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 Planning a Pictorial Quilt with Cynthia England, #ENGLAND

Special Events
Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
104AB
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$35

An entertaining presentation featuring 3-time IQA Best of Show winner, Cynthia England. She shares her process of making pictorial quilts using the Picture Piecing technique. Enlarging the design, fabric selection, and organizational methods are discussed in detail. A question and answer session to follow.

englanddesign.com

Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing, #17514

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
102C
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

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Create a Blue Heron Using a Unique Piecing Technique, #17105t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
102C
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to create a realistic Heron with only straight line sewing. Cynthia will guide you through the process with her own unique technique. This project is not paper pieced and is very forgiving. You will learn lots of helpful tips and tricks to make it easy! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

englanddesign.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

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Getting the Most of Your Stash, #11801

Lectures
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
104AB
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$15

This lecture explores ways to increase the potential of what we already have in our fabric collections. Cynthia will offer new insights on what to look for in fabrics to get the most out of them; a topic that is near and dear to all quilters! Organizing and storage of fabrics will also be addressed. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

englanddesign.com

Glorious Hummingbirds: Picture Piecing, #17503

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
102C
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

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Life's a Beach with Piecing, #17108f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
102C
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Can't you just feel the sand between your toes as you make your way through the sand dunes? Learn how to create this beautiful beach scene in this Picture Piecing class. This technique is NOT traditional paper piecing, but one that you sew right sides together and there is NO paper to pick out. Fun and forgiving! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

englanddesign.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Sold Out

An Evening Planning a Pictorial Quilt with Cynthia England, #ENGLAND

England, Cynthia
Thursday
104AB

An entertaining presentation featuring 3-time IQA Best of Show winner, Cynthia England. She shares her process of making pictorial quilts using the Picture Piecing technique. Enlarging the design, fabric selection, and organizational methods are discussed in detail. A question and answer session to follow.

englanddesign.com

Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing, #17514

England, Cynthia
Saturday
102C

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

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Create a Blue Heron Using a Unique Piecing Technique, #17105t

England, Cynthia
Thursday
102C

Learn how to create a realistic Heron with only straight line sewing. Cynthia will guide you through the process with her own unique technique. This project is not paper pieced and is very forgiving. You will learn lots of helpful tips and tricks to make it easy! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

englanddesign.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Getting the Most of Your Stash, #11801

England, Cynthia
Wednesday
104AB

This lecture explores ways to increase the potential of what we already have in our fabric collections. Cynthia will offer new insights on what to look for in fabrics to get the most out of them; a topic that is near and dear to all quilters! Organizing and storage of fabrics will also be addressed. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

englanddesign.com

Glorious Hummingbirds: Picture Piecing, #17503

England, Cynthia
Wednesday
102C

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

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Life's a Beach with Piecing, #17108f

England, Cynthia
Friday
102C

Can't you just feel the sand between your toes as you make your way through the sand dunes? Learn how to create this beautiful beach scene in this Picture Piecing class. This technique is NOT traditional paper piecing, but one that you sew right sides together and there is NO paper to pick out. Fun and forgiving! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

englanddesign.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA