Artist Statement

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Pat’s goal as an artist…

is to please the eye with beautiful and soft fabric images created with the highest quilting standards. Quilting has become an art form of comfort, pride and self expression for Pat. The walls of her studio are adorned with art quilts created from photographs that she has taken, different thread  techniques and exquisite examples of free motion machine quilting,that translate into quilted wall art pieces.

Pat’s goal as a teacher…

is to provide an abundance of accurate and creative information, while being sensitive to the skill levels of each student and to provide a relaxing and fun atmosphere in which to allow each student’s skills to sharpen and creativity to blossom. Pat sees herself as a “quilting coach”, providing  students with a sense of community, an atmosphere of support & achievement and an outlet for their creativity.

My proudest achievement has been teaching and sharing my knowledge of quilting with thousands of students since 1985

After teaching new and seasoned quilters since 1985, Pat tries not to lose sight of what it is like to be a bewildered and excited beginning quilter.  Pat still feels refreshed and rejuvenated every time she introduces a new student to quilting. It is amazing to see their enthusiasm and creativity explode. Working with seasoned quilters is just as rewarding, watching their skills and personal style develop.

I see myself as a “quilting coach”

I like to build a sense of community among quilters, an atmosphere of achievement and an outlet for student creativity. Whether beginner or seasoned, I try to instill relaxation,  fun and excitement into the quilting process. While guiding students and quilters through their quilting journey, I often encourage them with this thought:

Quilters are ready to point out their mistakes, but not ready to accept that they have found a new way to deal with an obstacle…

“don’t think of it as a mistake but as an opportunity to be creative!”

 

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