Hello quilters, my name is Pam Shartzer and I'm a 25+ year quilter that, as many of you, have an obsession for Quilting. I started sewing at 9 years of age and have done lots of different things sewing related. I am from the Louisville area but have lived in Southern Indiana most of my life. For almost four years, I owned and managed my own quilt shop, Patch as Patch Can, and taught numerous classes at the shop. I loved every minute of having the shop, even the long hours.
I have been quilting for over 20 years and have done a lot of different things connected with quilting. While I had my quilt shop, I purchased a Gammill long arm quilting machine and the madness has continued ever since. I also quilt for a few of local Interior Designers making a lot of their bed ensembles.
At different times during the last 20 years, I've taught at different skill levels and have enjoyed the teacher's roll. I've taught a huge variety of classes such as pattern specific classes as well as numerous technique classes. For the last two years, I've participated in the “Schoolhouse” at Shipshewana, Indiana Quilt Fest held in June and will be teaching again this year. I will also be teaching classes at the Quilting Bee in Georgetown, Indiana.
Some of the skill level classes I've taught are Beginners, Advanced Beginners, Intermediate Quilting and Piecing, Machine Applique, Long Arm Basics and Long Arm Intermediate. Some of the technique classes I've taught are Precision Piecing, Unique and Unusual Borders and Bindings, Bargello Quilts as well as a number of personal and kitchen quilted items. While I sometimes like to depend on a printed pattern for a beautiful quilt, I love designing out a quilt which might include the complete quilt, borders, blocks and all.
Outside of quilting, I have a full time job but most of all I enjoy working with Basset Hound Rescue. I've been involved with Basset rescue for over five years. I have two Basset Hounds at home and they are my “Four-legged daughters”. Sad to say I can't get either of them interested in quilting but I guess I make up for their lack of interest. When I'm in my sewing room, they are usually with me snoozing. And yes, they both have quilts and have been known to utilize those quilts for long hours. But that's OK, I know by their snoring, they enjoy them.