Meet our 2022 Quilt Judges
Black Canyon Quilt Show, Inc. would like to announce the two judges that will judge quilts entered into the 2022 Black Canyon Quilt Show to be held July 15-17, 2022 at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose, Colorado – Cindy Brick, former editor for Quilter's Newsletter, an AQS-certified, ASA-affiliated and USPAP-trained personal property appraiser, and a professional quilt restorer; and David Taylor, two-time recipient of the Master Award for Contemporary Quilting from the IQA, the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award from the AQS, and a two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA's Spring Festival in Chicago. We are excited to have them share their expertise and years of experience with us.
Meet and Greet July 13th, 2022
The Judges will also be available for a meet and greet on Wednesday evening, July 13th, along with announcing the winner of the 2022 Black Canyon Quilt Show’s Best of Show ribbon and their selections for winners of the Judge’s Choice ribbons. Select Events under the Education tab for additional details.
Cindy Brick is an editor, designer and writer who travels the world teaching about quilting and quilt history. A former editor for Quilter's Newsletter, she is also an AQS-certified, ASA-affiliated and USPAP-trained personal property appraiser (25+ years experience), and a professional quilt restorer. She also judges quilt competitions, with venues as varied as the international Quilt Festival, the Pacific International Quilt Festival and the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. She has written hundreds of articles and eight books, including Ghosts & Legends of Colorado’s Front Range, Hanky Panky, the Stitcher’s Language of Flowers, Quilts of the Great Depression, the Fabric Dating Kit, Crazy Quilts, Quilts from the Golden West, Ghosts & Legends of Colorado's Front Range and Colorado Curiosities.
Nearly all of Encyclopedia Britannica's quilt-related entries are her writing; she also consulted for three television specials on quilting (appeared in person on one), and was on Simply Quilts to explain her Hanky Panky quilt method. She has been on an episode of The Quilt Show to talk about Crazy quilts, and on the Quilter’s Newsletter channel to discuss Friendship Quilts.
Cindy is a frequent contributor to various magazines, and continues to write and design for her company, Brickworks. She also frequently writes for several frugal living and personal finance blogs, including her own blog: A Brick Looks At Life. (www.cindybrick.blogspot.com) She lives and works from a fifth-wheel near the Colorado mountains, but travels elsewhere with husband and dogs in tow. For more on her books and products, visit her blog, or the Brickworks website at www.cindybrick.com.
David Taylor currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. His obsession with fabric began at an early age, salvaging tiny scraps from his mother's sewing area trash bin. He started creating on her sewing machine by age 10. After college, he began a 25-year career in graphic design. In 2009 he left his job at an advertising agency, started teaching applique and quilting, and never looked back. His 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. His teaching adventures have taken him around the globe and his quilted artworks hang in numerous private collections.
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).