Patty's Paradise

A Rocky Mountain Fiber Arts Retreat

Photograph by Claudette Anderson

Welcome to a very special haven for the artist's soul

©Photo by DeGrey Phillips

As many of you know, we lost a very dear friend in December 2013.  Patty McNall passed away after succumbing to her injuries incurred in a horse riding accident.  Patty was an accompished weaver and a special member of the Loom Dancer Weaving Odysseys family.  Many of you experienced the true pleasure of spending time with her on our trips.  Her warm smile and infectious spirit touched all that knew her and she will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.


In her memory, Patty's husband DeGrey Phillips, Ginger Snip and Cari Sample Malver have launched a new venture at Patty and DeGrey's Cottonwood Ranch in Ridgway, Colorado.

Tapestry Weaving Workshop June 2016

Patty's Paradise, A Rocky Mountain Fiber Arts Retreat offers a variety of workshops at Cottonwood Ranch that include weaving, dyeing, spinning, felting, knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts.  We bring in talented local artists as well as instructors from around the globe.  Patty's beloved home, Cottonwood Ranch, offers incredible mountain scenery and a spacious and serene landscape with Patty's beloved Tibetan yaks roaming its grounds.


A portion of the proceeds from each workshop and artist retreat held here are donated in Patty's name to charitable projects including scholarships for underprivileged weavers and other worthy causes helping the global textile community.


Patty's Paradise is located between, and minutes away from, Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado on the Uncompahgre River.  For any event at Patty's Paradise, accommodations and transportation are not included.  You may choose from a vatiety of accommodations including B&B's and motels in Ridgway or Ouray.  Or you also have the option of camping at the KOA located across the street from the ranch. Please contact us for more information.

Please take a moment to see what we are all about...

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Photo by DeGrey Phillips

To Patty McNall, A Life Well Lived

3/22/57 - 12/25/13