In addition to exhibiting and selling her own work, Pat is a teaching artist with a focus on fiber techniques. She facilitates projects through the Kentucky Performing Arts ArtsThrive program, KMAC, KY Arts Council, and VSA Arts of KY.
Pat has been a quilt-maker for over 35 years and has been teaching fabric dyeing and surface design techniques for 15 years. Pat has taught fabric dyeing at the national level, most recently at AQS QuiltWeek Paducah in April 2020. Pat encourages individual expression, while also drawing from traditional fiber-based techniques.
Pat was presented the 2015 Teacher of the Year award by the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals, nominated by her peers for her contributions in teaching fiber arts processes to a variety of populations.