Artist - Patty Eisenbraun

I live in Michigan with my three RescueGals, Annie, Abbey and Maddy along with our two cats, Chloe (19 years) and Bob (17 years) and Ken, aka Mr. Patience. For the last eleven years we have been volunteers for ATRA and supporters of National Airedale Rescue.

In my past life - before ATRA - I owned a screen printing business, was a free lance graphic artist, substitute Art teacher - and Mom. Although my children and Airedales have been the biggest part of my life, my 15 minutes of fame was having a shopping bag I designed, for Roots of Canada, being selected as part of a permanent exhibit done by the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the design wing of the Smithsonian.

Now my spare time is spent with my grandson Noah, now 27 months old, who LOVES my Airedales, working on my dessert in life - oil painting and volunteering for a group that supports a foster home for young boys in Detroit.

Being able to be a part of the Quilting Bee has been one more of those 'dessert' things. It is amazing to me how the talented quilters turn simple line drawings into 'works of art'! It also must be that little-bit-of-terrier in all of the Quilting Bee volunteers that makes this huge, yet very rewarding, undertaking so successful.