Applique Away On Galveston Bay
Teri Henderson Tope has sewn her whole life and has been a quiltmaker since 1983. She is an nationaly recognized teacher and lecturer who loves all types of applique. Creative and full of life, Teri’s motto is “Well behaved women seldom make history,so let’s make a little history”. Her quilts have been exhibited in shows across the UnitedStates and in Japan, winning an award or two. Her quilts and patterns have been published in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Quilter’s Quarterly, The American Quilter, Keepsake Quilting and Clotilde.
Teri is the Author of “Applique in Reverse”,"Home Sewn Celebrations" and "Bagit", published by the American Quilter’s Society. And has online classes with iquilt.com. Teri has also designed and self published over 40 patterns. She is a member of the Applique Society since 1998 and served 6 years on the TAS board as Marketing Chair. She is a past member of The
National Quilter’s Society and it’s Columbus Ohio chapter, The
Quintessential Quilting of which she served as Vice President and
President, and the American Quilters Society. Teri loves to travel,teach, lecture and share her joy of applique.
David Taylor was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire and currently lives in Henniker, NH.
His obsession with fabric began at an early age, salvaging tiny scraps from his mother's sewing area trash bin.
David's first quilt design was in 1999, collaborating on a fundraiser project for Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO, with friend Madeleine Vail. Madeleine encouraged him to keep after it.
Following a visit to Houston in 2002 for the International Quilt Festival, his obsession with fabric turned into an obsession for quilting as art.
David Taylor is a two-time 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 (Paducah Quilt Week, 2008), and a two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA's Spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008). His works hang in numerous private collections.
"Whoooo Goes There?"
Two things inspire me with Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs: Creating things of beauty, and helping others to find their creative voice while gaining the skills to make beautiful things. Behind me in all of this is God, the ultimate creator of all beauty.
I grew up with a legacy of family heirlooms. Antiques passed down with love and history that were relished and used. Among the furniture, china and silver was the hand work of my ancestors: lovely linens and quilts hand-stitched with decorative threads to grace a table or a bed. All expressions of the makers’ love for their families and friends, and hope in the future expressed creatively.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Through the years quilting has provided Bonnie with many different community experiences. She, along with elementary students designed a quilt comprised of a block from each class, which now hangs in the school. She taught a church ladies group to quilt, who in turn created a quilt that hangs in their church. Growing out of a nursing career including Hospice nursing, Bonnie, makes quilts out of deceased loved one’s clothing….memory quilts that represent the story of a loved one’s life. This, she feels, has been her most important job in her quilting career.