Pam Bellis
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  • Ellsworth, ME
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Happy to be a member

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Dinsdale Magnant Apr 21, 2011. 6 Replies

Hi to everyone from Maine. I think that this is a great site and will be a great place to meet new people and see what everyone else is doing. I'm very happy to be here and look forward to meeting…Continue


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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I've been quilting for almost 30 years. My grandmother was a quilter, and I grew up watching her sew and quilt. I started my first quilt when I was 8 months pregnant with our 2nd son, and I have been making them ever since. My husband and I moved to Maine from Ohio in 1988. We have 3 sons. I love to do hand applique and hand quilting. I always have several projects in various stages of completion going at once. I love going to quilt shows whenever I can.
How many quilts have you made?
I don't have a clue, I just keep making them
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I love to make quilts and also enjoy using them
How long have you been a quilter?
Almost 30 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Hand applique or hand quilting
Why do you quilt?
I find it very soothing and relaxing to work with my hands
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Finally getting in some quilting

Posted on September 5, 2011 at 6:10pm 0 Comments

I have been very busy and haven't been able to post anything recently. I have been working on the Hawaiian style block that I was working on that had a black background with the blue batik design and the offset border. I just finished outlining all the applique with silver embroidery. I think that it really made the design show up more. Now I have to decide how I want to quilt it.  I hope to post a picture later this week of it. I also am trying to finish my Autumn Delight whole cloth wall… Continue

May fabric swap

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 8:06pm 7 Comments

Hi everyone. I received my fabric for the first fabric swap the other day. They were beautiful. I just had to figure out what to do with them. I wanted to do something different that I hadn't done before. I wanted to challenge myself. I laid the fabrics on the dining room table for awhile to look at them and think about it. I was doing daycare that day so I knew I wouldn't be able to do anything at that time. Here are the fabrics that I had received.… Continue

Autumn Delight whole cloth quilt update and pictures

Posted on May 22, 2011 at 5:38pm 11 Comments

Good afternoon everyone. It was a beautiful day here in Maine. It finally stopped raining (for now). Yesterday I went to a Fiber Fair in Southwest Harbor. They had all kinds of fiber related things going on: quilting, knitting, spinning, and rug hooking. It was very inspiring to see all the different activities.  I have been quilting on my whole cloth quilt, Autumn Delight. I finally was able to take a couple of pictures of the progress.… Continue

Autumn Delight update

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 1:53pm 0 Comments

Good afternoon from Maine. I finally got to work on my quilt for a few hours yesterday. I have the center oval on it almost quilted, just a little left on that part. Then I will start on the middle where the leaves are falling. I wish I could spend more time quilting, but right now the little girls that I take care of take all of my time during the day. It is a very rainy day here in Maine, again. I hope to work on it tonight after everyone else has gone to sleep. I hope everyone has a great… Continue

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At 9:12pm on November 2, 2011, Mary Moore said…

Hi Pam,

   I just found you under "how old you Red Eye Machine is."  I envy that you have one with a history.  I had wanted a treadle for years..but that era antique is rare in California and pricey.  After moving to a Gold Rush area(the oldest California gets, unless you count Missions, a few Haciendas, and the Native Americans[which of course you should]) a neighbor was listening to a radio swap shop and called me to say there were two treadles!!  I drove to a decrepit garage and they were in amazing shape.  I chose the Red Eye who needs new veneer on one side of the top.  It hadn't been used much as the decal work is almost perfect.  It took a new belt and an afternoon of oil, grease and gentle encouragement to get it moving.  It is so quiet, and has a beautiful stitch.  I do have to watch the tension(never could turn that screw) as it varies as the bobbin empties.  We are off-grid, so she gets used a lot in the winter to save on generator fuel.  Her birthday is Feb.5, 1924, Elizabeth, New Jersey in a litter of 50,000. 

I see your site has been quiet for several months, I hope all is well.

The only whole cloth quilting I have done was on a Welsh style quilt where after the sandwich is made, you ignore the top...and design whatever to quilt on the back. I also saw your Hawaiian block.  Have two of those in my past and am getting itchy to do another.  Mary

At 2:32pm on September 28, 2011, Leslie said…

Hi Pam!  How is the weather in Maine today?  It is gorgeous in NW Wisconsin, dry, warm and the birches and aspens are raining small yellow leaves on our patio, whenever the wind comes up.


I would like to do another mini wholecloth, but my list of things I would like to do is getting longer by the day!  I just finished piecing together the red, white and blue blocks from a summer block exchange, and the backing is pieced.  Now must sandwich and quilt it.  I have fall colors swap blocks coming soon, and I'm going into a boomerang block swap very soon.  Oh, and I have black and white and grey fabrics coming from a 10" fabric squares swap.  Sheesh.  AND, I just signed up to do at least one mini a month for AAQI.  I must be nuts!  No, I'm just having fun....

At 8:31am on September 15, 2011, susan camille litle said…

hi pam:

im not sure what happened but i had to send u another friend request? my pics are gone as well?

anyway just wanted to say THANK YOU FOR THE MAGAZINES!! i will be putting my to do projects in my lap top today for future projects. i will be asking you lots of q;s since you r a hand quilter as well. huggs



At 8:33pm on September 5, 2011, judith nelson said…

Hi Pam, Thanks for the welcome. I did make the bowls. It is the second year that I have put them into our Fibre Network exhibition. The first year, I made 26 bowls and sold 15 and this year I made 29 and sold 21 plus I sold 4 privately. So you see, they are popular. I followed instructions in a book called "It's a Wrap" by Susan Breier. It costs Americans about $13 on Amazon and it cost $45 here...the usual story.The clotheslines are wrapped in fabric and stitched on the machine. With practice, they get faster to make. Jump into it and enjoy!


At 12:15am on July 20, 2011, Candis James said…

Hi Pam:

It was so nice of you to welcome me to this group. You asked me in your note if I was a member of CMQ. I'm not sure what CMQ is? Is it a quilting club?

Thanks so much for writing I've lived here in Columbus my whole life. I guess I didn't get very far...LOL.  I grew up off of Morse Road then Married and lived off of High street near Graceland then 161 and Cleveland, Olentangy and 161. We are now living it what I hope will be our home for many many years to come. We are in Westerville very near to New Albany. We feel so blessed to be here we moved just before Thanksgiving last year. It is sort of a "dream home" for us. 

We have family all over in Massachusetts and New Hampshire on my hubby's side of the family. Last summer we came to visit and my Mom in law brought me to Maine briefly to go to the Lindt candy store. Oh my goodness so delish!!! I'm sure you know what I mean when I say I enjoyed it too much. It is a good thing it is so far from Ohio.. LOL. Anyway, other than that little visit I have not really been to "see" Maine. I love the pictures and what I've been told by our family when they took family vacations there.  I count is as "having been to Maine" I have been to all of the states now except for Alaska and Hawaii. 

I just saw your block that you made from the fabric swap! You are not just a quilter Pam you are an artist!!! So amazing! I really wish I could be able to make the beautiful things and put the fabrics together like you do.  I wish you still lived in Clintonville so that we could quilt together. 

I hope to hear from you again soon. I clicked on the link to add you as a friend. 

Take Care,


At 11:05am on July 11, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

I'm glad you had a nice, relaxing day.  That's all I want for my worries and no stress!  I'll be 50 in a few weeks, which I've been dreading.  Age never bothered me until recently...going through menopause is not fun!

Anyway, it sounds like you had the perfect birthday!

At 10:38am on July 10, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Happy birthday, Pam~I hope you have a wonderful day!
At 4:24pm on June 24, 2011, Nancy Prince said…



thanks for your kind words. You can thread paint - it is very easy to do. All you need is a straight and zigzag stitch. Stabilize a piece of muslin and hoop it up and just go play. This is the best way to get used to using the hoop. I do have a new book out called Thread Painting with Style just in case you are interested. Thanks for writing.


At 1:21pm on June 19, 2011, Phyllis A Friloux said…
Hi Pam! NQA was alright this year. The show's program cover was "Little Cabin in the Woods" or something like that so most of the quilts were log cabin patterns. I was a little disappointed in the number of them and lack of variety. There were several beautiful ones, don't get me wrong, but after going to the one in Cincinnati, I must be a little spoiled.
At 11:26am on June 19, 2011, Garnie P. Bethea said…
Hi Pam,  thanks for reporting the spammers.  I've been off and on the site for the past couple of weeks.  Got some other things going.  I was able to set some squares and rectangles cut out for a red-white & blue quilt.  I may do a small one with these.  My boyfriend has a grandson and I told him I would make one for him for Christmas.  I am also working on a project for my jewelry class.  I will be student teaching the class in August.  So I decided to teach kumihimo, the ancient art of Chinese braiding.  It's really simple and easy to learn.

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