Fiber artist’s studio ready for visitors

Cuba, Missouri auto-biographical quilt

Pat Cookson's "Quilt of LIfe." represents many significant parts of her life.

Usually, when we hear the term art, we think of paintings, sculpture, or maybe dance. But Cuba, Missouri is lucky to have a needle artist of award winning stature and her studio in our midst.

Pat Cookson, an Indian Hills resident, uses her needle to create fiber art of significance and meaning. Often the pieces reflect happenings in her own life.

Cookson is from a long line of needle artists, and she has family pieces and collections on display in her Indian Hills Gallery, which is named the Two Pats Gallery to honor her mother, also named Pat , who taught her many of her skills. The Gallery can be visited by individuals or groups by  appointment  through her website (www.twopatsgallery.com). A recent Cuba Free Press article “Indian Hills needle artist garners national recognition” deals with Cookson’s life and work in more detail and can be read by clicking on the title.

Recently, Cookson, won a national award for her silk ribbon embroidered fireplace screen from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Cookson became a member of the organization in 2010.

For those with an appreciation for the history and creation of fiber arts, The Two Pats Gallery is ready for visitors.

Silk ribbon embroidered fireplace screen Two Pats Gallery

Pat Cookson's fiber art skills created this award winning silk ribbon embroidered fireplace screen. The screen took 240 hours of work.

Oriental Art by Pat Cookson Two Pats Gallery

This oriental wall hanging shows Cookson's love of oriental art.

Children's corner of fiber art Two Pats Gallery Cuba, MO

The Children's Corner in Cookson's Gallery displays many of her hand crafted talents: hand-painted dolls with vintage outfits, a hand-hooked rug, an embroidered quilt to honor children's writer Beatrix Potter with her characters in fabric, and much more.

Lace Collection Two Pats Gallery

Cookson's lace collection holds many examples of fine lace.

Pat Cookson Two Pats Gallery Cuba, MO

In the corner of her gallery, Cookson has all her materials and equipment close at hand so that she can continue her passion in the fiber arts.

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