When asked why this charity is so special to her, she said "It started as a custom order in my shop, and as I learned more about the family and Cal's diagnosis I had a strong desire to help. Leukodystrophies are not common, but are cruel diseases that rob children of the ability to speak, walk, eat, and breath. I like that this foundation is not only involved in trying to find a cure for these illnesses, but also works to provide the best care and support for the families that will not benefit from a cure as well as working to improve testing to detect the illness in newborns so they can benefit from treatment"
Pam opened her Etsy shop, PamelaQuilts in 2006 because she had a large surplus of quilts that she had made for herself and in her job at the local quilt shop making samples. Since she live in a small town, it has been very fun to send her quilts all over the world to all kinds of people! This has enabled her to not only contribute financially to her family, but to continue to enjoy her love of quilting without filling her house with more quilts than she can possibly ever use! She has even been encouraged to start writing patterns for her original creations - so she continues to be challenged in her quilting life!
Pam lives in beautiful Coos Bay Oregon and as been quilting since 1986, but she learned how to sew as a young girl. Her mom is an excellent seamstress and her biggest fan. She has been a Quiltsy member since it was founded in November of 2007 and is currently serving as Captain of "this awesome group of quilters". Her favorite thing to make is her Quilted Journal Covers because each one is different and she likes making things that are unique.
As a celebration of her Etsy shop being 9 years old, Pam has a special promotion now going on.
"Since my Etsy shop is 9 years old tomorrow I am going to offer a 9% discount with the coupon code CUPCAKE, and will also donate 9% of my total sales for the day to the Calliope Joy Foundation!"
Written by Pat Young of PatsPassionQuilteds, Quiltsy Team member since May 2011