David Taylor’s quilts are often mistaken as paintings, and that makes him very happy. His works are adapted from photographs, and his technique evolved from his love of jigsaw puzzles. In this workshop, students will learn the secrets to his craft. Topics include his unique pattern drawing method and layered, freezer paper appliqué technique. A strong emphasis is placed on fabric selection and using those fabrics wisely. A simple, single subject matter works best for this multiple-day workshop: a pet portrait, a bird, an animal. A flower may be acceptable; however, flowers have a higher degree of difficulty due to their color behavior. Human portraiture, architectural elements and landscapes are not recommended. Students are required to submit image options in advance by email. Please visit davidtaylorquilts.com/workshop.html for more information.
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In the words of the instructor:
“My goal for this workshop is to demonstrate a different way to create appliqué patterns. I can tell you for certain that once your subject matter starts to come alive before your very eyes, you'll be hooked and you won't want to stop working on it. What seemed impossible on Day One will open up every possibility by Day Three. Do you have to applique by hand? No. Though it is my preferred method of assembly, I've had students fuse, glue, machine stitch, satin stitch and piece together by hand. Actual construction of your project will probably not happen until well after the workshop ends. But, trust me, it'll be worth it.”
David Taylor resides in Henniker, New Hampshire. He has been the 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 (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.
Artistry Through Appliqué is a 5-day workshop, starting Monday afternoon, September 17 and ending at noon on Friday September 21. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at registration by May 10, with the remaining amount due by August 1, 2018. Workshop including lodging and meals is $460 per person.This is a slight increase due to recent changes in Camp Loucon fee structure.
Preferred: You can register and pay online. Register for Quilting Adventures 2018 - 9/17/2018
If you prefer you can mail the payment and registration to the event administrator. The contact information is on the registration page.
Register by May 10, 2018.
The balance due August 1, 2018. No refunds will be made after September 1, 2018.