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Paducah, KY 42002-3290

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Quilting Community AQS News

AQS Authors Win Big in Birmingham

Festival of Quilts 2009

by Sylvia J. Thomas

Paducah, Kentucky – September 3, 2009: Pat Holly and Sue Nickels won the Best of Show award for their beautiful quilt “Tea at Tenby” at the 2009 Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England. This year’s event at the NEC Birmingham displayed more than 600 quilts in 12 categories. Pat and Sue were not able to attend the festival and Pat stated, “It was quite a wonderful surprise to win an award and we are both very honored to have been recognized at such a great show.”

“Tea at Tenby” is not a stranger to the spotlight. This quilt was also a winner in April of 2009 at the AQS 25th Annual Quilt Show & Contest where it received a first-place award in the Bed Quilts, Home Sewing Machine category.

Pat and Sue coauthored Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué and Sue is the author of Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques. Both books are available from AQS at As a bonus, look for an article in the March 2010 issue of American Quilter magazine from Pat on the edge-finish technique used on this award-winning quilt!

Congratulations to Pat and Sue. We can’t wait to see what this quilting duo will stitch up next.