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Superior Star: Patt Blair

Posted: 15 July 2015 at 6 a.m.

Patt Blair

Patt Blair is a wonderful artist and thread painter.  Today, she has allowed us to share with you a few of her incredible thread painted quilts.

Salsa Con Libby

Salsa Con Libby (pictured above) was created when Patt participated in the Inspired by Libby (Lehman) project.  Each artist was to reference some quilt by Libby Lehman and use it as inspiration.  Patt chose the title of one of Libby’s quilts, Salsa con Lima, and created this quilt to reflect Libby.  Thanks to the numerous contributors (both artists and buyers), this project earned about $73,000 for the fund! Patt owns one of Libby’s quilts and studies her threadwork to learn her satin stitch technique (which she incorporated in this quilt).  Patt’s secret?  Once finally done, she wanted to keep it, but it was meant for the cause so off it went.

A few more of Patt's quilts:

Big Ben

Patt Blair

Winged Lion

Fun things to know about Patt:

  • She has a separate sewing studio condo 15 minutes from her home.
  • She is known as an art quilter/ teacher, but her ‘fun’ hobby is in traditional quilting!
  • She loves chocolate AKA “Quilter’s Vitamins”
  • She loves using trilobal high-sheen polyester threads like Nature Colors and Rainbows
  • She feels like she NEVER seems to have enough room in her studio and fabric/thread storage!

Images courtesy of Patt Blair

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  • 3. Wendy Crook-Abel (18 July 2015 at 9:07 a.m.)

    Patt's work is so amazing. Plus she is a wonderful teacher. I learned so much from her class at Houston. She is a gifted artist and generous teacher!
  • 2. Patt (15 July 2015 at 5:14 p.m.)

    Hi Karen Thanks for the nice words... I teach at guilds, shows, and quilting / teaching venues like EmptySpoolsSeminars and Quilt Camp In the Desert ( both upcoming in 2016) . I'll be at Houston International this year(2015) and my own Painted Quilt Art Retreat each May. My calendar can be accessed at
  • 1. Karen Thomas (15 July 2015 at 4:12 p.m.)

    Your work is truly stunning. I've loved Libby Lehman's work for a very long time and I play with thread painting but it's nothing like your work. Do you teach at events? If so, where can I get your calendar? I would like to study your quilts as well as Libby's!

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