I received an email today from Donna in California and I am so happy to share this with you. Donna has been reading the blog and came across the posting where I asked for pictures of your coin purses. This is amazing – Donna not only makes her own coin bags but she also creates the designs on actual fabric for them!!! Here is what she had to say:

I only recently found your blog and I love it.
You asked for pics of how you carry your money. I make my own. I made the fabric for both.  Mine is the one with the red borders and I scanned my vintage tiles (my mother’s set from the 50’s) and printed it on fabric.
I made the little triangular pouches for my mahj friends with white tiles and put their names on the tiles in Photoshop
I also make other mahj things if you would like to see pics.
Thanks for a great blog!

And now, check out these darling coin purses that Donna has made…and keep in mind that she starts out by creating the designs on the fabric herself!

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I am totally loving these darling coin bags and am wild about the fabrics Donna has made! What great holiday gifts these would be for our Mahj-playing friends…

BTW, I am finished with jury duty – hurrah! I don’t have to go back for at least 6 years!!!


  1. Diane G

    Fabulous! Thanks for sharing, Donna. I think most mahj players are very creative. There are so many different hands on the mahj card that our minds are constantly reassessing and forming new hands as the tiles reveal different possibilities. Flexibility and creativity exercise our right brain while strategies challenge the left. A total mind experience. And then there are foods and snacks; fun and frienship; perhaps we could call mahj a full mind-body experience. Great therapy.


    1. Donna Eschen

      You are so sweet. I do a lot of crafty things including quilting so I’m always looking for some new fun things to make.


  2. mahjonggandme Post author

    Hi Diane – thanks for this message. I am going to forward it to Donna just in case she didn’t see it. And I love your thought about calling Mah Jongg a “full mind-body experience. Great therapy.” I couldn’t agree more!


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