Apr 5, 2013 Staff

Holdaway earns excellence award

Ethel Holdaway, of Riverton, was one of five Amedisys hospice aides nationwide to earn the 2012 Spirit of Excellence Award.

Holdaway has been a hospice aide for more than 25 years.

Quilter showing work in contest

A Pavillion area quilter has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2013 AQS QuiltWeek, April 24 to April 27, at the Paducah Expo Center in Paducah, Ky.

Laura Trenbeath has been chosen to display two quilts, Big Bang Theory and Upper Body Workout, along with 401 others in the annual contest, which is now in its 29th year. Winners will be announced at the awards presentation, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah, Ky.

Regardless of how Big Bang Theory or Upper Body Workout places in the final judging, all semi-finalists' quilts will be displayed at the show, which is expected to draw more than 30,000 people. Quilts were entered in this international contest from 46 states and 11 other countries.

From stitching to landscapes, animals, and modern art to making extraordinary quilts using traditional patterns, today's quiltmakers continue to create glorious pieces of art, said AQS founder and president Meredith Schroeder. The American Quilter's Society hosts four shows annually, each with its own quilt contest. Besides their original Paducah, Ky., show, AQS hosts other prestigious shows In Lancaster, Pa., Des Moines, Iowa, and the newest location, Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Big Bang Theory quilt is a full size bed quilt and the Upper Body Workout is a whole cloth quilt.

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