For more than twenty years, The Quilted Bear has been one of the major destinations for unique handmade gifts and home décor accessories in Utah. Carlos and Judy Dunford, the founders, began this business in the early 1980s as individual crafters/artisans and later became successful temporary boutique sponsors. They finally opened their 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 1998 with a store in Provo.

Believing that the customers’ shopping experience should be fun, yet relaxing, our store decorators strive to maintain a shopping atmosphere that is calming while entertaining at the same time.

Now with the second generation owning and running the stores, the mission of The Quilted Bear remains the same; to provide customers with unique high-quality gift and home decor accessories -- as well as providing a low-risk outlet for talented artisans to sell their products and earn extra income.

The Quilted Bear Family

Carlos and Judy Dunford

Quilted Bear Founders



Draper Store Owner




Ogden Store Owner