David Taylor

Charleston 2019

David TaylorDavid Taylor’s love of fabric began when he was a child digging through his mother’s sewing trash bin, creating costumes, clothing, and “crafty things” on her 1967 Sears Kenmore sewing machine. David wondered in those early days why anyone would want to cut up beautiful fabric. Since then, artistic expression in David’s life has taken many forms, including a career as a graphic artist. With every quilt, his evolution from graphic artist to world-renowned quilter shows heart, passion, story, and the incredible ability to cut up beautiful fabrics and turn them into works of art. David’s many awards include the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry at the International Quilt Festival (2006, 2014); the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah (2007); two Best of Show awards at the IQA Spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008); and the Best MidArm/LongArm Quilting Award at Quilt Colorado (2014). David’s art quilts hang in numerous private collections worldwide. He is a passionate ambassador for Handi Quilter’s Sweet Sixteen quilting machine. See his quilts at davidtaylorquilts.com.