Quilt Festival Houston 2022

Information about the classes I am teaching during Festival


Turned-Edge Pictorial Applique - Chickadee

Wednesday, November 2

Using his chickadee kit as a project, David will teach you the technique he uses to create his award-winning animal portraiture art quilts. If you are afraid of hand applique, this fun and informative workshop is for you. Topics include using freezer paper templates, turning seam allowances, and an invisible stitching method.
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Turned-Edge Hand Applique - Sweet Pea

Thursday, November 3

Create an appliquéd flower block. Choosing the proper fabrics makes all the difference in creating representational art. Topics includes fussy-cutting fabric, using freezer paper templates and mastering a virtually invisible applique stitch. The kit for the class includes all materials.
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Stationary Quilting Machine Basics

Friday, November 4

Frustrated with cramming your quilt into the small throat of your domestic machine? Thinking about upsizing to a stationary/sit-down longarm? David Taylor has been quilting on these machines for more than a decade and will introduce you to all the exciting, easy features of the HQ Capri by Handi Quilter.
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Artistry through Appliqué

Saturday, November 5

I will relate, through a digital slide show and amusing anecdotes, how I create my art quilts that look like paintings. From a unique pattern-drawing method, to fabric selection, quilting and binding, my entire process is explained in this lecture-format class.
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Create Custom Patterns in Adobe Creative Cloud

Saturday, November 5

Learn the print and digital design programs of Adobe Creative Cloud in this fun lecture/demo class. The class is designed as an overview for those who have little, no, or some experience with these programs, or for those who are just curious. The lecture will include: InDesign (page layout), Illustrator (line drawings/patterns), Photoshop (images), and Acrobat (PDFs).
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Fill in the Blanks

Sunday, November 6

Staring at open spaces? Not sure which design you want to use on your quilt? Do you hate making feathers? David will show you fun ways to fill in the blanks, from easy stippling and loop-de-loop and to easy grid work and organic motifs.
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