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Textile Treasures & Upcycled Fashion!

What fun it can be to discover delightful fabric, notions, and handmade textiles. Petoskey, Michigan offers one of my favorite shows in a great venue near the shores of gorgeous Lake Michigan! I have attended the show many times over the years and met fellow vintage textile enthusiasts, like CJ who now owns a wonderful store in Charlevoix, Michigan—True North Interior Design and Techniques. I will share my visit to CJ’s store in an upcoming post.

I love the quality of the dealers at this show and always find some amazing handmade textiles, vintage notions, and fabrics. Here are some of my favorites! To view the images larger, click on each item.

Donna and I also met some new friends at the show! We loved Shari’s wonderful creations with vintage textiles and upcycled apparel. I loved her tagline re-made in America. Here we are in Shari B Green’s booth:

Shari and Amy

Here is a photo of me with Shari B. Green at her booth. And blow a photo of one of her amazing fashions created be recycling vintage fabrics and linens!

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  1. Sharon

    I absolutely would have purchased some of those textiles. As for the quilts, my husband would have come back with some. What a great getaway for the 4th. We have a huge flea market very close to us on the first weekend of every month. August is pretty light for vendors but come September the early Christmas shoppers and collectors are out.

    I have some vintage textiles from my aunt. They are priceless to me.

    • Amy Barickman

      Thanks for sharing Sharon!Textiles from family are the best- quilts especially they wrap you in LOVE!

  2. Tamara

    What is the name of the show, please, and when is it?

  3. Janet Hurtgen

    I just loved this story about your trip to the vintage show. The top is a wonderful idea, particularly if you only have short pieces to put together. Now, I need to create the pattern and go through my stash.

    • Amy Barickman

      Thanks Janet!! Yes, I loved the top too! Have fun putting together you stay fabrics! Have you going my Vintage Made Modern Group on Facebook. It is a great place to share your creations with up cycled fabrics!


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