Saint Anne's Studio, founded in 1992, was named for the patron saint of seamstresses. It is a place for its founder, Patty Curry, to explore creative expression
in many forms -- quilting, painting, encaustics.
Patty likes to think of her work, regardless
of the medium, as assemblages... cutting fabric apart to sew it
together, combining images and text to tell a story, putting pastel
to paper as a way of exploring her environment inside and out.
Patty loves to make things. She loves to quilt, draw,
paint, knit, write, assemble. She first learned to sew from her
mother at a young age. Twelve years ago she started quilting after
succumbing to her friend Susan Holland's urgings to take a quilt
class. She often collaborates with her mother, Terry "Mama" Curry,
who is an extraordinary hand quilter.
Since then, she's been enjoying many forms of the
art and craft of cutting fabric apart and sewing it back together again.
The quilts she makes range from traditional to contemporary.
Patty also enjoys leading quilting retreats and teaching classes. She is the past president of the Wiltwyck Quilters Guild and a member of Christ the King Episcopal Church quilters. Both groups make quilts to benefit charities such as the Rondout Valley Food Pantry, Rural and Migrant Ministry, and the Kingston women's shelter.
Patty came to the Hudson Valley in 1979 to attend art school at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her recent work in pastel and encaustic include landscapes from Tuscany, Cape Cod and the mid-Hudson Valley. She has continued her studies at the Women's Studio Workshop and at the Woodstock School of Art.
Patty Curry works out of her studio,
in High Falls, New York,
with her blessed & beloved dogs, Thalia and Willie.