Pamela Hill grew up in an Amish area of Illinois where there was a strong tradition of quiltmaking and she learned the craft early. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and pursued graduate studies at UCLA before she returned to quiltmaking and established her own studio in the Northern California Gold Country in 1976.


Articles about her work have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Interior Design, Town and Country and Traditional Home magazines. Her work has been exhibited at major galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Denver Art Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art (Temporary Contemporary), Los Angeles; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Her work is included in public and private collections including the American Embassies in Pakistan and Thailand.

Since 1982 Pamela has been assisted in the studio by Claudette Apedaile. Claudette started out just volunteering to help her quilting teacher (Pamela!) clean and pack for her first exhibition in Beverly Hills. She ended up staying on and now has surpassed Pamela in some of the construction techniques that Pamela first developed for her quilts. Fortunately, she is still contributing her skills to the ongoing effort by Pamela Hill Quilts studio to create the best constructed functional quilts available.

Artful Home

Pamela's work can currently be seen in "The Artful Home and "The Guild Sourcebook of Residential Art Vol. 5"
Objects for Use: Handmade by Design
by Paul Smith (Editor)
Pamela's work has been included in Paul J. Smith's exciting new overview of the contemporary American craft world, Objects For Use: Handmade by Design


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Pamela is on the Board of Directors of The Foothill Conservancy.



Working to secure the economic and environmental health of the Sierra for this and future


Pamela is on the Board of Directors of the Amador City Community Trust and is administrator of the Community Website.



Our sincerest appreciation to all the fabulous volunteers who saved the lives of Moseley, Alice, Cooper, Whyler, Hannah and Zeb and so many other great dogs.


Pamela is the recipient of The Dean Malley Annual Sun Tzu Award which is awarded to a person or organization who develops a winning strategy in resolving land use conflicts. "To win without fighting is best." Sun Tzu, The Art of War.
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