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Chat with Tina Katwal - from hobby to business and design studio to an International event - Part 2

Updated: Sep 19, 2021

We continue our chat with Tina Katwal, who discovered quilting by chance and later went on set up a quilting related store and a design studio. And no, she didn’t stop with that, she went on to conduct the first ever India International Quilting Festival, in 2019, along with 2 of her friends.

This is Part 2 of a 2 part conversation with Tina. She talks about the challenges they faced and how they overcame them and what was that secret that that made it possible. You will also get to hear about the Quilting Festival itself plus lot of tips from this inspiring person..And scroll down below for the links to see the quilts from the festival..

Listen to Part 1 here in case you missed it..

Listen on ..

What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting. Second, We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.

And in the process, my aim is to help you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

What's in this episode:

Tina talks about Quilting being a community activity and how they felt there is a need to make India visible in the international scene. What does planning for such a huge event entail ? She says they never expected it to be so big!! And she goes on to define what big is, in this context…

She then talks about having virtual event as Plan B, for the festival in 2021 and how they were better prepared because of the Plan B.

She then goes on to explain about the importance of planning, not just Plan A but plan B as well. She also talks about knowing the rules so that you are well equipped to break the rules to unleash your creativity.

She shares some of her secrets on being calm and on having fun and what procrastination, patience and discipline means, in the context of quilting. She has a very different take on how to keep herself motivated on a bad day.

She signs off with a beautiful message for all women, especially for young listeners.

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To know more about Tina's Studio, Store and the online community


To see the quilts at the India International Quilting Festival -

IIQF2021 gallery. Can use filter and see category wise

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