Pat’s art quilting is inspired by her strong interest in the culture of the First Peoples of Australia and passion for geometric design. Several of her First Peoples quilts are in public and private collections. Her geometric art quilts have been juried into local, national and international
exhibitions. Presently she pursues innovative use of the traditional Drunkards Path block in her quilts.
Fish Feeding Frenzy
Retail Price: $800
Dimensions: 157 x 157cm (H x W)
Statement: Fish-feeding in Darwin, Australia results in a frenzy of heads, fins and tails churning the water, which is captured in the abstract in this quilt. Pat generated the block design by nesting Drunkards-path blocks and rotating them.
Exhibitions: 2021 Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America Exhibition of Mathematical Art, multinational online meeting. 2019 Quilt National 19, The Dairy Barn Arts Centre, Athens, Ohio, USA.
Wildfire Big and Brutal
Retail Price: $400
Dimensions: 130 x 130cm (H x W)
Statement: Sweeping pieced curves capture the frightening movement of wildfire. Shiny gold thread quilting indicates fire sparks flying through the air, ends left dangling indicate disorder. Embers are hand- embroidered in gold. Recently, wildfires have occurred frequently, worldwide, and have been linked to climate change. The quilt recognises this moment in time.
Exhibitions: Australian Quilt Show 2023; International Quilt Festival 2023, Changing Climate special exhibit; QuiltCon 2023, X Challenge.