About Patricia (Patti) Dance

Patricia  (Patti) Dance My working career, the one that paid the bills, was very scientific in nature. I worked for 35 years as a laboratory technologist. This field of work demanded a lot of accuracy and precision when performing patient testing. To balance that work, I needed to find a passion that provided release for my creative side. After trying many mediums, I ended up with two that had staying power. Although, on the surface, my choices may seem quite unrelated, they actually have a lot in common. I quilt, favouring contemporary art quilts, and do stained glass. Both mediums rely on the use of colour, line, and texture as design elements. They both require precision work, which must be a holdover from my lab work. My greatest influences are found in nature. Those who know me well will say that I have a "thing" for northern lights, trees, autumn leaves and bears.

Although my beginnings into the quilting world were self taught, I have taken numerous classes which have included: colour theory, batik, foundation piecing, beading, and numerous other methods of embellishment.

I have had quilts accepted into the CQA National Juried Shows in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Three times I have received awards at the CQA NJS.

I have also had a quilt selected to travel in the United States with the 2011 "O Canada" exhibit. The quilt appeared in shows in Long Beach, Cincinnati, and Houston.

email: Patricia (Patti) Dance
Website: www.facebook.com/phatbearcreations/

Artwork by Patricia (Patti) Dance

After the Fire

The Many Moods of a Golden Retriever

Rainy Day Blues

Night Magic

Night Watch (Full View)


This is Me!

On Silent Wing

Night Watch (Detail)

Mount Arrowsmith at Dawn

Lone Wolf (Full view)

Lone wolf (detail)

Glider Over Kennedy Lake


Bear Country


Exhibition Artwork by Patricia (Patti) Dance

Hindsight: if only...
20/20 Vision

Hindsight: if only...

Botanical Reflections


Like Magic
From a Tiny Seed

Like Magic

Seed of Life
From a Tiny Seed

Seed of Life