The first thing you need to know about me is that I love helping people have fun while they make more stuff. I figure life has enough stress in it, so I want to help make your precious creative time fun and easy!
I’m Sam Hunter, a fiber artist and quilt pattern designer, and I’m the Chief Everything Officer here at Hunter’s Design Studio. 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! I love creative and cheeky 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 want to help you find yours. As a teacher, I’m a relaxed, encouraging, and generous, and I love to share the joy of making beautiful things.