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Paducah, KY 42002-3290

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Barbara Holtzman

Barbara Holtzman

Barbara’s mother taught her to sew while she was in junior high and she used that skill to make clothes for a long time. Her first quilting project was a hand-pieced bed quilt that took over five years to complete. Then her attention became focused on small quilts, especially miniature quilts. Because she has a full-time job and enjoys sewing, the idea of making a small quilt appealed to her. She could actually finish that! Plus it’s fun to display the quilts on a wall and admire them (and have them admired!). As Barbara made more quilts, her attention was drawn to the competition side of quilting. Trying to make a quilt good enough to enter into competition helped her get better at piecing, quilting, and all aspects of making a quilt. The design element drew her in because it is another way to be creative. Barbara is able to pick a simple, easy quilt or a complicated design. It’s the whole process she enjoys––from picking out the fabric to putting on that last stitch in the binding.