About US

For more than twenty years The Quilted Bear stores have been the number one destination for unique handmade gifts, décor and accessories. Judy Dunford, founder, began in the early 1980’s as an individual crafter, then became successful as a temporary boutique sponsor and finally opened her first permanent store in Midvale, Utah in 1992. Other locations followed in 1994 with the opening of a store in the Newgate Mall in Ogden and in 1998 with a store in Provo.

The Quilted Bear stores are the largest handmade gift, accessory and home decor stores in the country! Believing that the customers’ shopping experience should be relaxing, our overall store design and individual store decorators strive to maintain a shopping atmosphere that is calming and entertaining. This, combined with more than 500 artistic crafters with thousands of unique, handmade gift and decorating ideas along with popular gift items such as Willow Tree, Jim Shore and Salt City Candles creates a shopping experience that is always fun!

Now with the second generation, the mission of The Quilted Bear remains the same; to provide a low risk outlet for talented artisans to sell their products and earn an income and we are always looking for new products to add to our exceptional product mix. If you believe you have a great product and would like to sell your items in an exciting and profitable operation, let us help—you’ll be glad you did! Please complete the short application here. We can’t wait to hear from you!