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Amelia Earhart’s Sewing Box!

Amelia Earhart’s Sewing Box!

Did you know Amelia Earhart always took her sewing box with her on long flights? I didn't either until I read this the article, What Women Can Do for Aviation in the May 1930 issue of NEEDLECRAFT, the Magazine of Home Arts. Upon further research, I recently learned...

Nelly Don: A Kansas City Entrepreneur

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...

Introducing The Ephemera Book! (and a Giveaway!)

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...

A Quilted Jacket with a Story to Tell

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...

Vintage Made Modern – Land that I Love

Vintage Made Modern – Land that I Love

I love vintage maps! They have been part of my larger vintage collection for years. This little gem, the Dollar Atlas of the World dated 1900 is a great piece. I love the simple graphic cover and level of detail in the illustrations. The graphic nature and colors of...

Vintage Made Modern: Stitcher’s Garden

Vintage Made Modern: Stitcher’s Garden

I'm very excited to share with you my second collection with RJR Fabrics - Vintage Made Modern: Stitcher's Garden. I have a passion for all things vintage, and this fabric line allowed me to combine my love of vintage fabric and embroidery. In the above photos,...

Vintage Made Modern – Gingham

Vintage Made Modern – Gingham

Who doesn't love gingham fabrics?!? I’ve wanted to design a line of ginghams and I'm thrilled that my new fabric line Stitcher's Garden with RJR includes some! Here is a beautiful vintage swatch of gingham in small check. This a great modern version of gingham being...

1930’s Street Fashion Video

1930’s Street Fashion Video

I recently ran across this fascinating video of 1930's street fashion, shot in a small town in South Dakota. I love seeing videos like this because it is like seeing the work of Mary Brooks Picken come to life. At this time in America, many women made their own...

Amy’s Inspiration: Patterns in nature

Amy’s Inspiration: Patterns in nature

  I am obsessed with patterns in nature...particularly during my summer sabbatical in Northern Michigan when I am able to observe and photograph constantly... Unlike Kansas summers, Michigan summers allow for living outside most days... I see pattern everywhere-...

Introducing: Soho Bandana!

Introducing: Soho Bandana!

I'm so excited to introduce you to SoHo Bandana, our new fabric line from Red Rooster Fabrics, which we are debuting at Quilt Market next month. Years ago I fell in love with the detail and colors of vintage bandanas. I started collecting them with a  fabric line...

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