Meeting Location:

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette, IL 60091


Pam Buda

Secrets of Professional Quilters Revealed

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Pamís love for early American history inspired her to create the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club, which features anecdotal stories of American life in the 1800s and small, affordable traditional-style quilts that educate quilters about "make-and do." She started her company, Heartspun Quilts, in 2001, featuring traditional blocks and patterns for quilts large and small. She has been featured in various quilting magazines and joined the Marcus Brothers Fabrics family as a licensed fabric designer in 2010. Pam is currently working on new quilt patterns and fabric lines, and writing her first book for Martindale Publishing company. In her lecture, you will discover alternative piecing methods for making quilt units. She will share secrets gathered over years of trial and error, taking classes and learning from fellow designers and national teachers. "Make it larger, trim it down" demonstrates step-by-step techniques for making units (such as half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, and flying geese) larger than they need to be so they can be trimmed down to be squared and the correct size. Pam will offer tips on pressing four patches and pinwheels to lay perfectly flat, how to correctly sew connector corners, how to get accurate quarter-inch seams, alternate sewing methods for corner-square triangle units, and much more.

Updated 06/09/2018