The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Introducing Pat Arndt

My name is Pat Arndt and I have lived in Harrisburg, NC for the past 10 years.  We moved here from Pittsburgh PA.
I am a part-time quilter and a full time creative person!  (As we all are).  I also work part-time at the Y in Concord, NC.  The job is important to keep me balanced.  I could create all day and forget the world without it!

Q:  Do you have your own studio or do you work wherever you can find a spot?  What is your favorite feature of your work space and what is your least favorite feature?
A:  I am fortunate to have my own room which is 12 x 12', but I am quickly outgrowing!  Favorite feature, HUGE Koala desk my husband bought for me!  Worst feature, no water source for my printing of paper and fabric.

Q: What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you at an exhibit or quilt show or gallery opening?
A:  Most embarrassing moment in my journey....I joined Three Rivers Quilters in Pittsburgh and had no idea what a juried show was.  I was new in expressing myself in any medium and going public.  Submitted my picture, (front was all they asked for).  I had wires twisted and exposed in the back from my "3-D" effect on the front!  Lordy, they had to hang it because it was accepted but the critiques were hard to handle....put me back 10 years!  (They changed picture format after that to include both sides for entry).

Q:  In addition to art quilting, do you engage in any other artistic endeavors?
A:  I fell in love with paper painting this past year.  Due to hand surgery gone bad, this is a great way to stay creative and not be so hard on my hand.

paper painting piece

Q:  How many art quilt groups are you involved with?  Tell us a little about them and what you do.
A:  Belonging to a spin off from our Cabarrus Quilt Group, my 10 person art group is a group of wonderful artists that nurture, critique, teach, and learn from one another.  My favorite critique...."are you married to that fabric?"  All done with much concern and caring and loved.

I look forward to learning from my membership in SAQA and from following other stories of your creative journeys.

  Let's take a look at some of Pat's wonderfully creative and colorful quilts!
Quilts by Pat Arndt

Pat's 6 x 6" quilts
Quilt by Pat Arndt

Thanks Pat for sharing with us.Anyone else out there willing to share your work and interests with us?  People would love to hear from you so let me know!

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