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Entries from June 2013

Episode #5: Veteran Softie Pattern Designer, Carol Cruise

June 27th, 2013 · Comments

Carol Cruise has had a wonderfully successful career designing stuffed animal sewing patterns for major pattern companies. She is a true veteran in this field and she has terrific advice and stories to share about her journey as a designer. Hear about Quilt Market in the 1980's! 

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Episode #4: Selling Printed Patterns with BariJ

June 27th, 2013 · Comments

Awesome sewing pattern designer and surface designer, BariJ, and I have an informative conversation about how to get your sewing patterns printed and distributed to quilt shops and sewing centers all over the country. Bari generously shares the ins and outs of design, printing, and distribution. A lot goes into selling print patterns and Bari is an incredible resource. I hope you enjoy our talk!

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Episode #3: Shawn Smith of Shawnimals

June 27th, 2013 · Comments

Shawn Smith is the incredible creative talent behind Shawnimals, and indie plush company that has had great success. Shawn talks with me about how he went about getting his plush designs manufactured overseas and distributed throughout the United States. I hope you enjoy his story!

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Episode #2: Toy Designer Lauren Venell

June 19th, 2013 · Comments

Lauren and I chat about her experience making large scale plush toys for galleries and clients. We also talk about how to get your toy designs manufactured overseas and distributed in the United States. Lauren is the creative mind behind Sweet Meats, amazing plush meat!

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