Pam Kay has been at the quilt walk since the second year. Each year Pam teaches two basket classes and one quilt class. What a talented lady. This year Pam graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History after four years of study beginning in June 2006. "During that time I studied book making and wheel thrown pottery,two new loves of my life. " She says.
Everyone is facinated with the baskets. She has students that come back year after year. This is the split tool basket that they made last year.
I don't think that she has taught this one at the festival but it is a quilters tote. I am sure I need one of these.
The red X is here on purpose.... This year Pam's first class is a mystery basket. I can't wait to see what she comes up with.
The class of students from 2009 all successfully completed the "Muffins for Two" basket.
Pam tells this story about her 2007 trip to the quilt walk. "I got a flat tire on the way to Panguitch in 2007, the year I did the trunk show. I had to call road service to come change my tire. He said"Ma'am, I don't off load trunks, I just change tires," so I had to
unload all my quilts and pile them on the side of the road. He changed the tire, I loaded the quilts back and followed him to his tire store
about 10 miles away. I bought a new tire and had him install it, then
he was going to put the little emergency donut tire back in my
trunk--you guessed it! I had to unload the quilts again, have him
replace the tire in its proper position and re-load the quilts again.
I think if she had been closer to she would have had plenty of help unloading and loading.
This is the first class Pam taught at the Quilt Walk, the Cranberry basket. The interesting thing is that nobody ever saw it or even a picture before the class. The students signed up on blind faith!
Pam is one of our teachers that does it all. Wait till you see all that she does. This is the second basket she is teaching this year.
Besides the baskets she is teaching this fabulous pineapple quilt.
If you want to see more of Pams art visit her website.
Don't forget to see all the news of the Quilt Walk at Claudia's blog. And if you want to check out all the things going on at the Festival the site is up and running. I know of some people who have already sent their registrations in. I am still trying to decide. I may have to put them in a hat and draw.