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  • Missouri Star Quilt Co.

    Starting small and aiming high, the family-owned Missouri Star Quilt Company began in November 2008, selling a few quilting supplies and offering machine quilting services from its Hamilton, MO store. The decision was made to grow the business online with web-based tutorials for beginning and advanced quilters. It wasn't long before Missouri Star became the biggest quilting channel on YouTube and began offering pre-cut fabrics as its core product. These stylish bundles, cut in various shapes and sizes and in an array of coordinating prints from designer fabric lines, grew the business exponentially. In less than four years, Missouri Star has been able to offer the world's largest selection of pre-cut fabrics and is a natural choice for its own line of Sizzix dies.

  • Pete Hughes

    For over ten years, Pete has been inspiring UK and European crafters with his amazing ideas. After leaving school, Pete trained as an illustrator, specializing in cartoons and caricatures before taking up a position for an educational publishing company. Pete has worked for Ellison since 2005, where he enjoys producing projects for UK and European magazines, trade shows and demonstrations. Pete is also featured regularly on television demonstrating Sizzix products, most recently on QVC. Says Pete, "My inspiration comes mainly from our wonderful customers." Pete lives in the picturesque town of Llangollen in North Wales with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Pete helps out at his local karate club, plays and collects electric guitars and follows his beloved Liverpool Football Club.

  • Rosebud's Cottage

    Roseann Meehan Kermes not only designs and writes about quilting, but also owns Rosebud's Cottage, a Minnesota quilt shop known for its hand-dyed wool and unique kits. For over 20 years, working with wool has been her passion – everything from appliqué, rug hooking and stitching with wool thread! As a teenager, she competed in the Make It Yourself With Wool contest regularly and raised sheep for the 4-H Club. For five years, she had a club called the Muddy Sheep Wool Club of fellow wool-loving quilters. Now Roseann spins her wool message to the Sizzix community for personalized table coverings, purses, full-sized quilts and even piecing. Roseann is the proud mom of three young men whom she deeply treasures.

  • Scrappy Cat

    Scrappy Cat is an internationally recognized brand in the scrapbooking and paper crafting industry. Founded in 2003 by Kim Roberto, the company debuted its products in February of 2004 at the HIA Show (now called CHA) in Dallas, Texas, and was immediately recognized by Creating Keepsakes Magazine with a 2004 New Product(s) Editor's Choice Award. Known for its highly innovative stamp designs, stylish patterns and coordinating products, Scrappy Cat products are distributed by Darice, Inc., a proven leader in the craft market worldwide. Scrappy Cat is also a licensed designer and brand that collaborates with Sizzix (Ellison) on a wide variety of artistic die designs for the Sizzix lineup of die-cutting machines.

  • Sew Sweetness

    Sara Lawson is the designer behind the sewing pattern company, Sew Sweetness. Her passion is making bags, garments and quilts. She started her blog in September 2010 while learning how to sew as an adult. (She learned the basics in 3rd grade during weekly sewing lessons from her mom.) She began designing free bag patterns for Pellon in December 2011, and since then, has written two books, Big-City Bags and Windy City Bags. She has worked for Aurifil, Art Gallery Fabrics and Craftsy, and her patterns have appeared in many publications. In addition to sewing, Sara loves horses, reading, music and Australian Shepherds. She lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Stephanie Ackerman

    Whether it's paper, fabric, dough or paint, Stephanie Ackerman is a mixed media artist and teacher who's a lot like you, combining a busy mom lifestyle with her many creative passions. Stephanie draws upon her vast experiences in stamp carving, stitching, art journaling, making tags and working with canvas and wood to inspire this uniquely upbeat collection just for you!

  • Stephanie Barnard

    If it's possible to live, breathe, eat and sleep scrapbooking and stamping, Stephanie Barnard is giving it her best shot. Besides serving as the Sizzix spokesperson, she also offers the company's research and development team invaluable insights into new products from the crafter's perspective. She is also a licensed designer and the inspiration behind her own line of creative products for Sizzix. Stephanie is the owner and designer of a clear stamp company, The Stamps of Life. Their stamps are proudly manufactured in the USA. In addition, she is a highly sought-after teacher and demonstrator and has appeared on numerous television shows with her work included in many books, magazines and websites.

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