guest teacher is David Taylor from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. A former
computer graphic artist, David has become an award winning quilter,
best known for his hand appliqué quilts. David has twice won the
Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Quilting award at Houston, is a
two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA Spring Festival in Chicago, and
has won the Wall Machine Quilting Award from AQS.
David will present "The Reluctant Journey of an Art Quilter"
at the 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. meetings. (www.davidtaylorquilts.com)
Floral Pictorial AppliquéWednesday, June 24, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
workshop demonstrates David's 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 from simple shapes by letting the fabric
choices do the hard work. Students will select a pattern from several of
David's designs as their workshop project.
Cost: $50 plus $10 class
kit which includes the pattern with instructions and handout, tracing
paper, freezer paper printouts, and liquid starch and brushes for use in
class. (David also has pre-washed fabric kits available for $30 if a
student is interested in using one of David's kits for the
Machine Appliqué Thursday, June 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
machine appliqué workshop will include demonstrations of his machine
applique technique with simple appliqué shapes, using freezer paper and
liquid starch. Students need to have a sewing machine with a 'blind hem'
stitch capability. The class projects will includes handling a variety
of unique machine appliqué challenges. David's workshop will also cover
how he builds his pictorial wall quilts.
50 registration fee plus a $30 class kit which includes the pattern and
instructions, all pre-washed fabrics to complete the project and muslin
fabric for stabilizer, tracing paper, freezer paper, and liquid starch
and paint brushes.