For her entry into the 2019 ACW contest, Pat made a collage card.
A fellow artist approaching his 90th birthday passed along to Pat his collection of stamps hoping she would find a creative use for them. Most of the stamps come from the letters he sent home during his early days in the service when he was stationed overseas in Korea. Pat created a greeting card using only those with postage of 10 cents. The stamps are a colorful collection of our history to be celebrated.
Pat expresses her creativity in several media. Her most noted work is art quilting. She looks for subject matter that creates an opportunity to use thread and quilting designs to create texture, depth and contour. Pat is a noted watercolor artist as well.
Pat’s love of color and her curious nature has led her to explore additional crafts in the past few years. She is always looking for the opportunity to be creative, recently turning her attention to the use of recycled material. Pat was the her town’s creative director for a Public Sculpture using only recycled materials provided by the community.
Pat completed the Fine Art and Surface/Textile Design Certificate programs at Otis School of Art & Design in Los Angeles. She received her first national recognition from McCall's Magazine Quilting competition in 1990 and has continued to be recognized throughout the country for her work.