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Last week I attended an event that I always look forward to, Common Threads. The event is sponsored by Baby Lock and takes place in their hometown of St. Louis, which, luckily is just a hop, skip and a jump away from my home in Kansas City. Speaking of skip, I traveled with my friend Cindy aka Skip To My Lou aka "Skippy". We had a great time at the conference, exploring and shopping in the city (see more on...
Amy wanted to share with you some New Year's inspiration that she posted on her personal blog at AmyBarickman.com. This is an excerpt from the New Year's letter to the students of the Woman's Institute, Inspiration Newsletter, January 1922. To read the full article, hop over to Amy's blog.     As a thank you for being a part of our sewing community on Indygo Junction and Amy Barickman, we are offering $10 off any order of $30 or more...
Sewing friends! We want to say a heartfelt thank you for being a part of our sewing community. We appreciate that you like our patterns and so love seeing your finished projects. As a token of our appreciation, we would like to offer you a special discount of $10 off any order of $30 or more. Simply add at least $30 worth of products to your cart, use code THANKS15 during checkout & receive $10 off your order total. Code...
Last February, Cheryl and I took a day trip to Quilt Town USA to celebrate her birthday. What is Quilt Town USA? Well, it's the Missouri Star Quilt Company headquarters in Hamilton Missouri.     Missouri Star Quilt Company is a small family business that has turned into an international fabric destination. While their main customer base is out of town, the small store in Hamilton has expanded to multiple fabric storefronts, in fact their downtown is now known as...
Twice a year the quilting and fabric industry gather together for International Quilt Market. This is a wholesale show for store buyers only, who come to see the latest and greatest new releases in the pattern, fabric, and notions world. This year, we traveled to Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis, where we debuted our 2015 line of 31 new patterns, as well as Amy's new fabric line, Vintage Made Modern Centennial Celebration. Amy, her mom Donna, Cheryl and Betsy represented...
We are so excited to share with you Amy's new web seminar, Creating a Fabric Arts Business! She has 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 decisions to be made about your brand and the products you offer. In this webinar you can learn about many opportunities...
After two busy weeks of shows, QuiltCon in Austin, TX and The Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA, Amy has a few days at home before she heads off to The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, Florida. If you will be at the show, you can find her in the Early Times Workshop booth on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Also, be sure to stop by on Saturday at noon when Amy presents the Magic Fashion Show!  ...
Thanks to Nancy P. who sent us some pics of her sewing helpers. Hildy is in charge of overseeing the sewing machine, Jackson keeps an eye on the supplies. So cute!! If you have any special helpers in your sewing room, send us pics - we would love to see them!  
The Magic Pattern Challenge has closed for entries, but now it is time to vote. Head over to BurdaStyle to see the entries and vote for your favorite. The Grand Prize winner will receive a new Baby Lock Serger!     Also, for our Kansas City Area friends, stop by the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Overland Park this weekend to visit our booth and see The Magic Fashion Show, hosted by Amy. It will be so much fun!...
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 Amy emcee the show this weekend at the Expo in Fredericksburg, VA. (See her full Expo schedule here.)     We have been busy creating beautiful new samples from The Magic Pattern Book not only for the Fashion Show, but also for The Magic Pattern Trunk Show that will be visiting a retailer near...