Patricia Stoddard PhD, author and former assistant Professor at Brigham Young University, has taught, researched, and done humanitarian work in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. She lived in Pakistan between 1996-1998. Since that time she has focused her research on the study and documentation of the ralli quilts of Pakistan and India. She is the author of Ralli Quilts: Traditional Textiles from Pakistan and India (2003). She has lectured extensively about rallis to many groups, both nationally and internationally, and has also assisted museums with consulting, collections, and exhibitions.