Instructor

England, Cynthia
Cynthia England is a native Houstonian and graduate of the Art Institute of Houston. She 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 and 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, a publishing/pattern company which specializes in the Picture Piecing technique. She has designed over 75 patterns that use her technique and is the author of two books and a DVD that explains the process. For more information, visit englanddesign.com.

Instructor Workshops

An Evening with Cynthia England, #ENGLA

Special Events
Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$35

Join us for an entertaining presentation from award-winning Cynthia England. In this presentation, she'll explain the process of how to create the stunning realistic quilts she's known for. You can learn what makes Picture Piecing different from Paper Piecing. Topics include: how to get the drawing, how to enlarge the design, fabric selection, and how to best organize the process. Come learn something new!

englanddesign.com

Bluebonnets Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47118f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook AB
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Bright, vibrant complementary colors make this Bluebonnet design pop. Cynthia will guide you through her award-winning process to create this beautiful wallhanging. Not a paper piecing method; uses only straight lines. Work on the right side of the fabric and no paper to pick out, forgiving!

englanddesign.com

elna

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Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing, #47508

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery EF
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to sew realistic pictures using only straight lines while making this cute gray tabby lounging on a quilt. This is not foundation-pieced; there is no paper to pick out. Let award-winning quilter Cynthia England share her unique sewing technique. She’ll include lots of tips and tricks to make things easy!

englanddesign.com

BERNINA

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Field of Flowers Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47104w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook CD
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the Picture Piecing technique from the creator! Beautiful wildflowers were the inspiration for this design. Cynthia will guide you through the process which uses only straight lines; no insetting. Sewing is on the right side and there is no paper to pick out, because this technique does not use foundation piecing! Come join Cynthia for a fun day of sewing with friends and make something beautiful.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

englanddesign.com

Janome

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For the Birds Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47525

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook CD
England, Cynthia
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

It's feeding time for the chickadee, cardinal, blue jay, and goldfinch featured in this fun Picture Pieced wall quilt by Cynthia England. Hang this wallhanging near your window, then brag to your friends that there are birds at your bird feeder "around the clock.” Learn how easy this piecing technique is!

englanddesign.com

Janome

Sold Out

Glorious Hummingbirds Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47512

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Colorful hummingbirds sip nectar from beautiful morning glories in Cynthia England’s 17" x 26" design. It uses the Picture Piecing technique that she is known for with straight line seams, no “set-ins”, no tracing, and no pesky paper to pick out.

englanddesign.com

Janome

Sold Out

An Evening with Cynthia England, #ENGLA

England, Cynthia
Friday
Ballroom D

Join us for an entertaining presentation from award-winning Cynthia England. In this presentation, she'll explain the process of how to create the stunning realistic quilts she's known for. You can learn what makes Picture Piecing different from Paper Piecing. Topics include: how to get the drawing, how to enlarge the design, fabric selection, and how to best organize the process. Come learn something new!

englanddesign.com

Bluebonnets Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47118f

England, Cynthia
Friday
Grand Gallery Overlook AB

Bright, vibrant complementary colors make this Bluebonnet design pop. Cynthia will guide you through her award-winning process to create this beautiful wallhanging. Not a paper piecing method; uses only straight lines. Work on the right side of the fabric and no paper to pick out, forgiving!

englanddesign.com

elna

Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing, #47508

England, Cynthia
Thursday
Grand Gallery EF

Learn how to sew realistic pictures using only straight lines while making this cute gray tabby lounging on a quilt. This is not foundation-pieced; there is no paper to pick out. Let award-winning quilter Cynthia England share her unique sewing technique. She’ll include lots of tips and tricks to make things easy!

englanddesign.com

BERNINA

Field of Flowers Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47104w

England, Cynthia
Wednesday
Grand Gallery Overlook CD

Learn the Picture Piecing technique from the creator! Beautiful wildflowers were the inspiration for this design. Cynthia will guide you through the process which uses only straight lines; no insetting. Sewing is on the right side and there is no paper to pick out, because this technique does not use foundation piecing! Come join Cynthia for a fun day of sewing with friends and make something beautiful.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

englanddesign.com

Janome

For the Birds Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47525

England, Cynthia
Saturday
Grand Gallery Overlook CD

It's feeding time for the chickadee, cardinal, blue jay, and goldfinch featured in this fun Picture Pieced wall quilt by Cynthia England. Hang this wallhanging near your window, then brag to your friends that there are birds at your bird feeder "around the clock.” Learn how easy this piecing technique is!

englanddesign.com

Janome

Glorious Hummingbirds Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47512

England, Cynthia
Thursday
Grand Gallery Overlook EF

Colorful hummingbirds sip nectar from beautiful morning glories in Cynthia England’s 17" x 26" design. It uses the Picture Piecing technique that she is known for with straight line seams, no “set-ins”, no tracing, and no pesky paper to pick out.

englanddesign.com

Janome