Sam Hunter HS1Hi there! I’m Sam Hunter, the Head Thaumaturgist and Gal behind the green curtain here at Hunter’s Design Studio. I’m a fabric girl with an MFA in Fibers – I started sewing when I was 7 and haven’t really stopped since. I started quilting back in 1989 and teaching shortly thereafter. Quilting is my favorite place to play when I’m not making serious art. I consider my sewing machine to be the Ultimate Power Tool, and try to use it every day.

I’ve made plenty of quilts over the years, many from other people’s patterns but also a bunch that I’ve designed myself. I’ve recently decided to commit my newest designs to paper and PDFs so that I can share the fun.

I aim to design things that are pleasantly complex to look at, but are pleasantly simple to make – essentially so much easier than they look. Most of my patterns can be made with confident beginner skills, and I tell you exactly which skills you need on the back of each one. I like to design things that our newbies and up-and-comers can make confidently, yet look more sophisticated than the usual big block simplicity that most beginner quilts offer. I also design a few more complicated things for our experienced sewists to try.

For a deeper read of my Mission Statement, go here.

Just so you know (and like you couldn’t tell) my favorite color is ORANGE. I tend to make a lot of things in orange, but trust me when I tell you that if you make my patterns in your favorite colors they will work pretty well too.

Thanks for stopping by!

PS: Questions? Non-public comments? Words of wisdom? Goofy thoughts?

Send them to me at sewsamsew (at) gmail (dot) com