ABOUT SAM

ABOUT SAM

Here’s a little info about me! I’m Sam Hunter, a fiber artist and quilt pattern designer. I started sewing when I was 7 and haven’t really stopped since. I spent a lot of time in my teens sewing with my nana on her trusty Singer treadle machine, and embroidering while she knitted. I started quilting in my 20’s, and teaching quilting shortly thereafter.

I’m British by birth, and now live in Portland, Oregon, USA. I hold both passports, and can be heard mixing my accents at times. My sense of humor developed through watching Monty Python films and old Doctor Who episodes, so consider yourself warned!

My sense of humor often shows up in wordplay, and I love creating things that use words and text as part of the design.

I hold an MFA in Fiber Arts, and blend this classic training with my sense of play in all that I do. I believe that everyone has innate artistic talent, and I love helping people find theirs. I’m a relaxed, encouraging, and generous teacher, and I love to share the joy of making beautiful things.

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My favorite color is ORANGE!
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As a pattern designer, I often design for our newest sewists, and our up-and-comers. I like to design patterns that can be made with beginners’ skills, but that are more interesting than the usual big block patterns that are offered to our newbies.

I believe that the arts and crafts have value in our lives. To quote one of my favorite professors, the creative people are the ones who make this world beautiful enough to live in. I consider this a life-long pursuit!

I consider sewing to be a special skill that’s valuable and worthy of compensation. I don’t work for free, and I don’t believe anyone who sews should be asked to. Women’s sewing skills have been terribly undervalued and disrespected for generations, and I feel it’s definitely time for that to change. I’ve written extensively on this topic under the heading of We Are $ew Worth It.

As a pattern designer, I often design for our newest sewists, and our up-and-comers. I like to design patterns that can be made with beginners’ skills, but that are more interesting than the usual big block patterns that are offered to our newbies.

I believe that the arts and crafts have value in our lives. To quote one of my favorite professors, the creative people are the ones who make this world beautiful enough to live in. I consider this a life-long pursuit!

I consider sewing to be a special skill that’s valuable and worthy of compensation. I don’t work for free, and I don’t believe anyone who sews should be asked to. Women’s sewing skills have been terribly undervalued and disrespected for generations, and I feel it’s definitely time for that to change. I’ve written extensively on this topic under the heading of We Are $ew Worth It.

About Sam

I’m also a champion for my industry colleagues to get paid a fair and livable wage. I teach business classes and mentor within my industry because I believe that we all rise together.

For a deeper read of my philosophy for pattern design and teaching, go here, and to see me in action, go here.

I’m also a champion for my industry colleagues to get paid a fair and livable wage. I teach business classes and mentor within my industry because I believe that we all rise together.

For a deeper read of my philosophy for pattern design and teaching, go here.