Pam Keenan was born in Omaha, Nebraska graduated from Harry A. Burke high school and was married in 1970. She has two boys Todd and Trent and a husband Tom.
They lived in Omaha and raised their two boys until 1981 and move to Ashland, Nebraska. The winters are cold and windy with lots of snow and during a blizzard the winter of 1985 the Keenan’s had enough and the decision was made to move west.
In the spring of 1986 Pam found a job in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pam left the boys and Tom and moved to the desert heat, wind, and dust but no snow and no subzero temperatures and humidity. Thinking back you may think was that a good idea going from one extreme to another (Yep NO Snow) well almost no snow.
Okay let’s get back to the reason you’re at this web site for fabric. Pam has always sewn, and from high school economics she learned to make jackets, blouses and shirts etc. In the mid 1970’s she started quilting the time honored patterns with earth tones and pastel colors and of course all hand quilted. The move from Omaha to Ashland Nebraska 1981 gave her the atmosphere to quilt more and to expand her horizons the smaller towns and the church groups let you see things more clearly so on she quilted. The move to Las Vegas Nevada 1986 gave her more time for quilting a new look on life, she joined the Desert quilters and made new friends and visited many fabric shops in California.
How did we get from time honored to where we are today? Simple I (Tom) who new nothing about quilting at that time said why don’t you try this? Change that? Pam was already starting to use bright colors for contrast and values said NO. I said why? She finally put the corners in the quilt I liked, it looked cool and from that time she has been thinking out of the box, the move from Nebraska to Nevada finished the transformation.
Bright colors and altering patterns, changing the look of the quilts by use of color has made perfect sense for the store she is presenting with the online sales and vending at quilt shows. A Bali panel, Batiks and bright 100% cotton fabrics from our manufactures has enabled Pam to bring to life kits that have vibrant colors, and /or beautiful textured black and white fabric.
The hand dyed fabric that we sell is prepared by Pam this is one of the ways she expresses herself, the enjoyment of dyeing fabric and the stress relief that comes from dyeing your own fabric is better then any recommendation your doctor can do for you. Pam also teaches the art of dyeing to students of all ages; check out the calendar of events and schedule of classes on the web site.
Pam continues to look for bright, bold, fabric with texture and unique designs not only for herself but for her customers as well. Pam is a member of Desert Quilters of Nevada and has attended Road to California since the 1990’s