Pansy’s Patch Quilt Studio opened in July of 2020 and we’re excited to be celebrating our two year anniversary this year. We feel so blessed to have been able to purchase an incredible building on the square in Albany, Mo, which allows us to showcase bright, wild, colorful quilts which is our signature style.
About 20 years ago, Misty Wilczek, the owner of Pansy’s, was digging through stored “stuff” and ran across a large stack of nine patch blocks that her great-grandmother, Pansy, was working on when she passed away at age 103. Misty decided to put some of those blocks together to make quilts for her sons, Sage and Patrick. She thought it would be special for each of them to have a quilt made by their great-great-grandmother and mother. So she headed to the fabric store for the first time in years and WOW—the colors, fabrics, choices! She was hooked.
Never one to follow a pattern without adding her own spin, Misty started designing her own quilts. When other quilters asked for the pattern, she started writing them up and they are now available exclusively at Pansy’s Patch Quilt Studio.
Misty surrounds herself with fabrics that she loves and wants to use in her own quilts and loves sharing those fabrics and the inspiration they provide with her customers to help them create their own special quilts. Her (and the studio’s) motto is “Express your soul, one patch at a time.” We strive to help our customers do just that. Because Misty selects fabrics that she would like to use in her own designs, Pansy’s has an unusual mix of fabrics from a variety of different designers and manufacturers.
At Pansy’s Patch we also do sewing machine repair, sell wonderful vintage sewing machines, provide custom quilt design, and have an inventory of about 500 bolts of fabric, notions, thread, along with Misty’s patterns. At the beginning of April, we started providing long-arm quilting service.
It is worth the drive to visit Pansy’s Patch Quilt Studio in Albany, MO as this quaint small town has much to offer our visitors. There are several specialty boutiques, shops and some great locally-owned restaurants.