David Taylor | Des Moines 2017 Instructor


David 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. But he 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 Machine Workmanship Award for Wall Quilts at the American Quilter’s Society Paducah Annual Quilt Show (2007); a two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA Spring Festival Chicago (2007, 2008); and 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.

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