Creating a Pictorial Quilt
Friday, August 5, 2022
An entertaining slide presentation showing the process of making pictorial quilts using Cynthia’s “Picture-piecing” technique. Enlarging the design, fabric selection, and organizational methods are discussed in detail. A question and answer session to follow the power point presentation.
About the Speaker:
Cynthia England is a native Houstonian and graduate of the Art Institute of Houston
and has been creating quilts for more than forty years. Experimentation with quilting techniques led her to develop her own unique style and technique called, “Picture Piecing”. Cynthia’s quilts have been honored with many awards, including three Best of Shows at the prestigious International Quilt Association, as well as Viewer’s Choice
at the American Quilter’s Society. Her quilt, Piece and Quiet was distinguished as one of
the Hundred Best Quilts of the 20th Century.
Cynthia teaches and lectures nationally and internationally. To date, she has shared her techniques at quilting events in South Africa, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Canada, Australia, Spain and Mexico.
In addition, she is the designer and owner of England Design Studios which is a publishing/pattern company which specializes in the “Picture Piecing technique. She has designed over 70 patterns that use her technique and written two books explaining the process.
Workshops offered by speaker:
August 6, 2022, 4:30:00 PM
Important: Registration limited to 1 Cynthia England class/student. Please specify 1st choice class, either class, or only this class with your registration.
This class works from a pattern rather than starting with design concepts.
Cynthia’s most popular class...This class will focus on making a small 19” x 17” landscape from a pattern, with a choice of 2 patterns/kits.
Fabric selection, organizational skills and construction methods will be addressed in class. No tracing involved; templates are preprinted onto freezer paper. For the sewing/piecing part of class, students will work from the “Smoky Mountains” pattern with quilt top fabric provided.
You will need to specify at time of registration which pattern & kit you would like:
Pattern 1: “Tranquil Lake” for the Landscape only class (this is the harder of the 2 patterns) This the first picture in the gallery below.
Pattern 2: “Smoky Mountains” for the Landscape only class. This is the second picture in the gallery below.
Picture Piecing Design and Sewing
August 5, 2022, 4:30:00 PM
Important: Registration is limited to 1 Cynthia England class/student. Please specify 1st choice class, either class, or only this class with your registration.
A two-part class where you will learn how to piece a small landscape as well as get a feel for how to designyour own project using the Picture Piecing technique. For the sewing portion, students will work from a small landscape. Irons required.
There is no tracing or template making in any of the sewing classes. The projects are machine sewn. Please do not do any prep work prior to class. The technique is much easier than it looks. If you can sew a straight line you can do this.
For the sewing/piecing part of class, students will work from the “Whale Watching” pattern with quilt top fabric provided.
No workshops available