Pam is a native Californian. Her family moved to Hermosa Beach in the early 50s and the sand and surf have been a part of her life ever since. She can’t imagine living anywhere else!
Pam is retired after working 47 years at TRW/Northrop Grumman and currently lives in Manhattan Beach. As a tour coordinator for the TRW Travel Club, Pam traveled all over the world and escorted many, many groups to Europe, Mexico, the Orient and even a few domestic destinations like Las Vegas and San Francisco. It was that experience in the TRW Travel Club that helped fuel the idea for the Traveling Quilters. As Lynn and Pam hatched the idea, they both agreed they wanted to combine their favorite pastimes, quilting and travel. Happily they’ve accomplished just that. And, as the Traveling Quilters visit quilt shows around the country, Pam is accomplishing another one of her lifetime goals: visiting all 50 states.
Pam has been sewing for as long as she can remember…certainly since Home Ec in Middle School and High School. Somewhere along the way, though, she got bored with making clothes and put her sewing machine away.
The quilting phase of her life started in 1986 with a family quilt that needed repair. It was a grandmother's flower garden pattern with fabric from the 30's, made by her paternal grandmother as a wedding gift for her parents. You guessed it; it still needs repair!
No husband, kids, or pets for Pam, but she does have a niece, nephew, and a grand niece and three grand nephews that she showers attention, gifts, and quilts on frequently.
In recent years, Pam has focused on quilts for charity. As an active member of three quilt guilds, there are a multitude of community service project to support: Comfort quilts, quilts for Wounded Warriors (sent directly to the field hospitals), and Read-Me-A-Quilt (quilts donated through CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to children in foster care).