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Pat Holly
March is National Craft Month and we are ready to celebrate! Jump into Pat Holly’s miniature world and let the crafting adventures begin. From paper projects to embellishment to coloring, there’s a little bit of everything. Including 38 drawings from her miniature quilts, larger quilts, images from traveling, textile items in her collection, and ideas...
Pat Holly shares techniques from her Best of Show quilt, Saffron Splendor, at AQS QuiltWeek—Grand Rapids, Michigan 2015. Pat’s excitement is contagious! Her quilt, Saffron Splendor, was inspired by a trip to India. She used silk fabric and decorative stitches to create the unique background fabric, then machine appliquéd the next layers of design. Pat...
The simplest explanation of appliqué is to place one layer of fabric over another larger piece, and sew it in place. It’s a creative way to bring design elements to the forefront and make them the stars of your quilt. There are many ways to make beautiful appliqué, and no technique is the best. It...
AQS friend Libby Lehman, a beloved woman, wife, mother, talented quilter, teacher, and artist is struggling with multiple medical issues. Her personality and sense of humor are leading the charge for recovery. Team Libby and her quilting friends are her support through this time. What’s left? Well, what do quilters do at times like this?...
Unbeatable sister duo Pat Holly & Sue Nickels won the Bernina of America Home Machine Quilting Award at QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2014. See their quilt, TWO OF US, and hear their quilting tips in this video interview with AQS Executive Show Director, Bonnie Browning. The quilt was made for thequiltshow.com, Ricky Tims and Alex...
Most quilters love books. They are our source for patterns, beautiful design ideas, and color inspiration. Like the stacks of fabric you love to collect, most quilters have a particular passion for quilting books. But maybe… • you wish you could print patterns easily from your home computer • you’re going on a vacation, and you want to take along some...
The AQS QuiltWeek™ – Paducah, Kentucky event is famed around the world for its many contributions to quilting. Not only do quilters earn the largest cash awards for quilting in the world, miniature quilt artists find a showcase and platform for their unique mastery of fabric, thread, and design. Each year, quilters and non-quilters alike...
Sue Nickels is the author of the new AQS book Fabulous Feathers & Fillers, Design & Machine Quilting Techniques. Sue has been quilting for 34 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work.  She has been teaching machine techniques for the past 22 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally for shops, guilds,...
This Quilt of the Week Video features sisters, Sue Nickels and Pat Holly. Sue and Pat discuss the creation of their beautiful quilt called “New York State of Mind.” Learn how they made the quilt together while living 170 miles apart. Sue and Pat are the authors of  Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué .
Pat Holly and Bonnie Browning discuss her quilt which won the Moda Best Wall Quilt Award at the 28th Annual AQS Quilt Show in Paducah.
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