Pat Bravo

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Textile Designer
Location Miami, Florida, United States
Introduction For me, a sewing machine is everything... At the age of nine, I sat down for the first time before my mom’s sewing machine. When I was 13, I joined a sewing school in my native Argentina, where I learned everything about fabrics, dressmaking and patterns. At 20, I met the one that was going to be my husband, the love of my life for 30 years, Walter Bravo. He is my friend, my confident, my everything...and my partner in our company, Art Gallery Fabrics. In 1989, we moved to this country while I became pregnant. Here, I was completely hooked to quilting! I never took a class, but with time, I learned a lot about “traditional quilting” techniques. Hand-painting fabrics for my landscape quilts led me to design my first commercial collection. The rest is history.... I am convinced that everybody is born “to do something” in life. It is possible that, -in the path of your life-, you will have some twists and turns at some moments; but at the end, you will always find your purpose, your destiny. “Creating with fabrics” is a passion I share with many of you. This is what I was born to do, and I am sure that this is what I will do for the rest of my life.