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The Grateful Thread Podcast

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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 trapped in the middle, trying to figure out where we belong!

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United States

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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 trapped in the middle, trying to figure out where we belong!

Language:

English


Episodes
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Episode 37: Chris Hanson The Wood Quilter

6/10/2024
Alternate Title: The Clapper Dude What happens when quilting weaves its way into woodworking? And when the two form to circle back to useful tools made for quilters? Our friend Chris, owner of Modern American Vintage, shares his story on how he came to be one of the most well-recognized handmade quilting tool producers in the country and about how this career pivoted his life. Whether you own a beautiful, handmade tool from his shop, have admired the pieces from across a quilt showroom floor, or follow his work on social media, you'll fall in love with this hardworking creative who loves his work and cares so much for the quilting community! So, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast And find our guest, Chris @modern_american_vintage https://modernamericanvintage.com/ We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:00:35:25

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Episode 36: Summer Sewin', Had Me a Blast

5/27/2024
Alternative title: How To Nurture Your Talent When You Maybe Don't Have Time We're chatting about the void of Summer break and what that looks like with kids or other hobbies. We're embracing the season and soaking up the opportunities that the warm weather presents! Pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes and merch: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:00:59:38

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Episode 35: Bringing Up The Next Generation of Creatives

5/13/2024
We're back, after a recording mishap with our last episode! Immediately after meeting our two guests, we knew that we needed to introduce them to the rest of you! They're not only amazing educators, but they've both created after-school sewing and quilting clubs for their students! We were excited to drop this episode at a time of year that lends itself to planning the implementation of a creative program of your own! Whether you're a teacher, parent, or community member, we hope that you'll get some helpful tips and insight into what it takes to get started! So, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast And find our guests, Tara @thewindycityquilter and Sam @samrhymeswithham We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:01:04:05

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Episode 34: Libs Elliott

4/15/2024
Today, we're joined by one of our most favorite quilters, and are so excited to share our conversation with Libs Elliott with you! From her brief stint at Crayola to her big jump in college studies, we learn all about the road that led her to create computer-engineered patterns at a time when modern quilting was still in its infancy. So, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast And find our guest, Libs @LibsElliott We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:01:04:11

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Episode 33: The Longarming One

4/1/2024
Alternative title: To Buy A Longarm Or Not To Buy A Longarm Maybe you've been in the market for a longarm machine, or maybe you're looking to be talked out of it once and for all. Either way, we're addressing the pros and cons of longarm ownership to help you decide if it's for you! With one of us on either side of the fence, there's some great points made to help see the big picture! If you're nowhere near the consideration of purchasing one? We cover that too and outline the many alternatives quilters can use to finish their beautiful treasures! Pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes and merch: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:01:17:30

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Episode 32.5 PART TWO The Sewtopians

3/25/2024
Pop in for a quick cut of fabric or spend the afternoon perusing the color-sorted modern collections as you're greeted by the friendliest cut counter people you've EVER met! Sewtopia is a place that makes you feel like you're on an episode of Cheers and we think this is as good of a time as ever to start petitioning Amy and Megan for some barstools at the cut counter at the new location! Learn about Sewtopia's humble beginnings and about how to check them out virtually and in-person at their incredible quilting retreats! So, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast And find our guests, @Sewtopia Sewtopia.com We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:00:55:40

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Episode 32 PART ONE The Sewtopians

3/18/2024
Pop in for a quick cut of fabric or spend the afternoon perusing the color-sorted modern collections as you're greeted by the friendliest cut counter people you've EVER met! Sewtopia is a place that makes you feel like you're on an episode of Cheers and we think this is as good of a time as ever to start petitioning Amy and Megan for some barstools at the cut counter at the new location! Learn about Sewtopia's humble beginnings and about how to check them out virtually and in-person at their incredible quilting retreats! So, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast And find our guests, @Sewtopia Sewtopia.com We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:00:49:11

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Episode 31: The Deets on Retreats

3/4/2024
Alternative title: "Socks On Pedal, Pedal On Floor" In this episode of The Grateful Thread Podcast, Ashelyn and Lacie delve into the magical world of quilting retreats, and if you aren't already convinced, you'll be hunting down the next retreat near you after you listen! Leave your hard pants at home, opt to go braless, eat food you don't have to make, and be sure to bring enough of your favorite treats to share! Pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes and merch: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:01:12:00

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Episode 30: Vickeidy of @Sewspicious

2/19/2024
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, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast And find our guest, Vickeidy @sewspicious We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:00:40:42

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Episode 29: Push Pins, Kitchen Tables, and Swivel Chairs

2/5/2024
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 solid tips, and share a few things that help make their "studios" more flexible for their families and how those spaces have evolved over the years! So, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes and merch: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:01:14:50

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Episode 28: Wendy of The Weekend Quilter

1/22/2024
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 this quilting industry! So, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast And find our guest, Wendy @the.weekendquilter We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:00:30:58

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Episode 27: Quilty Resolutions

1/8/2024
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 balance your quilt goals! Listen in for some ideas that you can apply to your quilting and, as always, we want to know what you Threadheads are planning! So, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:00:54:40

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Episode 26: It’s Been A Fun Ride

12/25/2023
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 fulfilling project! While they certainly didn't anticipate meeting so many listeners in real life (or even having real-life listeners!), they wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for tuning in and for riding out technical difficulties, their "awkward phase", and for the outpouring of kindness from newfound Threadheads! So, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:00:15:19

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Episode 25: FOMO

12/11/2023
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 year. Whether you're planning to join a sew-along in the new year, or you struggle with comparison, this is the episode for you! So, pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! Find the show notes: thegratefulthreadpodcast.com Find us on Instagram: @TheGratefulThreadPodcast We're your hosts.. Ashelyn of Urban Dwell Studio - @UrbanDwellStudio urbandwellstudio.com Lacie of Messy Quilts - @MessyQuilts messyquilts.com

Duration:00:33:13

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Episode 24: Jess Zeigler of Longarm League

11/27/2023
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 to find some new designs and longarmers in our quiltiverse! Check out merch Go to shownotes Find our guest, Jess @LongarmLeague and your hosts: Ashelyn @UrbanDwellStudio Lacie @MessyQuilts

Duration:00:50:21

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Episode 23: If You Give A Quilt For Christmas

11/13/2023
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 gifting talk with tips for ensuring the longevity of your handmade items. And, while we all love making others feel loved with our gifts, the girls give some suggestions for some alternatives to physical items! All new The Grateful Thread Podcast episodes air every other Monday! A Link To Our Sponsor, Osage Hills Retreat Center Find Our Gift Guide In The Show Notes Find Us On Instagram! @TheGratefulThreadPodcast We're Your Hosts... Ashelyn @UrbanDwellStudio Lacie @MessyQuilts

Duration:01:04:07

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Episode 22: It’s Not Too Late To Pursue Your Passions Jennyth of Pasadena Quilt Studio

10/30/2023
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 the beautiful modern colorway quilt kits created by Jennyth, you are missing out! Go To Our Show Notes Check Out Our Guest Find Your Hosts: Ashelyn Lacie

Duration:00:57:35

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Episode 21: You Can Sit With Us

10/16/2023
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 relationships. There's lots of giggles and plenty of encouragement to reach out and invite others into your life. Go To Our Show Notes Find Your Hosts: Ashelyn Lacie

Duration:00:49:03

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Episode 20: Hodgepodge With The Inappropriate Quilters

10/2/2023
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-a-long, and giggle your head off with the four of them! Go To Our Show Notes Find our Guests: Leslie @leslie_quilts Rochelle @doughnutwarrior Find Your Hosts: Ashelyn Lacie

Duration:00:58:57

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Episode 19: So You Want To Enter A Quilt Show?

9/18/2023
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 quilt, and get to "provokin' the thoughts". There's plenty of laughs and helpful tips for preparing your quilt for it's big moment! GO TO SHOW NOTES Pull up a seat, because you can always sit with us! We're your hosts: Ashelyn Downs of Urban Dwell Studio Lacie Messerly of Messy Quilts

Duration:01:13:23