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, and 2016.

In 2012 I was awarded first place in the "Originally Interpreted Traditional Wall Quilt" category.

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

Bear Country

Butterfly Weave



Glider Over Kennedy Lake

Layered Waves

Lone wolf (detail)

Lone Wolf (Full view)

Mount Arrowsmith at Dawn

Night Watch (Full View)

Night Watch (Detail)

On Silent Wing

Passion Erupts

This is Me!

Tree of Life


Exhibition Artwork by Patricia (Patti) Dance

Botanical Reflections


Like Magic
From a Tiny Seed

Like Magic

Seed of Life
From a Tiny Seed

Seed of Life