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Episode 9 - Mister Domestic and Swirly Girls Design

07.29.2016 - By Quilt Addicts AnonymousPlay

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Welcome to Episode 9 of Sit & Sew Radio, a Quilt Addicts Anonymous podcast!

As always we've got some great guests in the quilting and sewing world. Today we hear from Mathew Boudreaux, also known as Mister Domestic. We talk fabric weaving, sewing for little girls and what it is like being a guy in a craft dominated by women. There are tangents in our interview, lots of them, but they're fun and I hope you enjoy listening to Mathew as much as I enjoyed talking with him.

You'll want stick around to hear Susan Emory, of Swirly Girls Design. She is a former quilt shop owner, pattern designer, educator and licensed fabric designer with Michael Miller. She specializes in designing patterns that work with large scale prints that are popular in modern fabrics. So check her out to get some ideas for those fabrics you've dubbed to beautiful to use.

Mathew Boudreaux, AKA Mister Domestic

Mathew Bourdreaux, who goes by Mister Domestic in the online sewing world, started sewing three years ago when his daughter was born. He wanted to make her beautiful things and have a way for them to bond as she got older. A couple of sewing classes in and he was hooked.

He makes a whole lot of girls apparel, quilts and these beautiful woven fabric creations. You can see one example above. He prepares fabric strips and then weaves them together to make pillows, panels in apparel, wall art and even entire quilts.

Learn more about Mtthew, see more woven and apparel sewing projects and get a link to his social media accounts at his website, (

Susan Emory, Swirly Girls Designs

Susan Emory has a long list of titles behind her name. She is a former quilt shop owner, pattern designer, fabric designer, ruler designer, Aurfill thread collection curator. You name it, she has probably done it in the quilting world.

In our interview we talk about her creative journey from a freelance graphic designer, to longarm quilter, to quilt shop owner, to pattern designer and eventually licensed fabric designer for Michael Miller. Her latest collection, Summer Lovin' is shipping to quilt stores right now and it has a coordinated Aurfill thread collection to go with it.

To learn more about Susan Emory, check out her blog ( and you can purchase her patterns at (

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