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Aceh Province! We consider it such a blessing to work with and for the tsunami survivors we serve in Aceh Province,...Continue Reading...

How To Store Handbags

Organizing handbags and creating an interesting design within a home starts with identifying personal goals. By setting up a system for storage without giving up on accessibility and expression, an individual can create an unexpected style statement with their Laga Handbags. Handbag...Continue Reading...

7 Rules for Accessorizing Your Handbag

A unique, hand-crafted purse or handbag instantly elevates your look, a stylish accessory that will catch everyone's eye. Custom designed Laga handbags are essential accessories for your favorite outfits, from casual to formal events when you need to be picture-perfect. The Laga handbag is...Continue Reading...

4 Tips for Caring for Your Laga Handbag

After the 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami, over 285,000 people died. Laga began as an effort to help the residents of one particularly poor and devastated area regain their feet. Trained seamstresses and artisans produce these bags by hand, and no two are exactly alike. This effort helps...Continue Reading...

Why Are Laga Handbags Cruelty and Animal Free?

Paul McCartney has said that more people would abandon meat if factory farms had glass walls. And in an age of greater transparency, many eco-conscious individuals have adopted vegetarian or vegan diets in hopes of minimizing their contribution to the horrors animals experience on factory...Continue Reading...

Paying Forward with Laga Handbags

No one knew the day after Christmas, 2004 that a horrible disaster would soon strike, killing 285,000 people of Indonesia. Of the dead, 185,000 came from the province of Aceh, Sumatra where homes and residents were pushed into the swirling wild waters that led to the death of tens of thousands...Continue Reading...

The Green Scarf

The runaway best-selling book, and subsequent movie, "Confessions of a Shopaholic," follow the exploits of a hopeless shopping addict who really wants to be a fashionista, Rebecca Bloomwood. Though she had access to countless shoes, dresses and accessories, her green scarf held special...Continue Reading...

Handbags that Help to Rebuild a Nation

 From fire comes the phoenix. In other words, beautiful things can truly come as a result of disaster. Although some areas devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami are still in the process of recovery, there are reasons to be hopeful for the people in the region. Because of...Continue Reading...

Laga Handbags in Paducah KY at AQS Show April 23 to 25, 2015

Come visit LAGA Handbags and Accessories at AQS QuiltWeek April 24 and 25, 2015-Paducah Convention & Expo Center415 Park Ave.Paducah, KYPavilion booth...Continue Reading...

Indonesia

     As some of you might know, LAGA was formed after the tsunami at the end of 2004 in an area of the world that is nicknamed the "Pacific Ring of Fire," a region of high volcanic and seismic activity that surrounds the majority of the Pacific Ocean Basin. This region is...Continue Reading...

2nd to Last Show!

What a great year it's been but it is quickly coming to a close!With only 9 Saturdays left until Christmas, we are winding up our shows for the year!LAGA is coming to Texas for the second time in 2013 - we sure do hope we will see you in Houston next week!INTERNATIONAL QUILT SHOW - Houston,...Continue Reading...

Last Shows of 2013!

We are in the last leg of our road trips for 2013 and we do hope we will get to see you!Below are the details of our final three shows of the year:PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL - Santa Clara, CALAGA HANDBAGS BOOTH #934Thursday, October 17th to Sunday, October 20thThursday - Saturday...Continue Reading...

An Intro to Laga…

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Laga Handbags on the road!

We are taking a little break for the summer but here is where we will be coming up:INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL - Long Beach, CAThursday, August 1st to Sunday, August 4thThursday 5pm to 9pmFriday & Saturday 10am to 6pmSunday 10am to 3pmLong Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E...Continue Reading...

LAGA Handbags at AQS Paducah KY Quilt Show April 27, 2013 LAST DAY

Last Day to meet LAGA Handbags President Louise van Broekhuizen in Booth #4611 at Paducah McCracken County Convention & Expo Center (Pavilion)415 Park AvenuePaducah, KY 42001http://aqsshows.com/AQSPaducah/show-info/show-hours/Saturday April 27, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., last...Continue Reading...

LAGA Handbags Consultant Christy Littleford at Inland Empire Quilters Guild “Country Quilt Fair”

LAGA Handbags Consultant Christy Littleford will be featuring the handmade embroidered handbags and accessories made by tsunami survivors of Indonesia. Friday May 3rd, 2013 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.Saturday May 4th, 2013 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Norco Community Center/ Riley Gym3900 Acacia...Continue Reading...

LAGA Handbags at Quilt Show in Schaumburg, IL April 4 – 6

Come and meet President of LAGA Handbags, Louise van Broekhuizen, at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo April 4, 5 & 6, 2013 held at the Schaumburg Convention Center-1551 North Thoreau DriveSchaumburg, IL 60173847-303-4100www.schaumburgconventioncenter.comFree ParkingExhibit Hall...Continue Reading...

LAGA Handbags Continues Helping Tsunami Victims of Indonesia

Hello friends:A great big thank you to you, our dear supporters, together we have made a difference since August 2006!Can you believe we are almost at the end of March 2013? LAGA had the opportunity to come and see you around the country where we’ve visited with faithful LAGA supporters and...Continue Reading...

Trip from Los Angeles to tsunami area of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

Our story (and we’re sticking to it)So we arrive at the airport in Aceh in two cars with our “barang” (baggage), which consisted this time of two large suitcases and five huge boxes full of handbags… (reason for the two cars)We stack everything on two overloaded carts, (visualize) the...Continue Reading...

LAGA Handbags at Lancaster, PA quilt show March 13-16, 2013

Meet LAGA Handbags President Louise van Broekhuizen in booth #1115 on the first floor of the Lancaster, PA Convention Center Wednesday March 13 to Saturday March 16 from 9 AM to 6 PM. Checkout the latest styles, selections and colors of handmade handbags and accessories by tsunami survivors of...Continue Reading...

Southern Christmas Show

The Southern Christmas ShowThe Park Expo and Conference CenterCharlotte, North CarolinaNovember 7 to 18Laga HandbagsFreedom Hall - booth 3126We didn’t know what to expect for our first time exhibiting at The Southern Christmas Show. When fellow exhibitors explained that the show would...Continue Reading...

Christmas Walk an Event in Corona del Mar, CA

34th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walkfeaturing Laga Handbags-December 2nd11:00am to 4:00pmLaga Consultant Sylvia Hassard-Johnson will be facilitating Laga Handbags booth[caption id="attachment_2320" align="alignleft" width="150"] Laga Consultant Sylvia...Continue Reading...

Farmer’s Market – Dana Point

The NEW Dana Point Farmer's Marketfeaturing Laga Handbags-December 1st, 15th and 22nd9:00am to 1:00pmLaga Handbags booth with Laga Consultant Sylvia Hassard-Johnson will be located outside Hennessey's[caption id="attachment_3040" align="alignleft" width="300"] Laga Consultant Sylvia...Continue Reading...

Laga Ladies Present…

[caption id="attachment_3264" align="alignleft" width="300"] from disaster to opportunity[/caption]By now you must know that we started Laga Handbags as an extension of our tsunami relief work in the province of Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. In the almost 8 years after that first horrendous time they...Continue Reading...

UPCOMING EVENTS

COMING UP EVENTS FOR LAGA HANDBAGSOCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 4: Houston, TXNOVEMBER 4: Carlsbad, CANOVEMBER 7-18: Charlotte, NCNOVEMBER 8-10: West Palm Beach, FLNOVEMBER 9-12: Costa Mesa, CANOVEMBER 17: State College, PANOVEMBER 18: Encinitas, CAThe end of the year is always so exciting for us...Continue Reading...

Christmas Show – Charlotte, NC

NOVEMBER 7 through 18Southern Christmas ShowLaga Handbags is gearing up to exhibit for the very first time at this exciting Christmas Show! Be sure to come by and see us! (we'll post our booth number as soon as it is assigned to us!)November 7th through November 18thThe Park Expo and...Continue Reading...

Craft Show – State College, PA

NOVEMBER 1713th Annual Winter Reflections Craft Showfeaturing Laga HandbagsSaturday, November 17, 20129:00am to 4:00pmSouth Hills School of Business & Technology (Main Campus)480 Waupelani Drive, State College PA 16801Located beside the YMCA in Centre County Pennsylvania[caption...Continue Reading...

Int’l Quilt Festival – Houston, TX

OCTOBER 31 through NOVEMBER 4International Quilt FestivalLaga Handbags Booth # 833"Preview Nite" October 31st"Private Preview" (for IQA members and class enrollees only) 5:00pm to 7:00pmOpen to the public 7:00pm to 10:00pmThursday, November 1 – 10:00am to 7:00pmFriday, November 2 -...Continue Reading...

World Quilt Show – West Palm Beach

NOVEMBER 8 TO 10World Quilt ShowLaga Handbags Booth # 311-Thursday, November 8 - 10:00am to 6:00pmFriday, November 9 - 10:00am to 6:00pmSaturday, November 10 -10:00am to 6:00pmPalm Beach County Convention Center650 Okeechobee BoulevardWest Palm Beach, FL 33401More Event...Continue Reading...

The Christmas Company in the OC

NOVEMBER 9 through 12THE CHRISTMAS COMPANYfeaturing Laga Handbags-Now in its 37th year, The Christmas Company is a major fundraising event for the Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc. (“JLOCC”). Funds raised during The Christmas Company are used to further the JLOCC’s...Continue Reading...

Fall Festival – Encinitas

NOVEMBER 18Encinitas Fall Festivalfeaturing Laga HandbagsSunday, November 18th9:00am to 4:00pmThe Encinitas Fall Festival is located down the center of six blocks of scenic South Coast Highway 101, two blocks from the Pacific Ocean.Balmy days in the coastal city of Encinitas beckon you...Continue Reading...

Carlsbad Village Faire

NOVEMBER 4CARLSBAD VILLAGE FAIREfeaturing Laga HandbagsSunday, November 4th 8:00am to 4:00pm ---Beautiful and balmy days in the coastal city of Carlsbad beckon you to the largestone day street faire anywhere!The Village Faire features over 850 unique vendors with a little of...Continue Reading...

Heritage Days at the Diamond

OCTOBER 7Boalsburg Birthday Heritage Celebrationfeaturing Laga HandbagsSunday, October 7th1:00pm to 4:00pmon the diamond in Boalsburg at Church and Main StreetsLaga handbags will be on sale providing a livelihood to women who survived the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra.The Boalsburg Birthday...Continue Reading...

Original Quilt & Sewing – Chantilly

 Original Sewing & Quilt Show - Chantillyfeaturing Laga Handbags booth # 1018Friday, October 4 - 10:00am to 6:00pmSaturday, October 5 - 10:00am to 6:00pmSunday, October 6 - 10:00am to 5:30pmDulles Expo Center4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VirginiaMore...Continue Reading...

American Sewing Expo – Novi

American Sewing Expo - Novithe largest independent sewing expo in the United Statesfeaturing Laga Handbags booth #410Friday, September 28 - 9:00am to 6:00pmSaturday, September 29 - 9:00am to 6:00pmSunday, September 30 - 9:00am to 5:00pmSuburban Collection Showplace46100 Grand River...Continue Reading...

PA Nat’l Quilt Expo – Philadelphia

PA National Quilt Extravaganza - Philadelphiafeaturing Laga Handbags booth #615Thursday, September 13 - 10:00am to 6:00pmFriday, September 14 - 10:00am to 6:00pmSaturday, September 15 - 10:00am to 6:00pmSunday, September 16 - 10:00am to 4:00pmGreater Philadelphia Expo Center100 Station...Continue Reading...

AQS Quilt Show – Grand Rapids

American Quilters Society Quilt ShowGrand Rapids, MIfeaturing Laga Handbags booth #1020Dates/Times:Wednesday, August 229:00am to 6:00pmThursday, August 239:00am to 6:00pmFriday, August 249:00am to 6:00pmSaturday, August 259:00am to 5:00pmDeVos Place Convention Center303 Monroe...Continue Reading...

Int’l Quilt Festival – Long Beach, CA

LAGA HANDBAGS at IQF LONG BEACH, JULY 2012Last week Laga Handbags exhibited at the International Quilt Show in Long Beach as we have for the past three years. Quilts, Inc., the company that puts together this series of shows, in my opinion does an upstanding job at creating a wonderful atmosphere...Continue Reading...

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