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Nelly Don: A Kansas City Entrepreneur

With the International Quilt Market trade show coming to Kansas City next week, I’ve been immersing myself in Kansas City history as much as possible lately so that I can share fun places for visitors to see while they’re here! I’m sharing all my pictures and suggestions on my instagram account @amybarickman_studio, and also with […]

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Introducing The Ephemera Book! (and a Giveaway!)

I met Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE at the Creative Connection event in 2010. We were both on a panel to discuss publishing books. I admired her work the minute I was introduced to it, and I have enjoyed her Uppercase magazine for years. The Vintage Made Modern story below was my contribution to an issue […]

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Vintage Made Modern – The Patchwork Bag and Railroad Quilt Block

I am pleased to share that this month I’m a guest designer for the International Association of Quilters. This quilt group is run by Becky at Patchwork Posse. They work through a few quilt alongs and several small projects every year. The community features swaps and challenges, and every month has a different guest designer! […]

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Free Image Friday – Vogue Swimsuit Model

When I say “swimsuit model” this lovely lady doesn’t really spring to mind. But, back in the early 1920’s a head-to-toe wool suit, bathing cap and apparently, matching cape was all the rage for beach living. To me, it just looks hot and heavy! I just don’t see this style coming back in fashion anytime […]

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Free Image Friday – Sunbathers

Don’t you wonder about the people in vintage photographs? Who were these ladies, in their fun stripe and polka dot bikinis? Were they on vacation or a local beach? Did their feet get burned because the shade of the umbrella didn’t reach that far? I love these vintage mysteries! To download this free image, be […]

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Common Threads & St. Louis Inspiration

Last week I traveled up to St. Louis to the Baby Lock Common Threads event. This was my second time to be a part of this inspiring and educational retreat. I love getting a chance to connect with a really wonderful community of bloggers, magazine editors, publishers, and of course, the fabulous people at Baby […]

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Stitcher’s Garden Fabric Debut at Quilt Market

Last month the Indygo Junction team and I traveled to Salt Lake City for Spring Quilt Market. We launched a lot of great new products, including 22 new patterns, including our Indygo Essentials garment line, three coloring books, two embroidery books, and a new line of dimensional English paper piecing kits called Fabriflair! My new […]

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Free Image Friday – Vintage Swimmers!

How cute is this illustration of vintage swimmers in the ocean? I love their little batching caps! They are also wearing swim shoes, do you know if that was a part of a vintage bathing ensemble? I don’t know if I’ve ever seen them before. They could just be part of the artists’ choice of […]

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Free Image Friday – Summer Swimming

Both school and the sun are out, which means one thing – a trip to the pool! I’m so glad that we don’t have to wear heavy wool swimsuits like these ladies! If you want to see more vintage swimsuits, check out this fun post I wrote on stitching my own suit! To download this […]