Patty Kennedy-Zafred

Juried Artist Member (JAM)

Murrysville, PA
United States

Artist Statement
Patty Kennedy-Zafred has been telling stories through the medium of art quilts for over thirty years, creating thought provoking narratives using fabric, dyes, silkscreens, and ink to develop a visual dialogue with the viewer. Her quilts marry a lifelong fascination with photography, history, and stitch, often reflecting faces of pride and dignity, under challenging circumstances.

Her work has been exhibited in major juried exhibitions, including Fiberart International, CraftForms, Art of the State, Quilt National, Visions, Artist as Quiltmaker, Fantastic Fibers, Quilts=Art=Quilts, plus numerous invitationals and publications. Her work has won top awards at both AQS Festivals and International Quilt Festival, including the prestigious Masters Award. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the State Museum of Pennsylvania, The Textile Museum, International Quilt Museum, San Jose Museum of Textiles, and Smithsonian’s John Heinz History Center, as well as private collections.