My "passion" for quilts began over 30 years ago. My Grandmother, Katie, gave me the pieces of
a Double Wedding Ring quilt that she started in the ‘30’s and knowing that I enjoyed sewing, she
suggested I might like to “finish it”. Little did she know, that would inspire my love for both
antique and scrap quilts! As my passion for quilting began, according to my husband so did his
30 year nightmare of sharing our house with my fabric and quilts!!!!
I began working in a local quilt shop in Portland, Oregon in the late ‘90’s and soon began sharing
my love for quilting through teaching beginning and intermediate classes. Teaching from some of
my original designs, I was encouraged by students to write patterns for my quilts.
In 2002, I began selling my patterns through shops in Oregon. I relocated to Mesa, Arizona in 2006
and decided to offer my patterns nationally. In 2007, I displayed my quilts and patterns at
International Quilt Market for the first time and continue to attend once a year. I am accompanied by
my husband who does the driving and heavy lifting while I search for new quilt shops to visit to and
ABOUT MY PATTERNS
My designs are traditional, using both traditional blocks and fabrics. Mainly, I like to use Reproductions
or fabrics that have a “prairie” feel to them. I find using triangles, flying geese and stars allow the
graphic design to “pop”.
Pam’s PIECE BY PIECE offers patterns for quilts and small projects that appeal to quilters of all levels.
My patterns are written as a teacher explaining to students each individual step. Even if you are
a new quilter with basic beginning skills, I encourage you to give my patterns a try!!