The Polka Dot Chair was founded in 2008 and is run by Melissa Mortenson, of Louisville, Kentucky. The Polka Dot Chair is a place for Creative Moms and Families to come to find simple and inspiring DIY projects for their home, sewing projects, Holiday crafts, and family recipes. Its mission is to make its readers WANT to create.
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Who are our Readers?
Our readers are mostly women who love to create. Yes, they love to sew, craft and quilt but they also love to travel, decorate their home and spend time with their loved ones.
Our readers are Makers. Quilters, Sewists, Crafters & DIY’ers.
They are active, intelligent and informed consumers, and we would love to share your message with them.
Brands We Work With
We understand the power of social media and knows how to get your business or service in front of individuals with similar interests.
We’ve been privileged to work with some amazing companies including:
- Coca Cola
- BEHR Paint
- Riley Blake Fabrics
- American Crafts
- Universal Studios, Florida
- and many more…
If you’re interested in working with this site, send us an email at polkadotchairblog [at] gmail [dot] com. To find out more about Melissa check out the ABOUT page.
Please Note: This site does not participate in link exchanges or accept contributor articles. All sponsored relationships are clearly disclosed in accordance with FCC guidelines.
Press Mentions & Features
The projects from this site have been featured in numerous print and online magazines including:
- The Today Show
- Huff Post Home
- Good Housekeeping
- Elle Magazine
- BuzzFeed Life
- Love, Patchwork & Quilting
- Better Homes & Gardens
- All People Quilt
Kentucky Derby Decorating Ideas Segment on WDRB Louisville. (link to video)
Summer Journals Segment WDRB (link to video)
Mother’s Day Mason Jar Gift Ideas WDRB (link to video)
Lunch Hour Patchwork – February 2018 Published by Martingale.
Book published by Stash Books, featuring Moda Bake Shop Chefs.
Sweet Celebrations with Moda Bakeshop Chefs: 35 Projects to Sew from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters, Charm Squares & More. Apron Project featured on the cover.
Published in 2010, by Stash Books
Fresh Fabric Treats: 16 Yummy Projects to Sew from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes & More — With Your Favorite Moda Bake Shop Designers
Messenger Bag & Laptop Case Projects
Better Homes & Gardens Winter 2020 Quilts & More Magazine Project. Used with permission from Quilts & More™ magazine. ©2020 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.
Better Homes and Gardens Make it Yourself Magazine– Fall 2013
Cinch Gift Bag project featured on the cover
August 2013 Issue of Australian Homespun Magazine, Reading Pillow Project
Summer 2012 Issue of Where Women Create
listed as one of “25 inspirational sewing blogs”
Fall 2014 issue of Artful Blogging- Example of a Beautiful Blog Layout
December 2014 Redbook Magazine. – Craft Project Feature
March 2015 Homespun Magazine Feature
for a full listing of online features visit my Featured On page.