Pat Daniels - Quilt Designer, Pattern Writer and Teacher, Symphony Musician and Quilting Fanatic which, of course, includes Stash Building
Little did Pat know, that after a Bachelors degree in Music, a Masters degree from The Juilliard School in New York and a long career playing clarinet in symphony orchestras, she’d end up as a quilter. She sneaked into quilting after creating hand-marbled fabric for quilters Then, seeing an art quilt in the store that sold her fabric, Pat knew that she was hooked for good. Her first quilt was curved piecing. Luckily, she didn’t know that it was difficult. Strip piecing came second. She has built her repertoire of techniques to include template piecing, machine appliqué, free-motion quilting, stained glass, fabric drawing, stenciling and painting, designing and improvising quilts and how to use up fabric scraps without making a crazy quilt.
Pat has been teaching, primarily in Winnipeg, (central Canada) as well as other cities in Canada, since 1998 and quilting since 1993. She has also taught online with Quilt University. When the Canadian Quilters’ Association show came to Winnipeg in 2004, a city renowned for its quilting, Pat’s quilt, Spiderwoman: World Web Weaver, was the only quilt juried into the show from Winnipeg. Pat’s designs and quilts have made it to the finals of Quiltmakers Magazine design contest, being featured in Quilters Newsletter annual publication Quilt It for Kids. More recently her designs, patterns, and quilts have shown up in various publications like Fabric Trends magazine, Ricky Tims’ book Kool Kaleidoscopes published by C&T. Her Rose of Sharon designs won an international competition and is one of 12 blocks in Sharon Pederson’s Roses of Rememberance quilt and subsequently in Sharon’s Rose of Sharon DVD and The Rose of Sharon Block Book published by Martingale and Company. Pat’s quilt, With Love and Peace won the Love Quilt challenge on The Quilt Show website. Quilters Newsletter Magazine featured Pat's quilting in a four-page article discussing her quilts and creative process.
All of Pat’s patterns are published by Compositions in Cloth. Due to the discontinuation of some of the fluids necessary for fabric marbling, Pat no longer makes marbled fabric. However, that has not stopped her from experimenting with other methods of coloring fabric with dyes, paint sticks, fabric markers, and anything else she can get her hands on.