(View from upstairs studio down into the living room)

Tuesday evening, February 17, 2016, David Taylor’s home in Steamboat Springs, CO caught fire from an explosion. Steamboat Today reported, "It is thought that snow falling from a roof triggered an explosion at a Steamboat Springs duplex Tuesday night …” David is an award-winning quilt artist and a beloved quilt teacher who has also been featured on TheQuiltShow.com. David was was not home at the time. He was teaching in Chicago.

David texted Ricky Tims this message: "My house blew up while I'm here in Chicago. I am devastated, but will be fine. I think my Berninas melted.” Subsequently he said, "My friends who were allowed in to get stuff from my office do not want me to see inside because, apparently, it's devastating to look at.”
TQS will report more as soon as we know more details. TQS is asking the quilt community to keep David in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult and emotional time.

#33 Carolyn Sims 2016-02-27 11:38
Marion County, WV. So sorry for you going through this house fire. Stay strong and everything will work out ok. I went through a total loss of house fire in 1985. Prayers are with you! Love your quilting and patterns! Thank God know one was home during this time.
#32 Charmart 2016-02-25 11:26
I am so sorry to hear and see what happened to your home. I glad you were not injured. It must be devastating. My prayers are with you.
#31 Lynnette Knight 2016-02-22 18:48
So sorry to here about your home, but glad to here you are ok, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
#30 Priscilla Knoble 2016-02-22 11:59
Losing your works of art, studio and fabric is devastating. I'm so sorry...but glad that you were unharmed.
#29 Donna 2016-02-22 09:21
Did David live in Alaska in the early 80s? I lived there then and remember a male quilter that attended a retreat. Just wondering.
#28 Linda Genslicki 2016-02-22 07:37
My thoughts and prayers are with you.While this is devastating, you have the strength to get through this. You are safe which matters most. Take your time, and don't get overwhelmed. Prayers.
#27 Wendy Turnbull 2016-02-21 15:10
Oh, David, so very sorry to hear this bad news. I am glad you weren't there when this happened. I know you don't have pets so that wasn't a concern for you. I hope the damage is less than you might fear. Any help you need - let us know.
#26 Trish Bendler FLwag 2016-02-21 11:40
Ahh David, my heart breaks for you. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong; you have so many friends who will help in any way. Just say the word and we'll be there.
#25 Melissa 2016-02-20 10:57
Giles County, VA quilters send prayers asking for strength and courage for David. I have enjoyed seeing pictures of David's quilts for years and hope his creative spirit will be with him.now.
#24 Kathy Loder 2016-02-19 22:23
My heart is breaking for you! I know you have a small space, but it was so packed full of equipment, supplies, and your favorite things. Please tell us how we can help replace some of what you've lost! So glad you're OK! 18 mos. ago, I lost most of what I owned, so I can relate. It's devastating, but it gets better! We love your work.
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