Kay Taylor

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Garfield High School

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Kay Taylor would say she is a quilter; the rest of us would insist she is an artist.As friends, family and visitors to her recent quilt show at the Garfield Methodist Church will attest, Kay's quilts are exquisite.Not only would each quilt make a lovely focal point in the bedroom, every one-of-a-kind creation is fine enough to be displayed on any gallery wall.Using needle and thread as her brush, Kay Taylor's color pallet comes from baskets of scraps, and her canvas, sewn together from tiny bits of this fabric, is created from skill and imagination.The daughter of Garfield residents Bert and Vernadelle Tribbett, Kay, grew up locally and attended Garfield High School, but she left for the west side of Washington State, making her home in Renton in the early 1960s.She returned to her hometown during the weekend of Garfield May Day, not just to visit old friends and share memories, but also to share her quilted works of art.While working as a drafter at Boeing for over 25 years, Kay had little time for quilting."The quilt making went very slowly back then," she admits.Raising a family and working full time left few extra moments for hobbies.When she finally retired, however, her hobby took hold of her heart."I just love to make quilts," she said, flanked on all sides with the results of that devotion.As guests passed through the display of her fine handiwork, oohs and ahs, and "that's the quilt I want" could be heard from the admiring visitors.Everyone should have something that excites them, Kay believes."With me it is quilts.I love the color, the texture.They have become my passion."For those who admire her art but don't know the first thing about acquiring this skill, Kay advises, "Start by taking a class.There is a wonderful quilt shop right in downtown Palouse that offers classes."Kay may not believe she has done anything extraordinary, but an artist seldom recognizes her own skills.She has completed a quilt for each of her children, "except for the last son," she said.His, she confessed, is still in the works.From the look of the quilts Kay had on display, each of her children will have an heirloom to pass down to their own children, created by the skilled hands of a loving grandmother who is also an artist.My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped.She keeps it in the trunk.One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when one of them shouted, "Look at that dead bird!"

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Kay Taylor
Fine Arts Gallery & Custom Framing

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Kay Taylor would say she is a quilter; the rest of us would insist she is an artist.
As friends, family and visitors to her recent quilt show at the Garfield Methodist Church will attest, Kay's quilts are exquisite. Not only would each quilt make a lovely focal point in the bedroom, every one-of-a-kind creation is fine enough to be displayed on any gallery wall. Using needle and thread as her brush, Kay Taylor's color pallet comes from baskets of scraps, and her canvas, sewn together from tiny bits of this fabric, is created from skill and imagination. The daughter of Garfield residents Bert and Vernadelle Tribbett, Kay, grew up locally and attended Garfield High School, but she left for the west side of Washington State, making her home in Renton in the early 1960s. She returned to her hometown during the weekend of Garfield May Day, not just to visit old friends and share memories, but also to share her quilted works of art. While working as a drafter at Boeing for over 25 years, Kay had little time for quilting. "The quilt making went very slowly back then," she admits. Raising a family and working full time left few extra moments for hobbies. When she finally retired, however, her hobby took hold of her heart. "I just love to make quilts," she said, flanked on all sides with the results of that devotion. As guests passed through the display of her fine handiwork, oohs and ahs, and "that's the quilt I want" could be heard from the admiring visitors. Everyone should have something that excites them, Kay believes. "With me it is quilts. I love the color, the texture. They have become my passion." For those who admire her art but don't know the first thing about acquiring this skill, Kay advises, "Start by taking a class. There is a wonderful quilt shop right in downtown Palouse that offers classes." Kay may not believe she has done anything extraordinary, but an artist seldom recognizes her own skills. She has completed a quilt for each of her children, "except for the last son," she said. His, she confessed, is still in the works. From the look of the quilts Kay had on display, each of her children will have an heirloom to pass down to their own children, created by the skilled hands of a loving grandmother who is also an artist. My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped. She keeps it in the trunk.

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