Road to California Bag Challenge 2016

. . . sponsored by & ByAnnie's Soft and Stable

Road Bags

Thank you for your interest in the Road to California Bag Challenge of 2016 sponsored by and ByAnnie's Soft and Stable.


To encourage creativity, to have some fun with Road to California's 20th Anniversary Celebration commemorative fabric, and to showcase the talents and skills of bag and purse designers and makers.

About the Challenge

  • Cash prizes and merchandise totaling $1,000 will be awarded for purses or bags made from the 20th Anniversary fabric designed by Alexander Henry Fabrics. Click here to order the fabric.
  • The purse or bag may be any size or style, uniquely designed or made from a pattern, and can include other fabric, embellishments, hardware, or stabilizers.
  • Entries will be juried and the winners, along with a few additional selected entries, will be displayed at Road to California’s 2016 show.


Best of Show: $400 Cash Prize from Road to California

1st Runner-up: $300 Gift Certificate from

2nd Runner-up: $200 Gift Certificate from

3rd Runner-up: $100 Gift Certificate from

For the rules and entry form click the button below. Please be sure to share this contest with your bag-making friends, too!

Road Bags

Meet the designers

We have a great line up of blogs available all summer. Want to read about the designers, learn more about the bags, receive discount codes for patterns, and win giveaways? Follow along here. We will be having fun all summer!

June 8: Annie from

June 15: Kat from StudioKat Designs

June 22: Trisha from Trisha Jane

June 29: Sam from Hunter's Designs

July 6: Marcea from Abbey Lane Quilts

July 13: Ginnie from Wonder Woman Quilts

July 20: Nancy from Pink Sand Beach Designs

July 27: Carolyn from Road to California