Our Story

PM Quilting was started in 1998 outside of Palmer, Alaska by Pam & Gary Darwin. The kids had all left home. Pam wanted to go to work to help out with the finances. Gary was getting ready to retire and Pam thought it would be easier if she went to work. Gary wanted her to think about the fishing they would miss out on and the traveling that they wouldn't be able to do if Pam worked a 9 to 5 job.

It was suggested to start some kind of home business that she could set her own hours and be able to be flexible. Pam thought about a lot of different ideas. After a while, Pam suggested a quilt or fabric shop. She loved to sew during the evening.

While driving home with one of their daughters, Anna, Gary told her that he knew a great name for her Momís (Pam's) business. The name was PM Quilting, because Pam loved to quilt at night and into the wee hours of the morning.

Of course the quick wittedness of Anna piped right up and said, "Oh no, Dad, it should be PMS Quilting". Gary had to pull over because they were laughing so hard. He told Anna that would never do and they laughed all the way home. Upon arrival, Gary told Pam that Anna and he had a new name for the quilt business. "Oh what's that?" was the reply. "PM Quilting but Anna thinks it needs one more letter - S for PMS Quilting". They both started laughing again and in a gruff voice Pam said, "I DON'T HAVE PMS!" Of course Anna and Gary laughed even more.

So from then on the little quilt shop born on their 10 acres in Palmer, Alaska, was called PM Quilting. Pam loved to sew and it wasn't long before everyone was enjoying Pam and the quilt shop. Not long after the quilt shop was born, Pam was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder that was going to make her life very difficult, at best. Pam passed away October 3, 2008. Our logo is a tribute to Pam Darwin, highlighting a block from the first quilt she was commissioned to make after opening the shop.

After not being able to keep up with a work load of the quilt shop and a full time job, with the encouragement of friends and family, Gary made a call for help. Jan answered the call and went to work for him. Gary noticed that Jan managed the shop very well and asked her to manage him, too! Gary married Janis Rolfe in July 2009.

After Gary retired from his full-time job at the port of Anchorage, Gary and Jan moved the business to Sunburst, Montana. In Montana, they added many new fabric lines and other items, including their glow-edge ruler line.

Jan and Gary have decided that they prefer a warmer clime and to be closer to some of their children. In the spring of 2018, they moved the shop to Casa Grande, Arizona. They are looking forward to many great years in Casa Grande!


PM Quilting Quilt Shop
Our store is a full service quilting business. We ship world wide. If you're in the Casa Grande, AZ, area, you can order online and we will have it ready for you to pick up at the store (choose In-Store Pickup as your shipping option).

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: Closed

Shop Address:
800 E. Florence Blvd.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Mailing Address:
PO Box 11582
Casa Grande, AZ 85130

Phone: +1 520 709 2088

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