Tour Pam Buda's Home
Designer Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts relies on her intuition, antique collections, and experience to produce traditional quilt and fabric designs.
An antique sampler hangs on the wall in Pam's living room. Pam looks for schoolgirls' embroidered samplers that include the alphabet, the maker's name and date, and often a memorable saying. A house makes the sampler extra enticing.
On table, left: Sweet Rosie quilt
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Old advertising crates are good for style and storage. A small quilt and a needle-punch pillow soften this arrangement.
On crate: Four Around Nine
Smart Book Shelves
Pam's brother Jack built shelves along the sewing room ceiling, which leaves more room for a design wall.
This antique sampler is still in its original hoop. The maker wrapped cotton around the inside frame to make up for a missing tension screw and an outside ring that expanded over time.
A spongeware bowl serves up useful treenware utensils, including a butter paddle, strainer, and chopper.
This heart-shape chopper is rare and highly collectible.