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Laura D. Patrick
Laura D. Patrick’s mother was an avid seamstress, but as a child, Laura steered clear of the mechanized needle––choosing, instead, the quiet world of needlework. Throughout college she was a lineman fueling aircraft, worked as a Space Camp counselor, and was a researcher at NASA. Following her graduation with a degree in physics, she worked in the air and missile defense program. Laura didn’t start quilting, however, until her late twenties, when she started taking handwork on business trips. Life changed in 2001 when Laura resigned to care for her children full-time, and then gained recognition for spearheading a project known as “The Quilt That Raised the Roof” which raised money to repair tornado damage to her church. At two stories tall and 200 square feet, “The Quilt That Raised the Roof” is now a permanent fixture at Huntsville’s Trinity United Methodist Church. Laura has been married to the love of her life, Brian, since 1993; they have two children. Her co-conspirator and co-author is Ed Ditto.
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