Westheimer Gallery Artists
Pamela Folberth Owner of Sew-Ezy Makes Her Art Look So Easy
“The Love of Fabric…in Quilts!”
“Dreams really do come true” is what Pam Folberth says about her lifelong passion and livelihood that has come from sewing. She received her first sewing machine at age five and has been working with the machines and creating her art ever since. Her mother always encouraged and inspired her creativity, fostering Pam’s love of fabric, design and color since childhood. In a high school home economics class, Pam realized that sewing was her calling.
Pam has spent her life making and taking opportunities that included sewing and working with sewing machines. Following high school, she became a National Educator for the Janome Sewing Machine Company where she was able to combine her deep love of sewing with her love of travel. During her 6-year tenure with the company, Pam traveled to 32 states and countless cities sewing, teaching and inspiring others to be creative with fabric.
Following her position with Janome, Pam returned home to manage her parents’ sewing machine shop in Evendale. Later when she relocated the business to its current home in a charming stone cottage-like building in Sharonville, Pam says her vision of the business changed from being that of a dedicated sewing machine equipment shop to a broader range sewing/quilting studio. Today Pam is an extensive buyer of fabrics, trims and patterns. Her Sew-Ezy Shop houses over 3,000 bolts of fabric, continues to be Cincinnati’s Janome dealer, and provides inspiration and encouragement to sewists and quilters of all aptitudes. Monthly classes in the sewing studio provide a perfect opportunity for participants to learn a new art or polish up on existing skills, all the while enjoying the company of those who share their hobby or passion for sewing.
Pam credits her mom, Gerry Stephens, with introducing her to a love of sewing. From there, it’s been Pam’s creativity, master skills, confidence and pure love of the art that have made Sew-Ezy such a success. The shop is an inviting, colorful place with walls covered with fabric art, which a friend of hers fondly calls “eye candy”. Once inside and surrounded by inspiring books, patterns and all the beautiful fabrics, you might not want to leave.
Pam Folberth’s fabric art will be exhibited during the month of February at the Westheimer Gallery in Sharonville. An opening reception for “The Love of Fabric…in Quilts!” will be held at the gallery on Friday, February 1 from 6-8pm. Come meet the artist, enjoy light nibbles and libations and marvel at Pam’s “eye candy” beautifully on display. The reception is free and open to the public.
Pam Folberth can be reached at Sew-Ezy, 11427 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville 45241 513-563-7474 www.sewezy.com.
Opening First Friday Reception:
Friday, February 1, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
February 1 – February 23, 2019