I’m a quilt designer, author, teacher, and textile lover. The color, creativity, tactile nature of putting fabrics together makes me happy. It’s where I find solace and make time to contemplate and seek answers.
I grew up with a fashion design mother and I have always been surrounded by patterns, textiles and sewing machines. I could create a welt pocket before I could drive because Mom taught me how to sew at such a young age. She shared her deep knowledge of fabric and garment construction with me and many (most?) of the lessons she taught stay with me to this day. When my interests changed, she taught me to quilt and, while there are many rules from garment making that apply to quilt making, I had to learn a lot, much of it the hard way. The rules she taught me have shaped much of my work. It’s very much a part of my ethos and style.
I wrote my first book, Piecing Makeover (C&T Publishing 2016), about fine tuning your patchwork and solving common problems. My second book, The Perfect Piecing Pocket Guide (C&T Publishing 2022) is a much smaller version of my first book. It goes over the basics in a compact book, perfect for a travel bag or gifts. My third book, will be out in November 2024.
I am an accomplished quilter with several blue ribbon quilts and one Best of Show. I’ve had work featured in magazines, and online. I teach and lecture internationally.
Questions? Comments? Feel free to email me at: patty (at) tyderia (dot) net