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David Taylor

David Taylor

David Taylor
Henniker, New Hampshire

www.davidtaylorquilts.com

David Taylor was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire and currently lives in Henniker, NH. 
His obsession with fabric began at an early age, salvaging tiny scraps from his mother’s sewing area trash bin.

David’s first quilt design was in 1999, collaborating on a fundraiser project for Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO, with friend Madeleine Vail. 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.

David Taylor is a two-time recipient of the 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). His works hang in numerous private collections.


Thursday, July 25

8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30- 4:30 p.m.
Easy Pictorial Applique

Easy Pictorial Appliqué FULL

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Level: ALL; HS

$30.00 Kit fee

This workshop demonstrates David’s layered, hand-appliqué technique with simple appliqué shapes using freezer paper templates and liquid starch. The class will also cover how David builds his pictorial wall quilts and how to get beautiful details by letting the fabric choices do all the hard work. Students have a choice of appliqué kits: sweet pea flower, rose or hummingbird.

$30 kit fee includes full-color instructions, pattern, freezer paper templates, background and pre-washed fabrics.

Friday, July 26

8:30-11:30 a.m.
Photoshop for Quilters

Photoshop for Quilters

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Supply List
Level: ALL

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop in this fun lecture/demo class from David Taylor who has more than 25 years experience in computer graphic design. File types, color adjusting, layering, image editing and more will be covered, and a handout is provided. The class is designed as an overview for those who have little, no, or some experience with the program, or for those who are just curious! It is not necessary to bring a Laptop. Learn how Adobe can help you in your designing and quilting.

Friday, July 26

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Artistry through Applique
Artistry through Applique

Artistry Through Appliqué

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Supply List
Level: ALL

This lecture/demo only class covers every step of David’s process for creating appliqué art quilts that look like paintings using only fabric and thread. Image selection, pattern drawing, choosing fabrics, stitching, quilting and binding are among the topics presented. His technique requires only a love of fabric and a willingness to spend months on the same project. The lecture is funny and informative. Students may record and take photographs.

Saturday, July 27

8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30- 4:30 p.m.
Easy Machine Turned Edge Applique
Easy Machine Turned Edge Applique

Easy Turned Edge Machine Appliqué FULL!

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Supply List
Level: ALL; HW

$30.00 kit fee

No fusing. No gluing. No raw edges. No kidding! This workshop demonstrates David’s virtually invisible, machine appliqué technique with simple, layered appliqué shapes using freezer paper templates, liquid starch, and nylon monofilament thread. A specially designed pattern starts with easy, smooth edges, and becomes a bit more challenging throughout the class. Students will have a finished block by the end of the session!

Kit fee includes full-color instructions, pattern, freezer paper templates, thread, special sewing machine needle, background and pre-washed fabrics.