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Open Sew Session with PFAFF

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You know what movie I want to see? Collateral Beauty. It’s about a successful New York advertising executive who suffers a great tragedy, and when he retreats from life, his friends try to reconnect with him. He looks for answers by writing letters to Love, Time and Death and begins to understand how these three interlock and how important connecting is in a life well lived.

This past Saturday, I hosted an open sew session. Twenty like-minded women packed into Madalynne Studios to enjoy a few hours of hot chocolate, sweet treats, goodie bags, sewing, lots of laughs and much more. Unlike my bra workshops, which are much more intense, it was community event with the goal of connecting local sewists and bringing them together to mix, mingle and of course, sew!

I left the corporate world in August to live the life that I wanted to live, and to be ‘successful’ defined by my own terms. More than ever, I now question why I do what I do. Why do I get up in the morning? Is it to answer 200 emails in a cubicle? Thankfully, not anymore. In my new life, I’m all about connecting with others, helping others connect and living a well-lived life. This Saturday was a reminder that I’m finally living the life I want and I’m making it work.

A huge thank you to PFAFF for sponsoring the event, providing the amazing goodie bags, and offering to give away a Passport 2.0. Congrats to Vivi for being the lucky winner. Merry merry Christmas pretty lady!

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    Vivi Basile

    Maddie, it was my second time at your amazing sewing studio and, pleaseeeee, let me always come back! I love this microcosmo that you created in this industrial building at Philadelphia. It is a pleasure to be at “Madalynne’s Nation”.

    I really apreciate this BIG energy that you put on everything that you do. And really wish that you conquer the best on fashion world.

    You shine! And i think it’s still just the beginning of a very beautiful and successful history.

    With love,
    Vivi Basile

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      maddie

      Thank you Vivi! You’re an inspiration and it was delightful to have you at the Open Sew Session.

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    Lisa Westfall

    hello Maddie I have just found you as I have been searching for online help with my new sewing adventures. LOVE your tutorials. How could I find out about great events like this? I am in southeastern PA and need more than quiliting clinics! 🙂

    • Reply

      maddie

      I am so glad you found me website? Do you have a local sewing center/store? I would suggest reaching out to them for events.

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