BS     The University of Georgia, Fashion Merchandising                                          

Professional Experience

Patty Murphy Handmade, Atlanta, GA, 2003 – Present                                               
Designs and makes modern traditional quilts
Designs and makes commissioned quilts
Writes patterns, blog posts and manages social media
Author of Piecing Makeover

Create and Sustain, Atlanta, GA, 2019 – Present                                                        
Executive Director
Worked with two co-founders to develop concept for non-profit
Oversaw successful launch
Manages social media, writes articles and blog postsCreated business plan and identifies new opportunities

Juried Shows

2018         The Bride Wore Pink, AQS Quilt Week, Paducah, KY
2017         The Bride Wore Pink, Georgia Celebrates Quilts, Marietta, GA
2009         Trip the Light Fantastic, Georgia Celebrates Quilts, Marietta, GA 3rd place
2007         Intown Quilters Group Quilt, Georgia Celebrates Quilts, Marietta, GA              
Honorable Mention

Judged Shows

2006        Yes, Ma’am, Damn!, Georgia National Fair, Perry, GA, 3 ribbons: 1st place overall, 1st place Machine Piecing, 1st place
Machine Quilting (Regina Carter
Firecracker, Georgia National Fair, Perry, GA 1st place
2005        Ode to Insanity, Georgia National Fair, Perry, GA 1st place          
2003        Trip Around the World, My Way, Georgia National Fair, 2nd place

Teaching Experience

Intown Quilters, Decatur, GA, August 2004 – September 2015                                  

  • Piecing Proficiency
  • Paper Piecing
  • Project Based Classes
  • Value and Design


2016         Piecing Makeover, C&T Publishing

Other Publications

2020        Modern Quilt Journal Articles for Create and Sustain, April and July
2017        Propeller Quilt, Fons & Porter Scrap Quilts Magazine
                Down Under Quilts Magazine Book Review
Machine Quilting Unlimited Book Review                 
Make Modern Magazine Book Review
                American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine Book Review
                Quilters Companion Magazine Book Review
2016        Library Journal Book Review
                A Needle Pulling Thread Book Review
2012       Featured in Trip Around the World: A Country Quilt Block Travelogue by                               
               Holly Anderson and Anita Zaleski Weinraub
2007      All Squared Up, Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler Magazine (cover)
2006       Bohemian Purse Girl, Quick Quilts Magazine

Interviews and Media

2020         American Patchwork and Quilting for Create and Sustain
2018         Create Whimsy

Presentations and Invited Lectures

2020         University of California, Berkeley, The Politics of What We Wear with Dr. Jennifer Bussell for Create and Sustain
2019         Azalea City Quilters Guild
                 Grayson Quilt Guild
                 Friendship Quilt Guild
                 Chamblee Star Quilt Guild
                 West Georgia Quilt Guild
                 Early Bird Quilt Guild
2018         Gwinnett County Quilt Guild
                 Pine Needle Quilt Guild
2017         AQS Daytona Lecture

Professional Affiliations

Intown Quilt Guild
East Cobb Quilters’ Guild

Community Service

Hightower Trail Middle School PTA, Marietta, GA
President 2018 – 2020

Tritt Elementary PTA, Marietta, GA
President 2016 – 2017
Vice President 2015- 2016
Red Ribbon Committee Chair 2015

Decatur Presbyterian Children’s Community, Decatur, Georgia
Auction co-Chair, 2013
Secretary 2008- 2012