Today’s interview is with Cathy Thayer and Jacob Whalen of Fabric Bash in Omaha, Nebraska. Cathy and Jacob talk about how their business almost ended before it started due to the government shut down in 2019. Cathy is Jacob’s Mother in law so I asked them about what it’s like running a business with family. If you are looking to run a business with a family member they have some good advice on how to make it work. You can tell they have a great relationship, it comes through in the episode. It was a great conversation I think you will really enjoy!

Today’s Guests

Cathy Thayer

Married 33 years to Doug, retired AF, mother of 8, Grandmother of 3, sewing over 32 years. Purchased Fabric Bash in January 2019

Jacob Whalen

Married 3 years to Cathy’s 3rd daughter Anna, 1 kiddo, Graduate of SCC Lincoln, certified Janome and APQS sewing machine repair, Co-owner Fabric Bash January 2019.


11019 I Street Omaha, NE 68137
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