Monday April 8
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Meeting / Lecture
Monday, April 8, 2019
Artistry Through Appliqué
DAVID TAYLOR was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and currently resides in Henniker, New Hampshire. He has been the 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 (2008), and a two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA's Spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008), among others. His art quilts hang in numerous private collections worldwide.
from David Taylor’s website bio ——————
My obsession with fabric began at an early age: salvaging scraps from my mother's sewing-area trash bin. By the time I was twelve years old, I was unstoppable on her 1967 Sears Kenmore sewing machine, creating costumes, clothing and crafty things. It wasn't until I landed a part-time job at a major fabric store and met Madeleine (Drake) Vail, that I realized there were others in the world who were as addicted to fondling fabric as I was.
In 1999, more than a decade into our friendship, Madeleine and I collaborated on a fundraiser for the "Strings in the Mountains" Music Festival. Our challenge was to create a queen-sized art quilt for the Festival's annual poster design. The quilt would also serve as a major 'silent auction' item. No pressure. We both now quilt as a way of life.
I 'semi-retired' from my career as a computer graphic artist in July 2009. Since that time, I have enjoyed teaching my appliqué and quilting techniques throughout the world. I have logged more than 300,000 actual flight miles (Twelve times the circumference of Planet Earth), journeying to 47 of these United States, five countries, three continents, and 1,000 quilt shops (well, maybe not a thousand - but close).
For more information about David and to see examples of his work, visit his website at davidtaylorquilts.com.
Tuesday April 9, 2019
Full day workshop
Tuesday full day: 9:30 - 3:30p, (setup begins at 9:00)
Workshop Fee $35 ($50 non-members)
Sewing machine with free-motion capability required
Experience: All levels welcome
Materials Fee: $50 (payable to instructor)
Rhythm and Hues - Free Motion Machine Quilting
Find your rhythm in this free-motion machine quilting mini-workshop with David Taylor. Each lesson helps build confidence in stitch regulation and tension adjustment. We’ll be using a variety of thread types – cotton, polyester, glitter, and metallic – on cotton fabric and batting sandwiches. All materials are supplied for this workshop and are included in your materials fee payable to the instructor.
This workshop is best-suited for today’s domestic sewing machines. Older domestic machine models, basic straight stitch models and/or portable sewing machines are not well-suited for this class.