Saturday, March 5, 2016

Quiltsy Cares: Featuring Pam Geisel of ForQuiltsSake

Our featured quilter today is Quiltsy team member, Pam Geisel of ForQuiltsSake, an Etsy shop featuring quilted art pieces made completely from Pam's hands and vision. Pam hand paints fabric that she uses in her custom-designed art quilts. A great example of her work is the sunset-beyond-the-palms framed piece she is donating (today!!) to an annual event that will raise funds for the Antioch School, a private elementary school in Pam's hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio.


"The school encourages children to pursue their innate curiosity," Pam explains. "Children are our future and not all learn by traditional methods. It's the kind of school I wish I'd been able to go to when I was that age."

Even though she didn't have the kind of early education that encouraged her innate curiosity, Pam certainly followed her heart's desire to pursue the fabric arts. 

"I made my first quilt 15 years ago, all by hand. While I enjoyed the process, it sure took a long time. Since then, I've made almost 500 quilts, all but the first one with the sewing machine. I've been making quilt art full time since 2007."

Pam, who has been a member of the Quiltsy Team so long that she remembers being part of the discussion to find a name for the team, shares that her favorite things to make for her Etsy shop, ForQuiltsSake, are one-of-a-kind art quilts. The piece she is donating is certainly a great example of her love for her craft.

Quiltsy wishes the best of luck to the Antioch School at their fundraiser tonight!


9 comments:

Chris V said...

Beautiful piece & great write up.

JM in Toronto said...

Beautiful sunset quilt, Pam! I'm sure it will raise lots of funds for the school.

Kathy Kinsella said...

Gorgeous quilt and the school sounds like a great place to support.

Pamela said...

This is a wonderful way to use quilting to benefit your community! Well done!

ISoTotes said...

Beautiful art quilt!

Barbara Wood said...

Beautiful art quilts Pam! Raising funds for the school, what a wonderful way to use your talents.

teachpany said...

That's beautiful, and a great cause.

Karen Relfe said...

What a beautiful way to pass on your gift and your passion to inspire creativity in the next generation!

Lauren said...

That school sounds like a wonderful place to learn and deserving of such a gorgeous quilt!