Pat Speth began quilting in 1988 when she purchased a wool quilt batting from her Grandmother’s auction. “I checked out a stack of quilt books from the library and fell in love with the patterns and designs, I knew I could not stop with just one quilt.”
Pat started working with 5 inch squares as a basis for her quiltmaking in 1993 after attending her first retreat. She was asked to do a program for her guild in 1997 using the 5″ squares, which gave her the push to explore new uses and techniques for working with the squares. Pat, while working a full time job, started on the book, Nickel Quilts in 1998and was able to have it ready for the publishers in June 2001.
She loves teaching the methods for working with the 5″ squares, and sharing her quilts with others. After juggling her full time job and her quilting for many years, Pat moved into a full time quilting career in July 2003. “I have found my passion in life, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Pat is currently working on her line of individual patterns, a Block of the Month Quilt, and has just finished her fourth book. Her newest release, Nickel Quilts & Borders , was debuted on April 19, 2010 and is available for purchase through her website or at your local quilt shop.
When she is not quilting (a rare and odd occurrence) Pat enjoys traveling with her two webmasters and children, Ray and Roxie, who keep her from getting lost in foreign lands. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
If you would like to contact Pat, please feel free to send e-mail.