Announcement Please check out the sale handbags in my shop, priced with significant savings. Going forward, these styles will be by Special Order only to make room in my vending booth for the new Vintage Quilt Christmas items.
Please check out the sale handbags in my shop, priced with significant savings. Going forward, these styles will be by Special Order only to make room in my vending booth for the new Vintage Quilt Christmas items.
Making a Difference One Quilt Stitch at a Time
My mom taught me to applique quilt when I was in my mid-30's. I loved making quilts, but when I turned 40 I had an epiphany: combine 2 loves- handbags and quilts & start a little business- bebag. What was most important was that the products were well made & the business was meaningful. My immediate thought was to include an inspiration card in every handbag encouraging the recipient to "be" something inspiring (hense the be name) like "be joyful". Taking that inspiration one step further, I decided to donate a portion of every sale to a charity. Like most people, I started selling to friends and family and people kept asking for my website info, so in 2010 I opened my shop. The quilted handbags evolved into be a fan bags for those who loved a sports team. Then another ephipany in 2013: a home and gifts line- behome. For this, I decided to go into the "quilt rescue" business and hunt for old "overloved" quilts that were not being loved anymore. Now I participate in auctions, seeking out wonderfully made treasures and re-purposing them into home & gift items for a brand new set of people to love them just as much as they were when these talented ladies first made them. I thank God everyday for how He has blessed me through this little business!!
Believe it or not, I did NOT do well in the sewing portion of Home Economics in H.S. It just goes to show, you don't excel when you "have" to, you do when you "want" to. Now, I wish I could sew/ quilt all day long!
I am inspired by beautiful fabric & beautiful quilts. For my handbags, I look for great prints and color combinations, and buy in limited quanities. I also manipulate fabric using bleaching tecniques and/or dying, which gives it a really cool "loved to death and can't bear to part with it to" kind of look. All handbags patterns are my designs exclusively and I am constantly testing new ideas. For my home & gifts, I seek out wonderful vintage quilts from the 30's and 40's. While no longer in their original condition, they're perfect in my eyes to re-invent into wonderful new things. I love taking the beautiful handwork from these ladies long ago, and bringing them back to life for new people to cherish. All of this goes into my promise that beCollections is truly unique. Thanks for stopping by~
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Once payment is received, orders are shipped within 72 hours. Items are shipped via USPS, which is the most affordable method for the size of the boxes the items require. If you would like your package shipped priority and/ or insured, please let me know and I will adjust the shipping charges accordingly.
If you having an item shipped outside of the United States or Canada, please contact me and I will advise of the shipping cost to your destination. All duties, taxes, and customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
I am a big propent of recycling wherever I can. Whenever possible, I will recycle a clean box for shipping. If you prefer a new box let me know and I will be happy to accomodate.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
All items listed are made and ready to go. So sorry~ at this time I am not doing special orders. My goal is to add new merchandise frequently, so check back and I may have something that knocks your socks off!
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