Store Owner Series: the workroom

Last but definitely not least, I am excited to interview Karyn Valino from Toronto’s the workroom to finish out the Store Owner Series. Before I met Karyn, I had heard all about her store. Several people have waxed poetically about her customer service, excellent class offerings and fabric selection. Thankfully, she agreed to the interview! Here’s Karyn! Why did you open …

Store Owner Series: Sew Modern

Sew Modern in Los Angeles was my first modern quilt store experience. I remember walking into the store and gasping. I had found my tribe! Lauren Hawley talks about her experience opening the store, the current status of the store after announcing she was interested in selling and her biggest success. Why did you open your store? There was a missing …

Store Owner Series: SPOOL

If you have listened to my podcasts, you may have noticed I like to talk about all aspects of the craft industry. Most of my guests came into their businesses by loving and honing their craft. And from the “outside looking in”, there is a feeling everything is wonderful and exciting. Many aspects of the industry can be like that.  You could …