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January 7, 2019 • Ana Olvera
Industry Spotlight: Mosaic Makers Collective

Quick Q&A — Katy Sensenig Schilthuis

Co-Founder, Mosaic Makers Collective; Boss Lady, Fresh Out of Ink | Dallas, TX

Schilthuis reached out to the female maker community around Dallas to form the Mosaic Makers Collective in spring of 2018. The shop now features 16 women-owned businesses in-store and online.

Q. There are some things that are timeless — a little black dress or the perfect martini come to mind. What epitomizes “timeless” for you when it comes to stationery?

A: A classic, genuine thank you card. Across time and generations of note- writers, there’s nothing better!

Q. Who are your three top-selling makers?

A. This varies month-to-month, based on the season and shopping trends. Last month it was Onderkast Studio, Lucky Franklin and Mod + Jo.

Q. What have you learned about running a stationery and gift business that’s surprised you?

A. The ratio of time spent on business to-do’s versus creative design! As a maker, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks. You have to be intentional about setting time aside to sketch, brainstorm and create.

Q. What is the best buy under $50?

A. Our Dallas Map Art Print by Onderkast Studio, $15.

Q. What’s your best splurge?

A. Hand-embroidered Crosshatch Bamboo Wall Art by Noshii. $180.

Learn more about Mosaic Makers Collective››




75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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