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  • 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.

  • Sophie Guilar

    Sophie started working for Ellison in February 2015. Since then, she has developed her style and skills within the company, and has enjoyed seeing her initial sketches and designs become products. She studied Art and Design at Central Saint Martins and earned a degree in Textiles Design from Manchester University. She has always been strongly inspired by current trends, illustrations, surface patterns, natural elements and travel. When not at work, she continues her love of design by producing hand-printed textiles and papers, while finding time to draw and experiment in her sketchbook.

  • 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.

  • Stu Kilgour

    Stu has been in the commercial art business for 10 years, doing everything from T-shirt and storyboard design to web design and corporate identity. Stu has been with Ellison for over 10 years and has become a utility man who can do any style for any medium, often processing other artist's work and teaming with R & D on product development when not crafting his own designs for Ellison. On a personal note, Stu works from his home in Tennessee where he spends time with his wife Lisa and their five kids. Stu loves rain, rock & roll and video games. He is currently taking correspondence courses toward a degree in Communications/Game Art.

  • Tim Holtz

    Tim Holtz is a signature product designer for various companies in the craft industry including Sizzix®, Ranger Industries®, Advantus®/idea-ology®, Stampers Anonymous, Tonic Studios® and Westminster Fibers. Tim plays an integral part in the development and design of cutting-edge crafting products bringing his unique vintage style. As a well-known designer, Tim travels across the country and internationally to educate and introduce people to his world of techniques and philosophy to simply enjoy the journey...

  • Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts

    Whether it's painting, sculpting or photography, Victoria has always been creating. But it was through her grandmother, Elda Wolfe, a "crazy quilter" whose patterns were ahead of their time, that she found the inspiration to take up quilting. Victoria's series of Double Wedding Ring quilts are based on happy childhood memories with her grandparents. Victoria is also a teacher, lecturer, fabric and thread designer, blogger and author of the popular quilting books, 15 Minutes of Play,Double Wedding Rings - Traditions Made Modern and Modern Quilt Magic: 5 Parlor Tricks to Expand Your Piecing Skills. Victoria finds that making and giving quilts in her community quilt program, along with her loving family, to be her greatest joys in life.

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