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.
(View from upstairs studio down into the living room)
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.