Textile Treasures
Meet Tommy the Tomato

Meet Tommy the Tomato

It's National Sewing Month, a perfect time to celebrate the tomato pincushion. I can only imagine the percentage of needle and thread enthusiasts in America that have a tomato in their home. I have a few!!It's always fun to hear stories of an heirloom tomato, LOL, not...

A is For Applique

A is For Applique

Applique is one of my favorite textile techniques to collect. From  butterflies to Sun Bonnet Sues, there are so many charming designs. Each with unique fabrics assembled into a puzzle of various pieces and prints. In my Vintage Made Modern Facebook Group live last...

Vintage Shop Hop

Vintage Shop Hop

C.J. and Dan Zonderman are proprietors of True North - Interior Design & Antiques in Charlevoix, Michigan, a wonderful shop filled with vintage and vintage-inspired treasures. I was thrilled to hand-deliver my Vintage Notions book to the shop last week.I met C.J....

Textile Treasures & Upcycled Fashion!

Textile Treasures & Upcycled Fashion!

What fun it can be to discover delightful fabric, notions, and handmade textiles. Petoskey, Michigan offers one of my favorite shows in a great venue near the shores of gorgeous Lake Michigan! I have attended the show many times over the years and met fellow vintage...

Join Me at the Quilt Festival

Join Me at the Quilt Festival

I've had a busy couple of weeks preparing for the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival which is just around the corner. I've been pulling together some of my favorite vintage fabrics and notions which I will be featuring at the show. If you are in the Kansas City area,...

From Quilt to Clothing

From Quilt to Clothing

I love quilts and I love fashion! Those two passions converged for me at a young age thanks to my mom (see me at age 8 in my jacket made from a vintage quilt). Many of you know I grew up with my mom’s business inspiring me to launch my own business (I started in high...

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...

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