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Carolanne Donovan, quilter of Sweet Carolanne

Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Date May 2018


Carolanne is a new quilter but a long-time sewist.  She also is an expert on digital marketing.  This is part 1 of the conversation.  She's agreed to come back and get us a lesson on social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, especially for those budding quilt entrpreneurs just starting out.

Here is her bio:

My name is Carolanne and I'm a digital marketer by day and a sewer by night! I have an MA in Integrated Marketing Communications and have been working in social media field for about 8 years.  I've known how to sew a straight line since I was about 10, but sometime between college and grad school I got sick of buying ready-to-wear clothes that didn’t always fit well and decided to try my hand at sewing clothes. In addition to now having a mostly me-made wardrobe, sewing is a really great way for me to "get away from it all." Although I love garment making, I decided to give quilting a try about three years ago and I joined (and an now the President of) an amazing local guild (NHMQG).  I love bright colors, paper piecing and any fabric designed by Anna Maria Horner or Carolyn Friedlander!


Here are a few of the things I mentioned when we talked incase you want to link to them:

The Elisalex dress pattern, the pattern I've made 8-10 of:

Cashmerette patterns, who I've done pattern testing for:

The picture that Free Spirit shared of Anna Maria Horner's Quilt Market booth where you can see 3 of the 5 garments I made:





President of local guild, New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild

Make Garmets



Digital Marketer by day

Ana Maria Horner fabrics




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