Susan Taylor Propst
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About Susan

I have always loved art and dabbled in other media through the years. I began quilting in 1987 when I was expecting my oldest child and quickly found that fabric was the medium for me. At the time I was a computer software engineer and had minimal time to quilt, but found what time I could to quilt. In 1994, we moved to rural Colorado and I didn't know any other quilters. The opportunity came to teach quilting for community education, and I jumped at the chance. I found that I enjoyed teaching, but it had the added bonus of giving me the chance to meet other people to quilt with. From that first class, we formed a small quilt group which met on a regular basis. In 1999, my husband's job took us to the United Kingdom. I made the decision not to pursue a computer job there (other than teaching online distance education classes), and instead jumped right into a City & Guilds course (literally 2 weeks after reaching England!) With my youngest child now school age, I had the time to really focus on quilting, and took full advantage. I began teaching classes in England, and have continued teaching since. I enjoy teaching all levels of quilters. After four years of City & Guilds, I wasn't ready to stop attending school, so I went on to earn a Higher National Certificate in Textiles. After living in England for 10 years, we relocated back to Colorado in Dec 2009.

I particularly enjoy designing patterns, and have often designed patterns for the classes I have taught. When I design appliqué patterns, I like stylized realism and I particularly focus on the color. I make every attempt to design my patterns so that they are not difficult to stitch. Even where there are designs that look complex, the pieces are reasonable for a relatively inexperienced appliquér. I have had three books published with That Patchwork Place: "Beautiful Blooms", "Another Season of Beautiful Blooms", and Nature's Beauty in Applique. I have just launched my applique and quilt pattern line and plan to continue producing and publishing designs.

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Photo by Kerry Grant


All quilt images on this web site are © Susan Taylor Propst 2007-2012.
These images may not be used, copied, reproduced or distributed by any means in whole or in part without the written permission of Susan Taylor Propst.


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