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MS episode 134:: Erin Dollar of Cotton & Flax

Erin Dollar is my guest on the podcast today. Erin is the owner and creative mind behind the popular handmade home goods brand, Cotton and Flax. Erin creates small batch textiles using natural materials in her sunny studio in Los Angeles, California. We chat about running a small business, how she continues to grow her business and collaborations including her new fabric line, Arroyo, with Robert Kaufman, and so much more. I learned so much in this chat with Erin. She is full of so much business knowledge and I loved getting to ask her questions about how she is finding success online. Click on the link to listen to this fun chat.


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MS episode 133:: Laurie Baker from Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine

Laurie Baker from Modern Quilts Unlimited joins us on todays episode to share more about being an editor for the magazine. Modern Quilts Unlimited recently changes some things up including bringing on Laurie as the new editor, updating the look of the magazine, and redesigning the website. Laurie wants to reach more modern quilters and has attended various functions to meet more makers. We chat about the redesign of the magazine to give it a fresher look and also Laurie’s quest to find contributors with amazing projects. I know so many listeners would love to submit a project to a magazine so we chat about how you would go about doing that and I have included a link in the show notes. I hope you enjoy the episode.


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MS episode 132:: Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from Whole Circle Studio

My guest today is Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from Whole Circle Studio. Sheri was a recommended guest from an Instagram live I did not that long ago. I was excited about the suggestion because I have been a long time follower and fan of Sheri’s work. On our chat we discuss Sheri’s beginning into sewing and how she has turned a passion into a side hustle. She also chats about her upcoming Quiltcon class, her patterns, and what inspires her work. Sheri is also going to be a guest on the upcoming season of Fresh Quilting which is so exciting. You are going to be so inspired by this episode so click on the link and have a listen.


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MS episode 131:: HollyAnne Knight of String and Story

My guest today is HollyAnne Knight from String and Story. I got to meet HollyAnne in person at Quiltcon in Savannah, Ga. We quickly start chatting all about fabric, quilts, sewing, and podcasts. She needed to charge her phone and several of us were in the podcast booth hanging out so HollyAnne joined us. That little group of amazing people in that booth watching everyone walk by us was so much fun. Maybe one of my favorite parts of the whole trip. HollyAnne is a quilter who shares her love of mastering techniques with her blog readers. She also has several new eBooks out as well. As if that isn’t enough to keep her busy she also helps with a charity that is near and dear to her heart, Quilts for Cure. You will find out all about HollyAnne and her journey into quilting in this episode. Click the link to listen.


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MS episode 130:: Rachel Hauser from Stitched in Color

My guest today is Rachel Hauser of Stitched in Color. I have been a fan of Rachel’s blog for a long time and I give her the awesome blogger award several times in this episode. She has so much amazing content on her website that you can spend hours find projects to make or getting inspiration for your new project. She shares how she got started sewing and why she decided to take her passion online, what she has learned, her most popular posts and patterns, and her latest class Stitched Holiday. I really enjoyed this chat with Rachel and I know you will too. Click on the link to listen.


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MS episode 129:: Angie Wilson from Gnome Angel

Angie Wilson and her Aussie accent are a force in the quilting world. She hosts so many sew-alongs at one time it will make your head spin. She also just released her debut book, Fussy Cutters Club, which is fabulous! She has a popular newsletter she sends out weekly with links, sew-along news, amazing things on the internet, and bits about her daily life. The amazing thing about Angie is that she has only been at this sewing gig for six years. Yea crazy huh?!?! She is on fire and I am so happy to be able to call Angie my friend. She is an amazing person inside and out with a passion for color and fussy cutting. I love her confession about fussy cutting in this interview. It is so much fun to chat with someone so fired up about this industry and the passion we all share for fabric and sewing. You are going to love this episode. NOTE:: we may have let some adult words sneak out so be aware if you listen while the kids are around. The audio was really acting up on this chat. I mean using skype can be tricky sometimes but we did our best to make it not too bad.


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Windham Fabrics Back to School Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to Modern Sewciety and our stop on the Back to School Blog Hop. I really tried to overthink this assignment but when it came down to what I wanted to do I thought about my kids. What is something I could make that would be used a lot and needed for that matter. I happen to be lucky enough to have two beautiful girls with a head full of beautiful hair. So hair bows seemed like the perfect project. Easy and useful.


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The Stych – My Weekly Newsletter

I thought I would do something different with my weekly newsletter this week. I love sharing my newsletter picks each it is my sunshine to my subscribers. So welcome if you are new here and welcome if you are coming over from your weekly email.

This week has been full of wishy washy for me. I have this gut feeling that I am going in the right direction but where I am going it is fuzzy. These are the things I know lately and get ready because they are random so hang with me.


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MS episode 128:: Sandi Hazlewood – Crafty Planner (podcast)

Sandi Sawa Hazlewood, from Crafty Planner, is one of the sweetest creatives I have ever met. Sandi also has a podcast where she chats with creatives. Having another podcaster on the podcast is always so much fun for me because we talk about podcasting stuff as well. Sandi and I chat about podcasting, of course, but also her sewing style, what her favorite newsletter to subscribe to is, and what podcast is always on play for her. She gives us the details on her latest make and what her creative process looks like. You won’t want to miss this episode!


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MS episode 127:: MY Side – meet Lacey

I am so excited about my new series on the podcast called MY side. I have three friends in real life that keep me grounded, inspired, and feeling normal. You have met January so far and today you will meet Lacey. Lacey is also the only one in the group I have talked into sewing with me. She currently has three quilt tops ready for the longarm and I can’t wait until she comes over to sew all day with me again. We chat about learning to listen to ourselves in this episode and how that is changing the more we age. Click on the link to listen in.