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A podcast where cool quilting newbies and experts unite! We dive into modern quilting, making sewing friends, all of the crazy acronyms and introduce you to inspiring quilt community people! Whether you’re on the go or pressing the pedal to the metal on your sewing machine while you listen, we hope to bring this community together and create a space where you feel seen and accepted. This is for beginner to advanced quilting enthusiasts, young and ”old”- we’re just a couple of millennials tra ...
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In this episode, we're joined by the color-catching sewist, teacher-turned-pattern designer, and creative genius behind Sewspicious: Vickeidy Plybon. We continue the conversation on sewing spaces and dive into the importance of representation in the quilting world. You are going to love this beautiful and talented soul just as much as we do! So, pu…
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Alternative title: "Did we just become a bookclub?" In this episode of The Grateful Thread Podcast, Ashelyn and Lacie discuss the reality of sewing spaces, acknowledging that many quilters don't have lavish or Pinterest-worthy studios dedicated to the hobby we all love. They talk about "making it work" in the spaces that you have, give a couple of …
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In this episode of The Grateful Thread Podcast, Ashelyn and Lacie sit down with their fellow podcaster, Wendy Chow of The Weekend Quilter and introduce you to the side of the Quilt Buzz co-host that you rarely get to hear! In this flip of the microphone, you'll hear about what inspires her designs and the things that she's most passionate about in …
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Do you have some quilt-related goals for this new year? Or, perhaps you've resolved to slow down and focus on projects that require more slow stitching! Whether you're adding learning new skills to your plans for 2024 or seeking permission to step away from the sewing machine for a few months, Ashelyn and Lacie have some great tips to help you bala…
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Well, it's the end of 2023 and we've served out our contract with one another. While Ashelyn and Lacie have had an absolute blast bringing you these episodes, they're announcing plans for 2024, so be sure to listen to the end! The two quilty hosts talk "Year In Review" and take turns sharing their favorite moments and interviews from this fun and f…
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It's that time of year when opportunities abound and the prospects of new projects are popping up with the start of the New Year, but what's a quilter to do with all of those choices!? In Episode 25 of The Grateful Thread Podcast, Ashelyn and Lacie discuss FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and share some practical tips for navigating this busy time of yea…
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A quilt-world friend of Ashelyn and Lacie, Jess joins the podcast to talk about finding success and balancing family life. Don't let the name "Longarm League" make you think that this episode is just for longarmers, though! There's so much inspiration to glean from this kind and hardworking entrepreneur, and you can bet that you'll be learning how …
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There's a chill in the air and you've likely already begun your holiday making, but if you're behind on that project or you're already stressed about what to give your loved ones, you'll want to tune into this episode as Ashelyn and Lacie encourage you to slow down and rethink the standard quilt gift! Don't be fooled though, there's plenty of quilt…
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In Episode 22, Jennyth of Pasadena Quilt Studio joins the podcast to chat about pivoting later in life, niching down, and dreaming big! The girls unpack grief, working through injury and navigating burnout as a business owner when your success rides solely upon your ability to successfully juggle the demands of a virtual world. If you haven't seen …
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Alternate Title: We Can All Win In Episode 21, Ashelyn and Lacie (and their third host!) dive into a discussion on making and maintaining friends in the modern world. They share about their relationship with one another and the importance of creating and maintaining boundaries with those that you love to best preserve, grow, and honor those relatio…
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Alternate Title: Multigenerational Friendships And Finding Your Crowd The podcast mashup you've been asking for; The Inappropriate Quilters join Ashelyn and Lacie in a fun discussion about everything and nothing all at once! You'll need to listen in to snag some facts on your favorite Christmas songs, learn about Leslie and Rochelle's upcoming sew-…
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Alternative Title: Don't Wash That Quilt! In Episode 19 of The Grateful Thread Podcast, Ashelyn and Lacie walk you through the quilt show submission process and offer up tips and a whole lot of encouragement to those hoping to dip their toe into the show world for the first time. Listen in to hear about epic $4 prize money, beg you not to wash your…
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Alternate Title: The Guilding of The Modern Quilters QuiltCon Show Logistics In Episode 18, Ashelyn and Lacie interview The Modern Quilt Guild's Director of Partnerships, Amanda Bernay about the evolution of the guild and the quilt show entry process. With QuiltCon registration now open, get those quilts ready for submission and meet us there! SHOP…
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Alternate Title: A Little To The Left - MY Left, Not Yours In this topic episode of The Grateful Thread Podcast, Ashelyn and Lacie share a combined list of tips for photographing your quilts! Whether you're taking photos to enter a quilt show, storing for your memories, or trying to capture that perfect "quilt in the wild" shot for Instagram, they'…
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Alternate Title: Finding "your people" on the wide world web as a new generation of quilters. Join Ashelyn and Lacie in a conversation with their dear quilty friends, Christina and Taylor as they unwrap the unique challenges that millennials face as quilters as the traditional scope of the quilting community remains out of reach. They name a few ob…
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Alternate Title: How To Love What You Make And Not Have To Make Everything You Love In episode 15 of The Grateful Thread Podcast, Ashelyn and Lacie talk about avoiding comparison traps in the quilting world and dive into their own experiences with envy and "Quiltstagram". It can be hard when you see a beautiful new pattern every week that you add t…
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Alternative Title: How To Be A Badass And A Love Letter To Threads In this episode of The Grateful Thread Podcast, Ashelyn and Lacie sit down to chat with Elizabeth Chappell of Quilter's Candy. She's got a lot going on in the quilting world, but hints at her new endeavor coming soon and we're pretty sure you'll want to know about it! Get $15 shoppi…
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Alternate Title: Is it burnout, or are you bored? Pull up a seat and laugh-cry with Ashelyn and Lacie as they talk Spiderman quotes, "quiltstagram" woes, and suggest ways to combat the burnout that can accompany creatives. They give insight and share how each of their interactions with social media impacts them in drastically different ways. BUY SO…
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Alternate Title: "That Idea Hasn't Been Made By YOU Yet." Get comfy and listen in as Sandra shares her decades of experience with textiles, some time management tips, and wisdom on leading a creative life in a hyper-digital world. #YouCanSit with us EVERY Monday, alternating between all-new podcast episodes and Instagram Lives! Links: You Can Order…
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Alternate Title: "Oh My Gosh! You Should SELL These!" (Even Though I Won't Buy Them) If you're a creative, you've likely heard a relative or friend express this to you when you've presented your beautiful handmade items... but should you sell your handmade items? In this episode, Ashelyn and Lacie deep dive into the culture of monetizing traditiona…
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Alternate title: Quality Quilty Friends > Quantity Quilty Friends Aren't real-life friends the very best? Ashelyn and Lacie sit down with local quilt icon and fellow guild member Johnny Barfuss to talk quilt community and the importance of acceptance in our spaces. Listen in for some laughs and tears as Johnny shares his long-lasting love for quilt…
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Alternate Title: Quilty Spring Cleaning Join Ashelyn and Lacie in Episode 9 of the Grateful Thread Podcast as they share machine servicing stories, tips for decluttering and grant you permission to ditch your duplicates! They talk about what to do with those hidden piles of items received in swaps from over the years and have some pretty good laugh…
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In episode 8, Ash and Lacie sit down to talk with the quilt community's favorite resident cheerleader, Zak Foster of @zakfoster.quilts, and learn about his journey into quilting, the path that led him here, and the quilt series that he's currently working on. Listen in for a beautiful conversation on how Zak is processing racial injustice and his o…
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In this episode, Ashelyn and Lacie talk about the contrast between their first quilts as quilters and their actual first quilts. With so many new quilters joining the community, they wanted to share about how quilting wasn't 'love' at first stitch for either of them. Listen to find out which host started and quit quilting on the first day and how Y…
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Alternate Title: How Quilting Is Like Therapy, But THERAPY Is Therapy In Episode 6 of The Grateful Thread Podcast, Ashelyn and Lacie interview Maude MacDonald of The Retro Quilter. They dive into the things that are serving as inspiration in her current work and talk about Maude's all-new podcast Thread and Therapy where she interviews fellow quilt…
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This week, we're sharing the list of excellent tips that you, the listeners, helped us crowd-source on money-saving tips to help in all of our quilty lives! We had so many wonderful responses to our cost-cutting prompt and we're excited to share everything from a magical spray that will save you hundreds in ruler upgrades to the ultimate #IkeaHack!…
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We're coming to you from QuiltCon 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia!! We've met so many of you lovely new friends and we are so excited to share our upcoming episodes! In this quick mini bonus episode, we're sharing our favorite parts about the weekend and would love to invite you to ask questions or share your favorites as well! You can find us on Instagra…
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How this small home-based non-profit has helped to receive and distribute nearly $13 million worth of supplies and time donated from the quilting community in under a year. Join us for our first interview episode as we hear about how Gina and Hal Halladay (along with Beth Hawkins) have helped to quickly organize the members of our generous quilting…
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Alternate Title: How To Find Your Quilty People In Episode 3 of The Grateful Thread Podcast, Ashelyn and Lacie are sharing their opinions on guilds and how to go about finding one near you, where to look if you don't jive with your local guild, and introducing you to their love of two very special organizations. They laugh about how Ashelyn cried a…
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Alternate title: What To Expect When You're Expecting Fabric In Episode 2 of The Grateful Thread Podcast, join Ashelyn and Lacie for a feast of the senses as they walk you step by step through that big box fabric store that everyone knows and loves as well as compare and contrast the cut counters of stores like Joann and your local quilt shops. The…
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In this first episode, Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio and Lacie of Messy Quilts introduce themselves more in depth, chat about how they each began their quilting journeys, how they know each other, and how this hobby-turned-business-turned-obsession has changed their lives and introduced them to some amazing people along the way! Listen in every oth…
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Hey Threadheads! We're launching this new podcast to reach our friends that are searching for their spots at the sewing table in this totally wicked quilting universe! We are so glad you're here. Pull up a seat, get to sewing and press play. You can sit with us!The Grateful Thread Podcast
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