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David Taylor Quilts

Spring will soon be here

Winter is melting away here in the Colorado Rockies, and I, for one, am hoping for an early Spring. Meanwhile, I had a blast with the El Camino Quilters in Southern California last week. The guild meeting was my first lecture of 2015, and I hope the ladies had as much fun as I did. My class was held at "Quilt in a Day" - home to Eleanor Burns' shop and studio. Eleanor, Orion, and the incredible staff at the shop were a joy to work with. I still can't figure out WHY the clock always seems to speed up during my classes. Thank you, El Camino Quilters!

A 'Grand' seminar

At the beginning of May, I'll be teaching six days of workshops at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan. I taught at the Needle Art Seminars in 2013, yet it seems like yesterday. Follow this link - Grand Hotel - for information on registering for classes. If horse-drawn carriages, a ferry boat ride, an elegant room at a landmark hotel, and fine dining aren't enticing enough - I only have two more words to add: dessert buffet. Sign me up!

Holly's Quilt Cabin

I'll be teaching two applique workshops at one of my favorite quilt shops in the universe: Holly's Quilt Cabin in Centennial, Colorado. For the past few years, I have considered 'Holly's' to be my home-away-from-home fabric shop. Kari and her incredible staff work tirelessly to provide exceptional customer service, and they have a GREAT selection of fabrics, patterns and kits. On Friday, March 6, I'll be teaching a pictorial hand applique class, followed by a two-day workshop over the weekend featuring my NEW storybook applique pattern "Eat Your Carrots!" It will also include a hand embroidery lesson and information on getting rid of seam allowance 'shadowing.' Limited space is still available in either workshop. These are my ONLY pictorial hand-applique workshops in Colorado in 2015! CLICK HERE.

Thank you for the clicks!

In my January newsletter, I announced that online registration was open for my five-day workshop in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. I also provided a link to my website, which I had redesigned and coded this winter. Those who tried to view my website probably received an error message about bandwidth instead. I am grateful and overwhelmed by the response. Apparently my server was overwhelmed, too, and crashed. Thank you (I think?). I truly did not imagine my newsletter would be that popular. The issue was resolved the next day, and the site was up and running again, albiet with more bandwidth allocated! (Fingers crossed.)

Now, about the New Hampshire event at the Silver Fox Inn in September: I'm thrilled to announce that there are only three spots left. Then I'll start a wait list. Don't delay -- this will be my only extended workshop on the East Coast in 2015. The double occupancy rate is just $948.00 per student and includes four full days and two half-days of instruction, all meals and shared accommodations. Review all the Silver Fox Inn workshop information by clicking HERE.

On the West Coast, there are a few seats available for my March/April class at The Cotton Patch in Lafayette, California; and registration is open for Art Quilt Tahoe in November. There are a dozen or so art quilt instructors in Tahoe for the week-long event. Please, tell your friends and join us for an unforgettable retreat.

Of course, with both coasts covered, I've got one more extended workshop scheduled for this September in the center of the U.S. on Madeline Island in Wisconsin. A friendly staff, a great class room, warm cookies and apple pie... could life get any better? Click here for more about MISA: Madeline Island School of the Arts.

Until next month,