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97 - Opportunity Thinking Episode 5 - Parenting and Owning Your Own Business

Sew Much More

Release Date: 05/27/2018

207 - Gretchen Tegtman - Continuing The Legacy show art 207 - Gretchen Tegtman - Continuing The Legacy

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;               Gretchen Tegtman loves to design Window Treatments! When she was little, her Mom (Nancy) would do a lot of crafts and Gretchen's job was to put the fabrics together. So I guess you could say she's been doing this nearly all her life! When they moved from Miami, FL to Fayetteville, GA, Nancy went into this business (with Dianne - hence the name!). Nancy did most of the Installations in those days and Gretchen got to help out - just what you want to be doing as a teenager, right?! ...

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206 - Ragne K. Smith - The Little Learning Lessons Made Me Better show art 206 - Ragne K. Smith - The Little Learning Lessons Made Me Better

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;               Ragne Smith is the owner and operator of She designs, builds and upholsters new custom built furniture and turns neglected antiques into one of a kind pieces of furniture art. She is a mother of few, wife of one, small business owner, located in Dallas-Fort Worth area, in the great state of Texas.   One of the administrators of Professional Upholsterer’s Network, she started her upholstery business in 2012. Being self-taught, she is not limiting her skills and creativity to what’s in...

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205 - Terry Sandlin - I Love Doing What I Do and I Think That Comes Through! show art 205 - Terry Sandlin - I Love Doing What I Do and I Think That Comes Through!

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;               Terry Sandlin has been a part of the soft furnishing industry since 1992.  Starting in a 1 person workroom, 1 day a week, making cording & ruffles.  In 2007 she and her husband relocated to Birmingham, Ala, where she opened .  Terry was a member of the WCAA Birmingham Chapter and served as Secretary for 2 years before they disbanded. Terry was a winner of the 2018 Artisan Project, Demonstrator in the Construction Zone of the 2019 IWCE Conference, and was slotted...

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204 - Joanne Moore -  I Am Real, Darn It! show art 204 - Joanne Moore - I Am Real, Darn It!

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;             Jo Moore opened , a mostly to-the-trade workroom in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2004 after a 13-year career editing monthly magazines. From 2009 to mid-2013, however, she combined both editing and sewing skill sets to be a copy editor for Drapery & Design Professional. She was listed in Cincinnati Magazine’s “Best Of” issue in 2011, and two of her drapery designs have appeared at IWCE – “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not” (2010) and the co-created “Violet Femmes” (2019). Jo is a WCAA...

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203 - In Memory of Beth Hodges - Her Podcast Re-Released show art 203 - In Memory of Beth Hodges - Her Podcast Re-Released

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  This past week has been so difficult, learning of the passing of Beth Hodges.  So many people felt drawn to her and she made everyone feel special and important to her.  I am re-releasing my podcast recording in her memory.  Rest in peace, dear Beth.  I will be nice in your honor!     The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;                

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202 - Sherri Bowman - I'm Going To See What I can Make Happen show art 202 - Sherri Bowman - I'm Going To See What I can Make Happen

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;               Sherri Bowman, owner of has lived in Charlotte since 1987.  After spending many years in corporate America, she left to stay home with her newborn twin daughters and two sons.  Sherri's passion for sewing and creativity led her to open her business in 2004.   Sherri serves as Vice President of the local chapter of WCAA (Window Coverings Association of America) after serving as President for two years.  I am also President of GCWA (Greater Charlotte Workroom Association), a...

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201 Adrienne Matthews - I Am Crossing Paths With People I Never Would Have show art 201 Adrienne Matthews - I Am Crossing Paths With People I Never Would Have

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;                 Adrienne Matthews, sole owner and CFO (Chief Fabric Operator) of  is a born and bred Tarheel.  She opened C&K Design LLC in 2012. ​Adrienne is a native of Jacksonville, NC, which is located on the coast. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Adrienne moved to Charlotte, NC in the summer of 2001 where she was employed for four years by Bank of America. Following a...

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200 - Antoinette Kirwan - I Tuck and Roll! show art 200 - Antoinette Kirwan - I Tuck and Roll!

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;               Anntoinette Kirwan is the owner and operator of , a boutique window treatment, soft furnishings & upholstery workroom. Her dedication to her craft is evident in her desire to give each client personalized attention and to transform their designs into reality by keeping the lines of communication open, overseeing all the details and ensuring timeliness is met.  Antoinette is passionate about her partnerships with Interior Designers and she approaches each and every project as a special...

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199 - Cynthia Bleskachek - I'm Having A Wobble! show art 199 - Cynthia Bleskachek - I'm Having A Wobble!

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;             Cynthia Bleskachek, owner of has been working as a professional upholsterer since 2001 and teaching since 2010. In 2008 she won a first-place craftsmanship award through for a tufted chair. She was a featured presenter at the 2015 Minneapolis Junk Bonanza, with appearances on Kare 11 and Fox 9.  Cynthia guest teaches at  in North Carolina and will be a 2018 instructor at  in South Carolina.  She currently serves as education chair for the ” Links and Resources; ...

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198 - Jeanelle Dech, Susan Woodcock and Ceil DiGuglielmo Check In - How Are We Doing? show art 198 - Jeanelle Dech, Susan Woodcock and Ceil DiGuglielmo Check In - How Are We Doing?

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;             How are you doing? No, really, how are you doing?  Are you adapting?  Susan Woodcock, Jeanelle Dech and I have a conversation about our current circumstances.   Links and Resources;   Jeanelle referred to the PA Manufacturer's Association but it was actually the 

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Jeanelle Dech, owner of The Workroom Channel, Adaptive Textiles and The Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library, Christina Price, owner of Main Line Window Decor and Theda Hadden, owner of Springwood Upholstery and I talk about owning and running our businesses while being Moms and Wives.

 

We talk about the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Here is a link to the Digital Digest

 

This was such an enlightening podcast to record, I hope you found it as interesting as I did!

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