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Pam Varner

Quilting Industry Partner

Westalee Design Accredited Teacher

Arizona (willing to travel anywhere in the US)

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About The Instructor

Originally from the Chicago area, I have lived in Tucson, AZ for 40 years.

I love to quilt and I love to teach. For over 10 years I have enjoyed educating sewers in various quilting methods. I also love notions. Free motion has always been a technique that I just couldn’t get.  In the  summer (2015), I discovered the Westalee Design by Sew Steady® ruler foot and templates. I was hooked and now I have conquered a new skill.  Whenever I try something new, I spend some extra time thinking about various ways it can be taught.

I became so enthusiastic about this product, I contacted Sew Steady®.  I really enjoy meeting fellow quilters. The expression on a customer’s face when they try free motion with a ruler foot for the first time is the highlight of my day.

I teach online classes to those who do not have the opportunity to attend them in a store. I currently have students from 8 different countries and love the connection we all have through quilting.

Why Westalee Design Templates: “Westalee Design  has given me the tools I needed to take my quilting beyond a walking foot. Each template is a starting point that encourages me to challenge my creativity.”

Check out Pam’s Video using Westalee Design Snowflakes

Additional Patterns and Courses Available on Sew Steady University By Pam:

27 thoughts on “Pam Varner

  1. Just started watching Pam’s tutorials and am quite impressed. She provides thorough explainations throughout the project. Absolutley love the new projects that aren’t necessarily “QUILTS”! Great gift ideas are always welcomed in my arsenal. Thanks Pam!

  2. Loved the class. Pam is a fabulous instructor. She is always helpful and responds to questions. I plan on taking more of her classes

  3. Wonderful class. I am just starting with rulers and this looked like a good starting point for me. Thank you.

  4. Loved the coaster class! A great way to practice with rulers and make a useful gift or item. Can’t wait to make a few! I appreciate her use of the basic templates from the starter set. And I love the idea of making a coaster for the cup holder in my car!

  5. The Beginning Ruler Work was my first class with Westervill Sew-N-Save and Pam Varner. I enjoyed the entire class and loved Pam’s enthusiasm for the rulers and helping us to understand. What stands out most for me is how she built upon each tool/accessory. We started with the flat surface and then the Sew Steady table, the grid glider, and everything else. I never got lost. Maybe a little overwhelmed by all the possibilities, but I have a better idea on how and where to get started.

  6. I really enjoyed Pam as a teacher. She kept me engaged the whole time! I am so excited about my ruler work! I ordered the package and can’t wait to get it!

  7. This was great! I normally am not a fan of online classes but your camera angle and step by step explanations were easy to follow. Thanks!!

  8. Pam is an awesome teacher. I really loved the way she put a piece of black paper, behind the ruler to show us what it looked like. Pam did a great job. I am going to make this project. Thank you.

  9. Great at explaining what she’s doing and then letting you see it for yourself. Felt more comfortable with trying this myself after watching this class.

  10. Love Pam , she makes classes fun and understanding, her instructions are easy to follow. I will take more classes with her anytime. Good teacher, great class!!!

  11. Pam is a great teacher. She is so down to earth and loves to answer questions along the way, stopping to make sure you understand what she’s teaching. I loved the spider web because I have that template already and have used it a couple of times. I give her 5 stars!!! Will definitely take more of her classes!

  12. Pam did a tremendous job. I loved this project so much, I bought the spin and echo #1 and the Spinning wave #6. I have fabric on the way to make the project. And I said I was not buying any more rulers LOL. More classes using these tools please.

    Thank you Pam

  13. I have been dabbling in ruler work and own the Westalee starter kit. I attended an in person class on the use of these rulers. I learned so much more from Pam’s video than the in-person class or any other you tube videos. She is patient and explains everything clearly. I especially liked the extra tips she provided me.I will definitely sign up for more of her classes.

  14. Pam is such a through teacher. She has wonderful ideas and explains things in such a way that’s understandable to a beginner. I have been in her classes before and have yet to come away without learning at least one or two new things. Thank you Pam for your method of teaching, not just newbies, but those continuing our education.

  15. Regardless if you are new to ruler work or experienced, you will learn so much from Pam. She makes even complicated designs easy to do and understand because she explained EVERY step you need to do to accomplish it. She also explains WHY she does it the way she shows so you understand better. I also love that she shows you when she makes a mistake and then will show you her to fix it. I have learned so much from Pam. I highly recommend her class for beginners called “Quilt as You Go Sampler Series”. You will be shocked at what you will learn and can accomplish. Pam is also really good about answering texts and emails is you have questions.

  16. Pam is an excellent teacher, readily available to answer questions. If she is busy her replies are not delayed long. Thoroughly enjoy learning from her.

    1. Hi, Pam is a great teacher. “Snow Much Fun Snowflakes” She explained how to use Snowflakes templates & Key gates. I really enjoy her class. If she makes mistake or problem, she gives a great idea & tip. The difficult to put the foot in so she uses a mirror.
      Snowflakes Templates with Key Gates and Basic Marker Tool are on my wish list (thinking about buying the tools) I love holidays sale. Thank you so much

  17. I really enjoy online classes with Pam. I’ve taken her online sampler class, which gave me SO Much confidence to step out of the box and try new things. The next class was the Feather Templates, again I learned how to use the templates I’d had for a year! No matter how many utube videos I watched I couldn’t get them right. Yet Pam being such a great teacher with her online LIVE classes with Q & A after helped me learn them. I certainly look forward to any future classes she has!

  18. Hi Pam,
    I’m looking to buy the fabric for “Making Applique Easy With Westalee Design Leonies Selection Tempates.” Do you carry all the supplies on your website including the fabric that is in the picture on Sew Steady’s website? Where would I find Meadow 22″ by 5 1/2 and Sky 22″ by 51/2″? I want the exact fabric and designing as the picture. Do I need the special Westalee foot for metallic thread or will the regular one work just as well?
    Thanks for your help, and hope to hear from you soon,

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