What’s Your Problem? Patching Together a Quilting Empire

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Al Doan is the executive chairman of the Missouri Star Quilt company.

Al’s problem is this: How do you combine low tech and high tech to turn a niche hobby into a wildly successful company?

In 2008, Al and his siblings helped their mom open a quilt shop in Hamilton, Missouri. Now, the business has grown to over 100 million a year in revenue and Jenny Doan, Al’s mom, has become the YouTube quilting star.

The Host

Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein spent more than a decade as co-host of the Planet Money podcast. He's also the author of the book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing, which the New…