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Speaker: David Taylor

David Taylor will present a program titled, “Artistry through Applique”. Join us and learn David’’s process for creating stunning appliqué art quilts that look like paintings using only fabric and thread. From pattern drawing to binding, every step is included. His technique requires only a love of fabric and quilting, and a willingness to spend months on the same project. The lecture is funny and informative. So get your seat today!

David was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire and currently lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

His obsession with fabric began at an early age, salvaging tiny scraps from his mother's sewing area trash bin. This began his love and appreciation for fabric and texture.

David's first quilt design was in 1999, collaborating on a fundraiser project for Strings Music Festival in Steamboat with friend and fellow quilter Madeleine Vail of Clark, CO. Madeleine encouraged him to keep after it.

Following a visit to Houston in 2002 for the International Quilt Festival, his obsession with fabric turned into an obsession for quilting as art. In 2008, he became an ambassador for HandiQuilter and their Sweet Sixteen sit-down quilting machine. He has exhibited his art quilts internationally and teaches at numerous venues throughout the year.

David Taylor is a two-time recipient of the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Quilting from the International Quilt Association (2006, 2014), the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award from the American Quilters Society (Paducah Quilt Week, 2008), and a two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA's Spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008), among many others. See more at

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