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About Patsy Thompson

Patsy Thompson was raised in an eastern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and enjoyed many types of craft work from an early age. She first learned to sew in a six-week sewing course at the local Singer store, and she’s been hooked ever since! Initially a self-taught quilter in the late 1970’s, Patsy’s early ignorance of many of the rules of quilting led her down some new paths of discovery, learning all the joy and exhilaration that come with experimentation. Subsequent classes in numerous quilting techniques have fueled her fire and she now delights in the challenge of placing a new “spin” on different techniques.

Patsy was a hand quilter for her first 25-plus years in quilting and struggled to learn the art of free motion machine quilting. It wasn’t easy! Once mastered, free motion machine quilting became a wonderful creative outlet and Patsy now travels to teach and pass along her free motion mastery to others. The overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from her students has prompted her to create these series of instructional DVD’s on free motion machine quilting. Her work has been exhibited in quilt shows and juried exhibitions across the United States, including the American Quilter’s Society show in Paducah, Kentucky.