My name is Karen Raum, the Founder of Artsi2. I love the creative process. My first quilt was an absolute disaster. It was painfully apparent that I needed something to help me make better fabric choices! The No Sew Quilt Boards were developed as a teaching tool on how to put fabric colors and patterns together that would be pleasing to the eye. It is easy to gently replace fabrics once the fabric is applied to the board. Friends and family started to ask for the No Sew Quilt Kits wanting projects to do with kids, grandchildren, and friends. That’s how it all got started. They are fun and easy crafts for kids, easy crafts for adults and great family crafts.
I always like to take a project along while traveling. I purchased a precut wool felt kit and really enjoyed it. Yearning for some different designs; I started to create my own Wool Felt Applique Kits. People asked if they could purchase my stitched items. I decided to create a Stitch Kit to share with other people. My friends that had never stitched before found the Wool Applique Kits fun, relaxing and rewarding. That’s when the Stitch Kits became part of Artsi2. Crazy Quilts, Landscapes and Ornaments were added to the mix.
Living in Colorado gives me a great deal of inspiration for designs. My Husband, Jim, and I go snow shoeing, skiing, hiking, biking, flower and vegetable gardening. So many beautiful sights to see.
We take a great deal of pride in creating our projects. Each kit is carefully packaged with an attention to detail. It is very important to us that everyone receives a quality project that can be enjoyed for years to come.
It has been and continues to be an incredible journey creating the projects, talking and meeting with so many people who enjoy Artsi2 No Sew Quilt Kits and the Wool Applique Kits.