It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we say farewell to one of our family. Patty passed away after succumbing to injuries incurred in a horse riding accident on
November 15. Patty was an accomplished weaver and a special member of the Loom Dancer Weaving Odysseys team. 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.
Patty had an extraordinary life and truly lived it to the fullest. Adventure travel was one of her great passions. Along with DeGrey and her friends, she traveled
the globe. Patty dove with Great White sharks, rode camels in Petra and India; galloped on horseback in Botswana, Ecuador, Spain, and Mongolia; and explored Africa
from the back of an elephant. Fortunately for us, textile travel quickly became one of her new favorite adventures where she was able to share her enormous talent and enthusiasm with
Loom Dancer weavers on many odysseys. However, Patty's favorite place to weave was closer to home with her weaving family at Tierra Wools in Los Ojos, New Mexico. It was
here that she learned the Rio Grande tradition of weaving and sold the bulk of her work. Patty was an active member of the San Juan Weaving Guild in Montrose, Colorado and the
Intermountain Weavers Conference comprised of fiber artists from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah.