Sue Nickels Michigan
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Sue Nickels has been quilting for over 30 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. She has been teaching machine techniques for the past 20 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally for shops, guilds and major conferences, including AQS, IQA and NQA, also teaching internationally in England, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Her major awards include 1998 AQS Best of Show for “The Beatles Quilt” made with her sister, Pat Holly. Her quilt, “The Space Quilt” won the 2003 IQA Master of Machine Artistry Award and the 2004 AQS Machine Workmanship Award. Most recently, their collaborative quilt “Tea at Tenby” won 2009 Best of Show at the Birmingham Festival of Quilts in England. She has two books- “Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques” and “Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué” co-authored with Pat. Her new book “Fabulous Feathers and Fillers: Design and Machine Quilting Techniques” will be available Spring 2013. She has been a judge for many quilt shows, from small guild shows to large national shows. Her priority in the workshops she teaches is to provide a relaxed environment for students to learn machine techniques that are timesaving. She emphasizes the best quality workmanship, never compromising quality for speed!
Machine Quilting - A Primer of Techniques