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Entries from February 2019

Episode #139: Pat and Walter Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics

February 18th, 2019 · Comments

This week on the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we're talking about running a fabric company with my guests Pat and Walter Bravo.

Pat and Walter own Art Gallery Fabrics, a manufacturer of premium fabrics for the quilting industry.

They are two soulmates who live life with a lot of passion, doing what they truly love. Originally from Argentina, they have been married for 34 years and have an amazing son, Alexander. Pat began sewing as a teenager and discovered quilting when the couple moved to the United States in the late 1980s. When she couldn’t find the depth of color and pattern she was looking for in commercially available fabrics, she began painting her own and soon she and Walter launched a company to produce the kinds of fabrics she had envisioned. That’s how Art Gallery Fabrics was born, a company Pat describes as “the most avant-garde in the industry.”

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This episode is sponsored by PRO Chemical & Dye located in Fall River, Massachusetts. Now in their 50th year, PRO Chemical & Dye is a longtime supplier of dyes, fabric paints, supplies, and information to fiber artists all over the world.

To learn more about the products and workshops offered by PRO Chemical & Dye, you can visit prochemicalanddye.com Use the discount code WSN10 when you check out to receive 10% off your online order.

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Please note that this show used to be called the While She Naps podcast. The name has changed, but the content and host have stayed the same.

 

To get the full show notes for this episode, visit Craft Industry Alliance where you can learn more about becoming a member of our supportive trade association. Strengthen your creative business, stay up to date on industry news, and build connections with forward-thinking craft professionals. Meet with show host, Abby Glassenberg, each month for our Craft Business Roundtable, get access to courses and webinars taught by industry leaders, and much more.

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Episode #138: EE Schenck

February 4th, 2019 · Comments

On today's episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we're talking running a wholesale distribution company with my guests Stan and Brittany Gray.

Stan Gray is the owner of E.E. Schenck Company, which is a distributor, converter and wholesaler of all types of fabrics and sewing notions servicing customers throughout the world.  After 51 years with the company, he is still involved in the day-to-day operations and enjoys his interaction with customers, employees and vendors.

Brittany is the General Manager of EE Schenck Company, and Stan’s daughter.  After starting her career in the fashion industry in New York City, she moved back to her hometown of Portland, Oregon in 2014 to work for her family’s business.

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Today’s episode is sponsored by June Tailor, Inc., a USA manufacturer of quilting and sewing tools. Our unique and innovative tools help you complete your quilting or sewing project with professionally finished results. Win one of 10 kits containing a Shape Cut Ruler and a set of 6 “Quilt As You Go” placemats. Simply post your favorite quilt project to Instagram and include the following:  #myfavoriteproject #junetailor @junetailorinc @abbyglassenberg Check out all of June Tailor’s products at JuneTailor.com. Giveaway ends the 12th.

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Please note that this show used to be called the While She Naps podcast. The name has changed, but the content and host have stayed the same.

 

To get the full show notes for this episode, visit Craft Industry Alliance where you can learn more about becoming a member of our supportive trade association. Strengthen your creative business, stay up to date on industry news, and build connections with forward-thinking craft professionals. Meet with show host, Abby Glassenberg, each month for our Craft Business Roundtable, get access to courses and webinars taught by industry leaders, and much more.

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