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My Discoveries at the Amelia Earhart Museum

As soon as I discovered Amelia Earhart’s connection to sewing and fashion, I decided a research trip to Atchison, Kansas was in order. I set out to search for any more information I could find, maybe a copy of one of her patterns or some needlework she stitched that could be on display. My first […]


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 […]


A Royal October – and November!

What a fall we have had – another run for the Kansas City Royals in the Postseason followed by a World Series Win! My family enjoyed several postseason games and the celebration rally and parade. Here are some shots of this year’s Royals journey, including some projects that I was inspired to sew.


Spring Quilt Market + Giveaway!

In May, my busy year of travel was capped off by one of my favorite events of the year: Spring Quilt Market! This year the Indygo Junction team and I drove up to Minneapolis for a fun week where we debuted our new pattern line, checked out the new fabric, notions and tools from other […]


Crafting a Creative Business Webinar

I’m so excited to share with you my new web seminar, Creating a Fabric Arts Business! I’ve been working with Interweave to create this hour long presentation which will be streamed April 28th. Launching a creative arts business in today’s market can be a profitable yet challenging endeavor. As a creative entrepreneur there are many […]


Inspired To Sew…

Recently I was featured in the Schmetz Needles monthly newsletter Inspired to Sew. I love working with Schmetz and was honored to be featured. The newsletter is now available online and I want to share it with you, read it here. This weekend I will be at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Cleveland. […]


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Lakeland

After two busy weeks of shows, QuiltCon in Austin, TX and The Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA, I have a few days at home before I head off to The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, Florida. If you will be at the show, you can find me in the Early Times […]


A Royal October

Here we are at the beginning of November and I finally have been reflecting on the Royal celebration that consumed my family and our city for the month of October. As you may have heard, the Kansas City Royals had been in a bit of a postseason drought, so after 29 years of famine, this […]


Royal blue skies in Kansas City!

Last week an accidental drop of my laptop led to an emergency trip to the Apple store on The Plaza. Established in 1922 by J. C. Nichols and designed architecturally after Seville, Spain, the Plaza was designed as a shopping experience. It was the first shopping center built to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile. Many […]