At Kunin, we like to feature designers who support us and our products. This area identifies our “Featured Designers” and their relationship with Kunin Felt.
Debra Quartermain is a licensed designer and consultant in the Creative Industries. She has authored numerous books, hundreds of articles, designed fabric for major retailers and patterns for McCalls/Butterick. Television appearances and international presentations, Debra has been an active designer in the industry for twenty years. Her work has a signature stylish charm. She is the current chair of international AFCI Designer Section. Debra combines her creative life designing from her heritage home and 5 star B&B with her love of entertaining and decorating. “Making & Celebrating Heart, Home & Holidays” on her blog. http://www.debraquartermain.com/makingcelebratingblog
Artist Laura Bray lives and works in Washington state, just across the border from Portland. She lives with her husband, their daughter, and a guinea pig named Oreo. Laura believes everyone can live a life of creativity and intention. View her website at Laura Bray Designs.
Chad Boender is a teacher blogger and author of Male Kindergarten Teacher, a blog focused on curriculum-based projects and children’s crafts. He also shares content to bring you helpful hints on important things (ie: classroom organization, teacher hacks, strategic planning, etc.). Chad is a member of a very elite group of male kindergarten teachers. Yes, that’s right, he teaches kindergarten. Learn more about Chad here.
Laura Kelly lives in a world as whimsical as her art, which celebrates the joy and happiness found in everyday life. Laura began as a 3rd grade teacher, finding artistic inspiration in her students’ vivid imaginations. The birth of her son led to a promising new career as a stationery designer. She continues to create, grow and thrive. Visit Laura’s shop here.
Beth Watson: Designing and crafting since childhood, my creativity blossomed at age 12 with the gift of my first painting set. In high school and college I started a speciality painted clothing business that thrived. While making a living in the Marketing industry, I dove into the professional design world again via craft shows and consignment galleries. I enjoy designing original projects with paint, wire, canvas, wood, beads, paper and bringing a unique twist to my designs by incorporating traditional materials in unconventional ways. Find out more about Beth.
Katie Berry is a freelance graphic designer with a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. When she is not working on a graphic design project, she can be found crafting, sewing, reading, volunteering or spending quality time with her family! Katie got her love for crafting and creativity from her maternal grandmother who was always crafting, sewing, knitting or crocheting! Katie’s style is bright and whimsical! Check out her blog at http://www.asweetberrysblog.com/
She is room mom for both of her children’s classes and loves to spend time doing crafts with them. Her kids have been doing crafts since they were old enough to sit at the table! There is usually always a craft project happening at her house. If it’s not in her kitchen at the table, it’s in her craft room or even outside!
Rina Gonzales is the owner of Mothership Scrapbook Gal by Rina Gonzales, a craft business based in Riverside, California, with a mission to help people craft their special and everyday moments through craft events, DIY card kits and custom orders. Rina is best known for her “Crafty Happy Hour” event where crafters of all levels and ages, come together and create greeting cards, no experience is required and all supplies are provided. Rina is a contributing blogger for CraftyChica.com. Rina has worked with many creative industry brands including Sizzix, OttLite, Kunin Felt , Expo International, Eileen Hull Designs, Laura Kelly Designs and Westcott Brand. http://mothershipscrapbookgal.com/
Erin Reed‘s love of crafting began in childhood and now she is a mother of four herself with kids who love to craft along side of her. You can even see the kids make fun special appearances in her crafty videos on Erin’s You Tube channel. She now creates and develops products and samples for various manufacturers in the Creative Industries as a professional Designer member of AFCI. Erin is a lifestyle crafter who loves all kinds of paper crafting, home decor projects, handmade gifts and altered items. Her passion is to educate and inspire everyone to enjoy and have fun with crafts! Kunin Felt YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8oBgVlc4hOsoWMb2Xiayg)
Julie McGuffee is a crafter, an award winning designer, consultant and product developer and has been professionally involved in the Arts & Crafts industry for over 20 years. She has authored over 50 “How To” craft books as well as feature columns in national and international magazines. For 15 years she was a host on Scrapbook Memories (now Scrapbook Soup), a TV show which airs on Public Television stations nationwide. Julie is member of several Design Teams, heads up the Designer Crafts Connection and other Teams for manufacturers in the industry. She is also a Designer section member of AFCI. Visit her blog at: Life in the Craft Lane.