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Show #100 – Michael Steiner from Michael Miller Fabrics

September 17th, 2008

Dear friends, welcome to show #100 of Boutique Cafe!! (The Crowd Cheers!!) This show marks a tremendous amount of work, planning recording, editing, networking, and love for us, and it just keeps getting better! We love bringing your cup of couture and so much more.

Boutique Cafe is celebrating our 3rd Birthday this month as well, so to see how far we have come in these past few years is thrilling. Thank you all so much for supporting our show and website! We love You!

Our 100th episode features special guest – Michael Steiner of Michael Miller Fabrics. We are most honored to have him on our show to share some of his experiences in the fabric industry with us. Mr. Steiner shares the story of how it all began, and how he and Kathy Miller were able to secure their first small business loan to grow their dream. Daria also presents a few listener questions to Michael and received some exciting, funny and informative answers.

***GIVEAWAY – In honor of our 3rd Birthday, several companies have donated amazing prizes for some INCREDIBLE PRIZE PACKS! Two lucky listeners will receive identical prize packs valued at over $300 each! Please leave a comment about our 100th show, with a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from all the comments and contact our two winners via email. Deadline: September 30, 2008 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Both Prize Packs Include:
-Apron and matching crochet cupcake from Mellissa of Wonder Mommy$25 Gift Certificate to your choice of Fabric Hound or Sweet Girl Boutique from Myrinda. – Winner’s choice of tee (excludes the twin sets) from Emily of georgie tees3 pack greeting cards & 3 pack of coordinating bookmarks $15.00 value from Patty of ModGreetings$40 Gift Certificate from Amy of Tote and TeePackage of eBook patterns valued at $40 from Kim of You Can Make This$25 Gift Certificate to RibbonRockStar – 1 gorgeous piece of artwork valued at $125.00 from Artisit Samantha Shirley of Two Little Witches1GB iPod Shuffle from Daria of Boutique Cafe. (holds approx. 240 songs and our podcast of course!) $50

***UPDATE! Winners Announced – Congratulations to Nadia and Trisha momdot.com who have both won an Outstanding prize pack from Boutique Cafe and our contributors!! Thank you to everyone for participating, we were thrilled with the comments. Keep Boutique Cafe on your radar for many more ways to win great stuff and of course be inspired!

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243 comments on “Show #100 – Michael Steiner from Michael Miller Fabrics

  1. Diana Corlett on said:

    Congratulations! An impressive achievement. I’m a newcomer here, so glad I found you. The interview was interesting and informative; it whetted my appetite for more. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.


  2. Loved the show!

  3. BIG OLD CONGRATS! love the show

  4. A Casson on said:

    Hello and Congratulations on your 100th. Show! Informative and interesting and thanks!

  5. Congrats on your 100th show! Thanks for the great contest!

  6. Elizabeth M. on said:

    Congrats on 100 shows! I loved this one because it’s especially wonderful to hear of these success stories and Michael Miller’s fabrics are soooo beautiful!

  7. David Bertolo on said:

    Congratulations on making it to your 100th episode

  8. Marilyn Higgins on said:

    Congratulations on your 100th show, I buy and use Michael Miller’s fabric, I love them..

  9. LaDawne Brown on said:

    Congratulations on the 100th show! I love the podcast…

  10. Congrats, Daria, on your 100th show and 3rd birthday! Wishing you many more successful years!

  11. Janine Brotzman on said:

    Whoohoo!! Congrats on your 100th show!! What a huge milestone!

  12. What an interesting company. Their fabrics are very nice.
    You have a nice program.


  13. Erma Hurtt on said:

    Listening to Michael Steiner was so interesting and a great insight into the fabric industry. Thanks

  14. Congrats on the great show! I love the MM fabrics!

  15. Mina Nakamura on said:

    First of all, congratulations for the 100th anniversary!! I ´m a huge fan of MM fabrics and it was really interesting listening to him about the fabric industry, thank you Good luck for all of us I´m from Brazil, by the way, I´m not sure if I can participate in this contest… anyway, I wish luck to all!

  16. Samantha Pruitt on said:

    great show! it was very interesting, keep it up!

  17. Congratulations on your 100th show.
    You got a great guest for your anniversary, I love finding out how others got started and believe that it inspires us to follow our passions and live our dreams as much as possible.
    Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize pack. :D

  18. joanna smith on said:

    Congratulations on reaching this amazing milestone – 100 shows!! May you have 100 more fabulous ones to come. I absolutely love, love, love I love Michael Miller fabrics! I truly enjoyed the interview with Michael Miller and enjoyed learning about their inspirational story and a behind the scenes look into the fabric industry.

  19. Brenda Park on said:

    Congratulations on your 100th show! Michael Miller fabrics rock, I absolutely love them. Loved the interview, too.

  20. Congratulations on your 100th show!

  21. I loved the interview and the history behind the company. Been a big fan of Michael Miller fabrics for a while now.

  22. Jennifer G on said:

    Congrats! listen to your podcasts often!

  23. Rebecca C on said:

    Great site and episode.

  24. Molly Capel on said:

    Congrats on your 100th!

  25. Phyllis Adams on said:

    Congratulations on your 100th show!! Awesome guest and great interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Great show, loved to hear about the fabric!

  27. Sharon Wolfgang on said:

    Happy 100th! Wonderful line of events. Keep up the great work.

  28. missdenise72 on said:

    Congrats on your 100th show. I love Michael Miller’s fabrics. thanks!

  29. mannequin on said:

    Congrats! First of all , I’ll just say that I LOVE the little intro song; so fitting!
    I first experienced Michael Miller fabrics about a year ago and it has been Michael Miller all the way. I feel kind of silly now since I’ve told everyone all about “HIM” and “HE” is actually two people in one! Karen Miller and Michael Steiner. Quite a unique name and quite unique fabrics.
    Being a new seamstress, I had no idea how fabric is actually made; thanks for the lesson. I love giveaways yes, but I adore it when I learn something along the way.
    Thanks so much for the incredible giveaway.

  30. Jennifer on said:

    WOW!! I can’t believe it’s your 100th show!! WTG and CONGRATULATIONS!!

  31. Congrats on the 100th show! I loved this show, it was SO informative! I’m a huge MM fan, and this show was really educational! Especially learning that Michael Miller is really a merged name ;-) I always look forward to new Michael Miller fabrics coming out :-)


  32. Congratulations on your 100th show, Daria I loved it! I’m such a huge MM fan, and what a great way to celebrate this milestone :-)

  33. Congratulations on the 100th show! I love Michael Millers fabrics. They are very durable.

  34. Congratulations on your 100th Show. Good going.

  35. Nycole Klein on said:

    What a great show.

  36. Congrats on 100. Thanks for all of the great info and inspiration.

  37. Denise M on said:

    WOOT! 100 episodes is great! Congrats!

  38. Leah Juarez on said:

    HAPPY 100th!! – whoop whoop!! Cheers to many more! And what did I think of it?...it makes me want another 100, hehe :)

  39. Ilissa H. on said:

    Congrats on your 100th show. What a great accomplishment and what a wonderful way to celebrate. Thanks for the chance.

  40. Congratulations of your 100th Podcast! Keep up the good work!
    I would like to make a few comments regarding Disco Dot which Michael Steiner neglected to mention in his interview. Disco Dot is a licensed print, designed by Mark Hordyszynski, and licensed to Michael Miller Fabrics. It has been in the MMF line since 2002, Mark’s original three color combinations having spawned over a dozen variations since, and the pattern has sold close to 750,000 yards to date. Although Mark no longer contributes patterns to the line (he is now licensing to Blank Quilting – http://www.blankquilting.com), his designs are still being sold to retailers and manufacturers through MMF. His name can be found on the selvage of the prints he has designed.

  41. Amelia on said:

    Congratulations Daria!! You have such an amazing talent for podcasting, but I know it’s also because you are the heart and soul of boutique cafe and you are just an outpouring of love and friendship, who wouldn’t love this show? YOU ROCK MY WORLD!!


  42. ***UPDATE! Winners Announced – Congratulations to Nadia and Trisha (momdot.com) who have both won an Outstanding prize pack from Boutique Cafe and our contributors!! Thank you to everyone for participating, we were thrilled with the comments. Keep Boutique Cafe on your radar for many more ways to win great stuff and of course be inspired!

  43. I still can’t believe I have won this fantastic prize pack!! Thank you Daria and thank you to all the contributors!! Okay, I’m off to more jumping and screaming of joy with my 2 kiddos following me around the house! You guys have made our day! =)

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