Patty has had a long-time love affair with sewing and quilting She was introduced to sewing at a very young age, on the laps of both her mother and grandmother, who were both accomplished seamstresses, starting on her grandmother’s treadle machine. She was quickly hooked on sewing, and went on to sew much of her wardrobe during middle school and high school, including prom dresses! Patty caught the quilting bug in college, and fell hard when she saw a beautiful antique Double Wedding Ring quilt displayed at a museum. She loved combining sewing with art in the form of quiltmaking. In the past, Patty has enjoyed teaching sewing, quilting and machine embroidery classes as a part-time side gig, while working full time as a registered nurse. She loved to help her students and their creative niche, and expand their skill sets and talents, especially with quilting. After many years of arduously quilting her quilts with her domestic sewing machine, or sending out her larger quilts to be quilted by a longarm quilter, Patty though, “I bet I could learn how to do longarm quilting”, so, in 2017, after a year of researching longarm machines, Patty purchased her HQ Fusion®, and shortly after, added Pro-Stitcher Premium™, which has become Patty’s quilting love – computerized quilting. She loves to help new Pro-Stitcher® users master computerized quilting, and help build new users’ confidence and skills with Pro-Stitcher. Patty is a self-professed “computer geek”, and really loves using Pro-Stitcher Designer™ to digitize her own longarm quilting designs.
Patty has retired from the healthcare industry to devote her time and attention to her first passion: quilting. She loves teaching longarm classes, especially computerized quilting. Patty currently resides in sunny Southern California, in the North San Diego county area, not to far from the ocean. She is married to a very supportive & patient husband, they have three adult daughters and some pretty cute granddaughters, along with her beloved Australian Shepherds, Rudy and Bindi.. She also enjoys long walks on the beach, hiking, gardening (she’s a Master Gardener), and living the quilting life!