The quilting world was stunned to hear that well-known quilter, designer, and quilting tool innovator Pam Bono died on September 21, 2014, at her home in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Pam was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. When she realized that her first career as a graphic artist was not what she wanted to do with her life, she began designing crafts and quilts in 1978. That business was called “Flying Fingers.” The kits and patterns were in every major chain store in the U.S.A.
Over 200,000 of her TRANSPORTATION QUILT patterns were sold when it appeared on the cover of “Better Homes & Gardens” magazine in 1981. She continued to create exclusive designs for “Better Homes & Gardens” and their Craft & Book Club for 17 years.
A move to Colorado brought a new beginning, as her business, Pam Bono Designs, became reality. Quick piecing techniques evolved, including The Angler, a tool used by millions. Pam Bono Designs authored ten books for Leisure Arts. New techniques and a desire to help quilters learn led to Pam’s Club, a membership website targeted toward quilters who enjoy the hundreds of patterns and instructional videos on the site.
Pam was the mother of two sons and was passionate about bulldogs. She had an infectious laugh and keen business sense. The thousands of beautiful designs that Pam designed will live on. We will miss her.
Rocky Mountain Dreamin’