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Spring Paducah 2019 Instructor | Lexie Millikan

Lexie Abra Millikan

Spring Paducah 2019 Lexie MillikanLexie Abra Millikan is a fiber artist and instructor based in Paducah, KY. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute, Lexie began teaching and lecturing throughout the Midwest and beyond. She currently serves as Interim Director for the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, and has earned several awards, grants, and scholarships for her dyeing and surface design work.

Her work has been featured in galleries and shows throughout the United States and is part of the permanent collection of several galleries, including the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. Learn more at lexieabra.com.

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Spring Paducah 2019 Instructor | Marti Michell

Marti Michell

Spring Paducah 2019 marti-michellMarti Michell is often introduced as a pioneer in the current quilt revival. In fact, in 1972 when Marti and her husband Richard started Yours Truly, Inc., a patchwork kit company, there was no quilt industry. Since then, she has contributed to the industry in almost every capacity.

Whether she is participating as a teacher, quilter, author, publisher, manufacturer, designer, consultant, judge, or quilt collector, Marti’s enthusiasm for and love of quilting is always evident. Since 1995 the Michells have manufactured the From Marti Michell line of acrylic templates and specialty rulers for rotary cutting. In addition to the 2004 Silver Star, a prestigious “lifetime achievement” award given at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Marti also received the first Michael Kile Award given for commitment to creativity and excellence in the quilting industry in 1991. See more at frommarti.com.

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Spring Paducah 2019 Instructor | Donelle McAdams

Donelle McAdams

Spring Paducah 2019 Donelle McAdamsDonelle McAdams is a quilt maker, teacher, and designer of popular patterns and tools. Previously a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, she has owned a quilt shop for over 35 years. As a Promoted Educator for Westalee/Sew Steady, Donelle teaches Westalee Ruler Work classes internationally. Her love and enthusiasm for sewing and quilting is infectious; taking a class with Donelle is guaranteed to be information-packed, inspirational, and FUN!

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Spring Paducah 2019 Instructor | Ann Holte

Ann Holte

Lancaster 2019

Ann has been quilting since 1975, when she thought everything had to be pieced and quilted by hand to be a “real quilt.” Since then, she has learned that real quilts are sewn in as many ways as there are quilters. She is particularly interested in working with vintage quilts to translate and interpret their designs by using modern methods and techniques. Ann started teaching in the 1980s and, along with her husband, opened a quilt shop in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1997. Now living in the Hershey area, she is involved with four quilt guilds, two of which she started, and meets regularly with an antique quilt study group in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She teaches quilting workshops; delivers lectures at quilt guilds, historical societies, and national retreats and shows; designs patterns and quilting templates; and writes about quilting. Find out more at annholtequilting.com.

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Spring Paducah 2019 Instructor | Klaudeen Hansen

Klaudeen Hansen

Spring Paducah 2019 ricky-timsKlaudeen Hansen is the editor of the AQS Quilt Art Engagement Calendar, which annually features the work of regional quilters. Klaudeen’s quilts have been featured in many invitational shows in both the United States and Europe, and her “Amish Influences” exhibit of twelve wall quilts was shown in Oslo, Norway during the Olympics in 1994. Klaudeen, who is listed in Who’s Who in American Quilting, loves to teach and travel the world. A trip to Japan’s International Quilt Expo in Tokyo, where 1,000 quilts were displayed, gave Klaudeen a new focus for her popular exchange quilt classes and lots of new ideas to share with her students.

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Spring Paducah 2019 Instructor | Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Spring Paducah 2019 victoria-findlay-wolfeWith a background in fine arts studies, Victoria Findlay Wolfe isn’t happy unless she is making something. She always knew she’d become some kind of artist, and then one day, to her surprise, quilts became her greatest passion.

Based in New York City, Victoria is an award-winning international quilter and the author of three books, 15 Minutes of Play: Improvisational Quilts, Double Wedding Ring Quilts: Traditions Made Modern, and Modern Quilt Magic: 5 Parlor Tricks to Expand Your Piecing Skills. She enjoys teaching and exhibiting both nationally and internationally, as well as designing for Marcus Fabrics, Sizzix, and Aurifil. She is a proud JUKI USA Ambassador.

Victoria is active behind the scenes with Quilt Alliance, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, and her own community-based quilt drives. Find her at vfwquilts.com.

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Spring Paducah 2019 Instructor | Kaye England

Kaye England

Spring Paducah 2019 Kaye EnglandKaye was born on a farm in Glasgow, Kentucky and now resides on an eight- acre farm in Indianapolis, Indiana where she plays mom to llamas and goats. The farm life never leaves, however she must pack and hit the road to share her love of patchwork piecing techniques and a great philosophy of life.

Kaye has owned three quilt shops, two gift shops, and two tearooms in her retail career, loving all parts of working with consumers and sharing the love of design, decorating, and patchwork. (Well, of course eating, too!) Kaye has designed many collections of fabric for Wilmington Prints and currently has new lines twice a year. She has written 15 books, and designed many patterns and block- of-the-month programs for quilt shops. She also has embroidery collections on many of her fabric lines with OESD – Oklahoma Embroidery Supply and Design.

Kaye has been described as a colorful individual generating enthusiasm and excitement in her work and having great fun in the process. She has taught in all 50 states and many countries, sharing her unique style of teaching, enthusiasm, and sense of humor. Even though Kaye has semi-retired, she continues to travel and make numerous quilts. Learn more at kayeengland.com.

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Spring Paducah 2019 Instructor | Robbi Joy Eklow

Robbi Joy Eklow

Spring Paducah 2019 Robbi Joy EklowRobbi Joy Eklow is an award-winning quilter, teacher, and lecturer, and she comes by it honestly, having earned an engineering degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Robbi lectures and teaches internationally, and she has shown quilts and won ribbons in major quilt shows across the United States. She has designed quilts and written articles for many quilting publications,and has also written two books about quilting. For Robbi, fiber is a way to introduce herself to people, and she loves working with others to help them find their own voices through fiber art. Learn more at robbieklow.com.

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Spring Paducah 2019 Instructor | Michelle Crawford

Michele Crawford

Spring Paducah 2019 Michelle CrawfordAs a quilt designer, teacher, and author, Michele has always been involved in sewing and crafts. She started sewing on her grandmother’s Singer featherweight when she was nine years old, making doll clothes, and the rest is history.

In 1989, Michele began designing cross-stitch, fabric crafts, and quilting designs (over 4,500 to date) for a variety of needlework and quilting publications, later starting her own internet store, Flower Box Quilts. Since 2009, Michele has been teaching quilting classes and presenting lectures at shows across the country. She loves to interact with quilters, sharing her tips and techniques to help everyone succeed.

When Michele and her husband Tom are not on the road for Flower Box Quilts, they love to spend time with their four adult children and five grandchildren. See more at flowerboxquilts.com.

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Spring Paducah 2019 Instructor | Pam Bocko

Pam Bocko

Spring Paducah 2019 Pam BockoPam has been designing and creating things as long as she can remember. After working many years in the medical field, she made a drastic career change and obtained a degree in Interior Design. Since then, she has turned her focus to designing original quilting and sewing patterns through her company, Pieceful Designs. Pam loves to encourage sewists of all levels and abilities by creating diverse patterns, and she gets her design ideas from just about everywhere: nature, architecture, or even a funny joke. Pam has received awards on both the local and national levels and has been published in several magazines, including Quilter’s Home and Quilter’s World. Pam Lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband Rick and has three adult daughters and one four-legged child. See more at piecefuldesigns.com.

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