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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 […]


Accessories Make the Costume, My #MeMadeMay Jewelry

But they sure make me happier! I love jewelry, especially statement pieces with meaning. In the month of May I took a pledge along with thousands of other makers in our sewing community to join the Me Made May challenge, officially known as #mmmay18, hosted by So, Zo What Do You Know?. This challenge encourages makers […]


A Quilted Jacket with a Story to Tell

Recently I had the honor of chatting with Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast on Creative Talk Network. You can listen to Episode 323 here. We had a good time chatting about how I came up with our Fabriflair™ kits, and our new line of Indygo Essentials Patterns, and about how I […]


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 […]


Quilt Market Recap

Hello! I am happy to tell you that we have made it back from Quilt Market in one piece. We had a wonderful time in Portland, which is a beautiful and inspiring city. We arrived on Tuesday night, and went straight for dinner and bed. Wednesday morning we started setting up our booth which took […]


Fabric Flowers Countdown

Exciting News! I just reviewed our Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers proof! This book has been a project in the works since my friend Cindy from Skip to my Lou turned me on to the overwhelming popularity of fabric flower tutorials in the DIY community. The catalyst to move this book forward and to self-publish was […]


Friends and Photos from CHA

I recently returned from CHA, the International Craft and Hobby trade show in Anaheim, and as always I’m filled to the brim with new ideas and energy! I have exhibited at the show in the past with my companies Indygo Junction/The Vintage Workshop and now attend this show regularly for networking, and to see all […]

Classroom at the Woman's Institute

How Many People Do You Know?

How tech savvy are you? Social media diva? Facebook fiend? …Or maybe a little unsure of how to approach the ever-changing world of online networking? You might think that social media is one topic my hero, Mary Brooks Picken, doesn’t have much to say about. But think again! (more…)