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

Night Magic

Rainy Day Blues

The Many Moods of a Golden Retriever

After the Fire

Bear Country



Glider Over Kennedy Lake

Lone Wolf (Full view)

Lone wolf (detail)

Mount Arrowsmith at Dawn

Night Watch (Full View)

Night Watch (Detail)

On Silent Wing

This is Me!


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