|Patty is an artist, and fabric is her pallet. She graduated from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan with a BFA, leading to a teaching career, for several years, in Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts.She has studied the folk art of every location she has visited, and has chosen the appliqué quilt as her grandest medium. Her artistic hands have explored various aspects of old world techniques, such as decoupage, gold leafing, egg shell inlay and much more. Patty specialized in historic restoration and interior decoration leading her to every facet of design as well as quilting. The appliqué quilt, however, has claimed her attention and after many years of lovingly creating her owns works, she began reproducing the antique and truly unique quilts found woven into the history of the United States.
Patty claims to own the greatest fabric collection in the quilt world. Anyone who has been in her studio has to agree. Her studio, full of fabric, patterns and pattern books, family mementos, and numerous quilts in varying stages of completion, is a mixture of artistic creation, color and beauty. Walking through the studio, she may stop to arrange a baby quilt she is producing for the child of a friend, and then will stop to straighten the corners of an incredible reproduction of an antique quilt. She has a bulletin board with quilt pieces pinned in place in order to test each individual design.