April 2022 Block of the Month

April 2022 Block of the Month

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Featured Artists:

Sue Nickels and Pat Holly 

Sue has been quilting for over 40 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. Sue has been teaching machine techniques for the past 30 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally and internationally for shops, guilds and major conferences. Sue is an AQS author and her most recent book is “Fabulous Feathers and Fillers”. Sue has also been a judge for many quilt shows. Sue has latest projects include ruler work and she has developed her own rulers for machine quilting! Sue’s priority in the workshops she teaches is to provide a relaxed environment for students to learn machine techniques that are timesaving. Sue emphasizes the best quality workmanship, never compromising quality for speed!

Pat sees the quilts she makes as a culmination of many experiences in her life. A lifelong exposure to sewing, love of history and the need to create are all part of Pat’s quiltmaking. She studied weaving and graphic design in art school. The skills learned in art school and the years of experience with the sewing machine allow her to design and produce the quilts that pay tribute to the textile creators of the past. She has been making quilts for over 40 years. In addition to being an author and teacher, Pat has won many national awards for her quilts. 

Sue and Pat have won numerous awards for their collaborative quilts. These include the 1998 AQS Best of Show for “The Beatles Quilt” and “Two of Us” which won the 2014 AQS Home Machine Workmanship Award. Together they held the Hollygirls Quilt Retreats in northern Michigan for 7 years, teaching the machine techniques they have used on their quilts. 

Sue’s website is: www.Sue-Nickels.com 

Pat’s website is: www.pink-elephant.net

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