Saturday, January 15, 2011

David Taylor Machine Quilt Class

The Oklahoma City Winter Quilt show is this weekend.  It is always held in January at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.  David Taylor is one of their featured instructors this year.  Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be able to take his machine quilting class with my friend Freda. 
David Taylor has won many awards for his pictorial quilts.  They are gorgeous, take a look.
I took this picture at the 2008 Houston International Quilt Festival.
This was also the 2008 Houston IQF.  Notice he won a blue ribbon for this quilt.
He was a grand prize winner at the 2006 Houston IQF. 
The class he taught was called "Free Motion Quilting - Yes, You Can Stipple!".  This is one of the quilt sandwiches he gave us to practice our stippling.  He has us quilt randomly around the little designs, practicing how to meander.  The class lasted from 9am - 4pm and it flew by.  He is a very good instructor and very entertaining.  I am so glad I took his class.  If you are interested in learning to machine quilt on a domestic sewing machine and you have the opportunity to take one of his classes I would recommend it. 

Until next time,

5 comments:

Elisabeth said...

So nice for you to have the possibility to take this class. When is his next class? I would love to learn more of quilting.

Elisabeth

Katydid said...

I LOVE the rooster quilt. What a talented individual.
Kelly

Nedra said...

How fun to meet the talented David Taylor. I visited with his mother one time at a quilt show and she was so proud of her son. (as she should be)

Sonia said...

That's amazing...those quilts look just like paintings!!! What talent! Stay warm today..it's brutal out there...18 degrees this am!

Miss Bloomers

Mama Koch said...

I took a Pam Clarke class and loved it too.