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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 she designed sewing patterns as well as […]

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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 suggestions on my instagram account @amybarickman_studio, and also with […]

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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 below was my contribution to an issue […]

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Vintage Made Modern – The Patchwork Bag and Railroad Quilt Block

I am pleased to share that this month I’m a guest designer for the International Association of Quilters. This quilt group is run by Becky at Patchwork Posse. They work through a few quilt alongs and several small projects every year. The community features swaps and challenges, and every month has a different guest designer! […]

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Merry Christmas & Vintage Made Modern Episode 13

Time flies! It is hard to believe 2018 is coming to a close. I have had so much fun sharing my Vintage Notions book with you this year in my Vintage Made Modern Youtube Series! Here is the final episode for 2018. From the Department of Inspiration, I share thoughts on Mary’s advice in the […]

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The Story of Samplers in Episode 10

Did you get a chance to watch the latest Vintage Made Modern Video? The tenth episode of Vintage Made Modern features stitched samplers, preserving fruits, and a Magic Pattern apron that can be made with one yard! I also share some of the free embroidery patterns and stitch tutorials. Crosstitch Samplers In this episode, I  […]

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Free Image Friday – Ships of the Fleet

This cool vintage graphic features ships from the fleet of Norddeutscher Lloyd, a shipping company founded in 1857. Be sure to tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio using the hashtag #ABFreeVintageImage to share how you’re using these printables! Download instructions for the best quality: -Click on image -Right click (Mac: control+click) -Save to computer desktop or […]

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Free Image Friday – Sweet Little Stitcher

“Little maid neat and sweet, From curly head to cunning feet, Let each stitch you’re taking be, Full of happy love for me.” Be sure to tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio using the hashtag #ABFreeVintageImage to share how you’re using these printables! Download instructions for the best quality: -Click on image -Right click (Mac: control+click) […]

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Free Image Friday – Pepper Seed Packet

Vintage “Sweet Mountain Peperone” seeds! Vintage seed packets are a gift that keeps on giving, even after the harvest is done. The vintage graphics look so current–they are vintage made modern at it’s finest! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio using the hashtag #ABFreeVintageImage to share how you’re using these printables! Download instructions […]