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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...

Royal blue skies in Kansas City!

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...

The Magic Pattern Book Trunk Show

The Magic Pattern Book Trunk Show

Starting this weekend The Magic Pattern Fashion Show will be traveling across the country with the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo. In fact, you can see me emcee the show this weekend at the Expo in Fredericksburg, VA. (See my full Expo schedule here.) We have been...

Summer Revival

Summer Revival

I look forward every year to the time I spend in Michigan with my family. Summers are beautiful and relaxing. My view of the world is usually in a kayak or on a paddle board. Nature is one of my biggest inspirations and I love recording my time spent outside with my...

Sacred Sewing Room

Sacred Sewing Room

In February 2013 I had the honor of traveling to Detroit to work with the philanthropic organization Enchanted Makeovers as they transformed a shelter for homeless women into a place of beauty, complete with a sewing room. See my previous post that shares that...

Quilt Market Pittsburgh Wrap Up

Quilt Market Pittsburgh Wrap Up

Last month I was in Pittsburgh with the Indygo Junction team for our biggest show, Spring Quilt Market! This is the show where we debut most of our new pattern designs for the year. For 2014 we have a whopping 24 new patterns and two new books. (It's been a busy few...

Update from Atlanta

Update from Atlanta

I just arrived back from from an exciting trip to the Atlanta Gift Market. I bunked with my buddies Susan and Cindy from Sweet! and helped them do a little shopping...actually a lot of shopping. According to Cindy's FitBit we were booking over 10,000 steps a day! I...

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