“I see the world for its beauty and majesty. The intricate, the ornate, the royal… All of this catches my eye. You can say I have soulful eyes.”

My passion for sewing materialized at the age of 9, when I sat down at my mother’s sewing machine for the first time. At the age of 13, I joined a sewing school in my native Buenos Aires, learning everything about fabrics, dressmaking, and patterns. For many years I lived in this wonderful world, until it was time to go to college. I decided to study law and sew on the side, but soon realized that this was not my dream. I dropped out and took three years of painting classes and around this time, I met the love of my life, Walter Bravo. Twenty-seven years later, we’re still married and have a beautiful son together. He is my friend, my confidant, my everything… and my partner in our company, Art Gallery Fabrics.

In 1989, we moved to the United States and I became pregnant with my son, Alex. My life changed radically after the move. Everything was completely new for me: the people, the culture, the food, the city. It was such an intense period of adaption, that for a good amount of time, I had no energy to do the things that I loved and cherished. That all changed when Walter got me my first sewing machine! With that, I immediately came back to life!

I fell in love with quilting, sewing triangles and squares together, eventually teaching myself everything that could be achieved using traditional quilting techniques. Throughout the years, my taste started evolving and I began to cross the bridge towards art quilts. First, I started with landscapes and with time my style became more abstract. I had a hard time finding color variations in batiks and that’s when I decided to paint my own fabrics. I began to see that quilters loved them, and not too long after that, Walter and I founded Art Gallery Fabrics.

I am convinced that everybody is born to do something in life. 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.

 

 


      

Taking inspiration from the world around her, Pat Bravo designs collections that will set you on a journey around the globe. Her designs speak different languages and teach us the boundless possibilities of colors and patterns. With her designs you will break the chains of the traditional and venture into a world ruled by elegance, sophistication, and vibrant color.

 

NEW! Pat’s signature flowers and delicate homey designs arise on this collection.
Three tonal color stories with Pat’s signature patterns.
Travel to a time decorated with pieces of Pop art and clean bold shapes.
Artisan is a mix of etching florals, wood carving and denim rustic textures.

 

A collection that captures the ethnic expression through a medley of etchings.
This vintage-inspired collection invites you to connect the past and future.
Pat’s most versatile prints come together in trendy yet timeless palettes.
Be fearless! Be bold! Wear your heart on your sleeve with this bright collection!

 

Flower Power! Peace & Love! This is the signature of this colorful line!
Girly Girl turns into Wild Child in this daring collection.
“Back to the roots” beauty with globally-inspired prints in an eclectic palette.
Get swept away by this naive, romantic collection.

 

An eclectic collection of Scandinavian prints in bright tones.
A magical mix of exotic florals in hypnotic colors.
An artful pairing of tribal and bold floral prints.
An elegant Moroccan inspired collection.

 

Seductive prints with a Parisian flair.
An intricate collection with a vintage feel.
Retro-pop prints in alluring candy colors.
Art Nouveau prints in two luscious palettes.

 

Dress your little ones with this romantic collection.
A more vibrant take on the original Alhambra collection.
Soothing colors to lift up your spirit.
Inspired by the beauty found in nature.

 

An exquisite mix of Eastern inspired prints in fun colors.
Oriental typography prints in a hand-stamped metallic look.
An imaginary trip to India with exotic florals and scrolls.
A romantic collection for all Shabby Chic lovers.

 

A concept similar to Feelings I in a chocolate palette with soft greens and blues.
Motivational and uplifting quotes in a luscious berry palette.
Colors that transport you to the golden sun over the Mediterranean Sea.
Go back in time with this delicate 40s collection.

 

A relaxing collection in soft, soothing tones.
Experience the comfort and elegance of this Asian-inspired collection.
The past gets revisited in this colorful collection.
A playful and bubbly mix of swirly flowers.

 

Cutting-edge oriental designs in sophisticated colors.