Vintage Made Modern by Amy Barickman

Vintage Made Modern – that’s Amy Barickman’s mantra. Amy, who founded the pattern company Indygo Junction in 1990, has collaborated with designers to produce and market an impressive list of patterns and book releases, having released over 1200 pattern titles and published 80 books, including recent releases Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers, Indygo Junction’s Dimensional Denim and The Magic Pattern Book. From fashion patterns to practical quilted projects, Indygo Junction offers a wealth of inspiration to those who love to work with needle and thread.

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Amy is an avid collector of vintage sewing and fashion materials. Fabric, sewing patterns, needlework catalogs and the works of the Woman’s Institute for Domestic Arts & Sciences are found in her vintage library.

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If those books could talk, what could they teach us? A lot! Amy has found a myriad of sewing lessons from years past which are still relevant to modern sewists today. Many of these tips have been lost for years, but Amy thinks by looking to the past we can move our craft forward.

Malam Batiks Fat Quarter winner is Connie Cain

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Congratulations to Connie Cain as our winner for the Fat Quarter bundle of Malam Batik fabrics, designed by Jinny Beyer. Please private message us here at quiltwithlove [at] rjrfabrics [dot] com with your non PO Box shipping address and we’ll get the fat quarters shipped right on out to you. Thank you again for participating!

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Sultan’s Garden by Mary McGuire

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A visit to Istanbul left me with lasting impressions begging to be interpreted into a fabric collection. The Sultan’s Garden is reminiscent of a magical time; the time of the sultans, an era of ornate palaces, bazaars piled high with silk carpets, intricate mosaic patterns covering harem walls, and glimpses of swirling colored fabrics hidden behind marble screens. The elements in the line are adapted from the iconic imagery I extracted from the Turkish culture, then added a bit of my aesthetic, and infused into my patterns. The focal is a tulip, a symbol of the Ottoman Renaissance. Amulet is inspired by the ‘evil eye’ a popular good-luck charm made to ward off jealous eyes.

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The Sultan’s Garden is offered in two colorful palettes. Sunny apricot and watery turquoise hues define one color combination. A second color story features berry inspired lavenders set on a backdrop of subdued natural greens.

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Leave a comment below about a trip that inspired a quilt project for a chance to win fabric cuts of Mary McGuire’s latest fabric collection, Sultan’s Garden, hitting stores now!

Happy Labor Day from all of us here at RJR Fabrics!

Happy Labor Day

We would like to wish everyone a happy Labor Day from all of us here at RJR Fabrics! We will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2015 in observance of our National Holiday. We hope that everyone enjoys a safe holiday, three day weekend in honor of the hard work and effort of all those in the American labor movement. Thank you from all of us here at RJR Fabrics. How will you be celebrating your Labor Day Weekend?

#whatshaderu Blog Hop with Nichole @wildboho

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A self-taught embroidery artist, Nichole @wildboho savors the time she spends pairing color, pattern and fabric combinations to create modern hoop art. She began experimenting with non-sewing related fiber arts while young and her appreciation for these arts grew as she stashed embroidery floss to make friendship bracelets, dabbled in weaving and rug hooking and learned how to knit. In recent years, she discovered her love for creating contemporary hoop art embellished with freestyle embroidery. When she’s not untangling skeins of floss, she can be found pottering around garden centers with her husband or encouraging her two boys to get creative with sticks and mud and beads and paint.

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Take a look at Nichole’s instagram previews for the #whatshaderu 2015 blog hop!

Apple Hill Farm Fat Quarter Winner Katy M

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Congratulations to our winner, Katy M for the Apple Hill Farm fat quarter bundle!

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Thank you all for participating in our giveaway! Katy M, please private message me at quiltwithlove [@] rjrfabrics [dot] com your non PO Box shipping address and I will ship the bundle on out to you!

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