Patricia Clark, a quilter for over 30 years will be honored September 23, with a public reception from 2-4pm, at the Catskill Center’s Erph gallery in Arkville, NY to celebrate the gallery’s one-person exhibit of her work.
In 1979, Patricia took her first quilting class and was immediately bitten by the quilting bug. In 1980, Patricia joined the Wiltwyck Quilters Guild where many (eventual) friends shared their knowledge.
Pat eventually became the program chair for the guild, a position she held for over 10 years. During that time she con- tinued to take lessons, as well as share her skills via demonstrations, lectures, special activities and workshops.
She continues to be active in WQG as well as the First Dutchess Quilters and the Skyllkill Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America (EGA), where she participates in shows and works on community service projects.
Pat says that the recognition she received at her technical job as well as ribbons at shows was sweet, but paled in comparison to being inducted into the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame in 1998.
Patricia’s hand appliqued and hand quilted piece "The Competition", which was inspired by Japanese family crests won Best of Show in 2000 at the Wiltwyck Quilters Guild Show in Kingston and is on display in Arkville.