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David Taylor

David Taylor was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire. As a Navy brat, he was relocated up and down the East Coast of the United States along with his three sisters and two brothers. David completed his high school and college years in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. He currently lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

David’s first quilt design was in 1999, a fundraiser quilt collaboration for Strings Music Festival in Steamboat with friend and professional longarm quilter Madeleine Vail of Clark, CO. Madeleine encouraged him to keep after it. Following a visit to Houston in 2001 for the International Quilt Festival, David’s obsession with fabric turned into an obsession for quilting as art.

Now, after more than a decade into his quilting journey, he has exhibited his work internationally and teaches at numerous venues throughout the year. David’s art quilts are created using hand applique, and are meticulously quilted on his HQ Sweet Sixteen®.

David Taylor has been the recipient of the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Quilting from the International Quilt Association (2006), the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award from the American Quilters Society (Paducah, 2008), and a two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA’s Spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008).

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