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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jeanelle Dech. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jeanelle Dech, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jeanelle Dech. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jeanelle Dech, often where they are interviewed.

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198 - Jeanelle Dech, Susan Woodcock and Ceil DiGuglielmo Check In - How Are We Doing?

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;   The Workroom ChannelScarlet Thread ConsultingThe WCAAHelser Brothers, IncThe Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource LibraryMerril Y Landis, LTD

How are you doing? No, really, how are you doing?  Are you adapting?  Susan Woodcock, Jeanelle Dech and I have a conversation about our current circumstances.  

Links and Resources;

Mask America Facebook Page

Gretchen Rubin's Coping With Covid 19 Suggestions

Miracle Morning

Team Tutor, LLC Facebook page for helpful hints


Jeanelle referred to the PA Manufacturer's Association but it was actually the Manufacturers Alliance of Philadelphia

Mar 29 2020 · 1hr 15mins
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OPPORTUNITY THINKING SERIES - The Printed Table Canvas story With Jeanelle Dech and Anita Boetsma

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On a sofa in the basement apartment of Cheryl Strickland’s home, and a few days later on a flight to Tampa, FL, for the 2005 International Window Coverings Expo, Jeanelle and Anita Boetsma chatted about their work in the custom home furnishings industry.  Anita shared her idea of having a printed work table grid to replace the difficult process of hand-marking table canvas with indelible markers.

"Can your company print on canvas that is 72" wide? Can that print be as simple as a numbered grid?"

…and the PRINTED TABLE CANVAS was born!

The PRINTED TABLE CANVAS has been an essential tool for professional drapery workrooms ever since. Listen to this podcast to hear more about the development of the Printed Table Canvas and the challenges along the way.

Grid Installation video:

Several sizes and styles of the Printed Table Canvas can be purchased thru The Workroom Marketplace

Denton Drapes (Metric)

Anita Boetsma has been in the window treatment and design industry for over 25 years. She has been a workroom owner, designer, and instructor. She has worked in hardware sales and customer service for many years. Anita is currently a Regional Sales Manager for Forest Drapery Hardware. 

 Jeanelle Dech is president and co-founder of Adaptive Textiles, an innovative textile printing company in West Chester, PA. She is a friendly and engaging speaker, known for her entrepreneurial spirit, love of natural linen fabric, Fit-Like-a-Glove slipcovers, and workroom profitability training. In 2015, she acquired the M’Fay Pattern collection and launched The Workroom Marketplace and The Workroom Channel, which hosts a series of online training programs for sewing professionals.  She is the creative energy behind The Workroom Channel’s METHOD SHARE, REAL WORKROOMS, and FLY ON THE WALL series.

Resources and Links;

Custom Workroom Conference

The OPPORTUNITY THINKING Episodes of the Sew Much More Podcast are sponsored by The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library.

The Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library hosts the industry's largest curated collection of educational resources for Custom Home Décor professionals. Membership to the library gives you access to a wealth of downloadable reference materials, videos, live events, and a community of support to help you develop your design, sales, and fabrication skills, and to grow or start a business.

Jul 21 2019 · 52mins

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113 - Opportunity Thinking Series - Jeanelle Dech and Ceil Talk About Feedback, Failure, Bankruptcy and Girl Scout Cookies!

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This series is sponsored by

The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library

In this episode of the Opportunity Thinking Series, Jeanelle Dech and I talk about feedback, comparison, failure, Girl Scout cookies and bankruptcy.  I think we have covered some interesting subjects, but today's is up there in my top 5!!!!

The feedback has to do with  Episode 102 when I spoke with Christina Price and Jennifer Assetto. 

The rest, well you will just have to listen!!! 

The Endgame Webinar is on the WCAA Website for members it was recorded in September 2016.  If you are not a WCAA member, you can purchase this webinar by contacting Renee@wcaa.org.

Jeanelle mentioned The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama

Aug 26 2018 · 1hr 43mins
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106 - Episode 7 of the Opportunity Thinking Series with Jeanelle Dech and Yazmin Guzman

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This Podcast is sponsored by The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library.

In past Opportunity Thinking episodes of the podcast, we have spoken about employees, growing and expanding our businesses.  Jeanelle Dech tells the story of how she made decisions about who to hire and how she met and hired Yazmin Guzman.  Yazmine tells her side of the story as well as the incredible journey that brought her to Adaptive Textiles. 




Jul 22 2018 · 1hr 19mins
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79 - Jeanelle Dech - Episode 1 in the Opportunity Thinking Series

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This episode of the Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by; 

The Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library


Jeanelle Dech talks about the launch of the Curtains & Soft Resource Library and introduces RISK as uncertainty, with both a negative and positive potential outcome.

Jeanelle Dech is President and Co-Founder of Adaptive Textiles, an innovative textile printing company in West Chester, PA. She is a friendly and engaging speaker, known for her Fit-Like-a-Glove slipcovers, SPEED sewing method, and workroom profitability training. She is the creative inspiration behind The Workroom Channel's METHOD SHARE and REAL WORKROOM series and the new Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library which hosts the industry's largest collection of educational resources for Home Decor Professionals.

Here is a link to "The Growth Mindset" by Carol Dweck.

Here is a link to a Youtube regarding Risk.

 In this PM Channel interview, David Hillson (The Risk Doctor) discusses with Dr. Andrew Delo what is meant by positive risk, and explains how an integrated risk process can address both threats and opportunities.

Jan 21 2018 · 1hr 14mins
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#24 Marylan Borchardt and Jeanelle Dech - A legacy continues!

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For many of us, our first M'Fay Pattern was our introduction to professional drapery making.  It's amazing that such an extensive collection of instructional manuals and patterns all started because of one woman's thought that someone ought to be making them!  

In this podcast, Marylan Borchardt and family talk about her initial interest in sewing, the early days working within her sister's business, the development of her first pattern (The Empire) and the growth of the M'Fay Pattern Company.  They are joined by Jeanelle Dech of Adaptive Textiles who recently acquired the patterns, and shares with us her vision of the future.

I hope all of  you have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukah and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!  I look forward to hosting more podcasts in 2017!

The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by

Scarlet Thread Consulting


The Workroom Channel

Dec 26 2016 · 42mins
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Podcast Episode #9 Jeanelle Dech

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The always fascinating, Jeanelle Dech, President and Co-Owner of Adaptive Textiles  and The Workroom Channel is my guest today and we talk about the very first thing she made and sold.  You aren't going to believe it when she tells us how old she was!  There were some surprises and some ah ha moments in my chat with Jeanelle today!  As always, if you have any suggestions for guests or questions  you would like to hear future guests answer, please send me an email to ceildi@ceildi.com.

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Sep 19 2016 · 1hr 20mins