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My Pearl Button Adventure!

My Pearl Button Adventure!

  "Meet "Gus"! This is the Mississippi Harvest statue that sits on the banks of the Mississippi in Muscatine, Iowa. Gus is standing in a small boat with a pair of large tongs and mussels at his feet. Muscatine is known as the Pearl Button Capitol of the World....

Common Threads & St. Louis Inspiration

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,...

A Royal October – and November!

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...

An Amazing Story – Missouri Star Quilt Company

An Amazing Story – Missouri Star Quilt Company

In June of last year I attended Babylock's Common Threads event in St. Louis, Missouri. This three day event brought sewers, educators, designers and more together to connect, brainstorm and learn. While there I ran into Jenny Doan and her daughters Natalie and Sarah...

Spring Quilt Market 2015

Spring Quilt Market 2015

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...

Crafting a Creative Business Webinar

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...

Inspired To Sew…

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...

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Lakeland

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...

West Bottom Bound in KC

West Bottom Bound in KC

There are many things I love about living in Kansas City. It has great food, an amazing arts community, fabulous sports teams (Go Royals!) and now it is a vintage-lover's heaven. At least on the first weekend of every month anyway. First Fridays have long been a big...

A Royal October

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...

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