About Pam

head shotCollage          Hi! I’m Pam,  a professional quilter, self taught artist and music teacher now  back residing in my hometown: Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Happiness House

For several years I have been a professional quilter which has taught me a lot about color and design.  But the visual artist in me needed expression.  So I started this blog in January of 2013 to showcase my quilting AND now my paintings.  Watercolor is my medium.  I strive to make my work whimsical and happy.  There’s enough serious stuff in this world.  I want people to smile when they see my creations.  I also currently work full-time as an elementary school music teacher (my first passion).  Currently I’m struggling to find the time for all the things I love to do!

Do What You Love

Do What You Love original watercolor by Pam Schoessow

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Here are some of my very musical kids.  And yes, I have quilts & fabric all over my music room!

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Music Room

What ever music classroom needs! Original design by Pam Schoessow

6' x 6" watercolor on board with easel.  Find it in my Etsy shop.

6′ x 6″ watercolor on board.

4" x 4" watercolor on board  In my Etsy shop.

An original watercolor by Pam Schoessow

An original watercolor by Pam Schoessow

I have been a creative person all my life and have always liked making things.   My mother, a professional seamstress, got me interested in sewing at a very young age.

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My first machine I received on my 5th birthday.

I got my first real sewing machine(a Singer featherweight) when I was just 10 years old and I have been sewing ever since.IMG_0936.JPG

But when I acquired my APQS Long Arm machine, my quilting adventure really took off!

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I even watch quilt shows while I’m quilting!

I love to design my own patterns as well.  I made this wallhanging for the silent auction at my guild’s quilt show.  Watch for a tutorial on how to make this show up on my blog soon.

Original quilt by Pam Schoessow

Original quilt by Pam Schoessow

As an adult, I started quilting over 30 years ago. I have been a professional long-arm quilter       (I did quilt finishing for clients) for  8 years.   I “draw” a lot with my machine which is why I think it has been easy for me to transition to a painting.   My designs (at least right now) are highly influenced by quilting motifs.  You can see more of my free-hand quilting work at pamsquilting.com.   I’ve been married to David for almost 38 years. We have two grown sons and one daughter in law.  Family is very important to me.  So are the 700 students with whom I am fortunate enough to share my love of music.   I do enjoy nice comments, so feel free to contact me at pamsquilting@gmail.com

Here’s some of my quilting.  See more in my gallery at Pamsquilting.com

Dunkard's Path Quilt by Pam Schoessow

Pieced by Pam, Quilted by Pam.  All the fabric came from my stash.  Made this after taking a workshop taught by Pepper Cory on the Drunkard’s Path block.

Made another with the same pattern for my niece Nicole’s wedding.

I designed and made this quilt for my son, Scott when he married Robyn.IMG_0142

My niece April and husband Brandon are enjoying their wedding quilt.  April picked the colors and I designed this simple quilt then did some fun custom quilting.IMG_1272

Here are a couple more quilts I made for our guild’s quilt show.IMG_0120IMG_0129

So I decided that if I can quilt fancy designs, I can certainly draw them.  Here’s a quilterly doodle!

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Enjoy Today by Pam Schoessow

 

Thanks for looking!

33 thoughts on “About Pam

  1. These are beautiful Pam! You are so very talented! Hope all is going well for you! Lets talk on the phone again soon one of these days!
    Mo Brock

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  2. I wish the 30 days didn’t end. Maybe you could do a 365 day challenge!! Your paintings are all so happy. It is your personality! p.s. (Can’t wait to see my quilt.) -Shirley

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  3. Hi Pamela,
    Your blog looks great. I have made a couple of basic quilts…cot quilts when my kids were born. I have a stash of fabrics and good intentions so hopefully your blog will get me moving.

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    • So wonderful to hear from you! We all need to take a break once in a while. As you can see I have taken up painting a little to add some variety to things. I have plans to incorporate some of my designs into some applique quilt patterns. We’ll see how long it takes me to get THAT underway. Best Wishes!

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  4. I love your work, Pam! As I read your comment about wanting your work to make people smile, I smiled once again because you’ve accomplished that for sure. I have no talent when it comes to sewing/quilting, etc., so I am doubly impressed with what you are able to do with the fabric! I also love that you are a self-taught artist. Your work is whimsical and wonderful. Thanks for sharing it! I’m off to check out some more of your posts! Have a wonderful weekend!

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