Made in WMASS Looking for local quilters, sewers, fabric shops, etc for profile on

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My name is Wendy Morse, and many of you know me from my past membership in the Artisans of Western Massachusetts, or from local craft shows as Bags of a Feather (or on etsy or ArtFire).

I recently signed on to be the Springfield Sewing Examiner on the website. is an online news, entertainment, and lifestyle network that currently has more than 20 million monthly readers, and I applied to be the local writer /contributor on the topic of sewing for the Springfield and western Massachusetts area. This is a topic that I am passionate about, and I plan to write about sewing products, upcoming events, useful tips, and other topics. The main focus will be on local quilters, sewers, or other fabric artisans, quilt shops, events, classes, etc.

I would love to write a profile about anyone in the AWM who makes a sewing-related item- quilts, wallets, aprons, bags, art quilts, etc. The article would include links to your etsy or ArtFire shops, or your personal website, a picture of you or something you made, and some basic interview questions such as "How did you learn to sew', or "What is your favorite sewing tool you can't live without?" I would send you the list of questions, and it will not take up a lot of time to fill out.

If you do not wish to be profiled, but have a favorite local fabric shop or quilting teacher, I'd love to hear about those, too!

I think this is a great opportunity to spotlight some of the great sewing talent and artisans here in western Mass. As far as I am concerned, the more exposure, the better!

In the interest of full disclosure, this freelance writing job is a "paid" position, but the salary is based on page views, advertiser interest, subscriptions, and the going rate is .01 per view (yes that is one cent). This is not something that I will make much money at, but I love sewing and also writing about it, so how cool is that?

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Hope to hear from you soon!


Posted at 9:03 am Feb 13, 2012 EST


Delayed reaction though it may be..I've got lots of sewing fabric to unload and would love to get it out there to some neighbors in the area!

I'm looking forward to my first visit to the examiner should be seeing my penny show up soon!

Posted at 8:11 am Mar 31, 2012 EDT

Not sure if you're still looking for shops but I would be interested! Thanks!

Hope your writing is going well!

Posted at 7:55 pm Apr 19, 2012 EDT

Hi Wendy! Not sure if you are still looking for people for your writing but I would be interested! :)


Posted at 8:59 pm Jun 22, 2012 EDT

Hi Wendy! I've made a living as a tailor by trade. I don't have my business any more, but still sew, as I have hundreds of yards of alpaca fabric which I make coats, wraps and other things. These things are posted on my personal website, and I haven't had a chance to post them onto my Etsy shop yet. I have gorgeous, fully lined women's coats, vests, dog coats, and more. If you're interested in my garments & items, feel free to get in touch. I'd welcome the opportunity.

Posted at 9:05 pm Jul 18, 2012 EDT

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