Monday, October 7, 2013
Creating a Pictorial Quilt
Meeting / Lecture
October 7, 2013
Cynthia England Lecture - Creating a Pictorial Quilt
Cynthia's hallmark is realistically detailed pictorial quilts. Using skills she developed as a commercial graphic artist, she creates quilts depicting some of her favorite subjects: flowers, nature, antiques and architecture.
After using applique to get the realistic effect in her early quilts, Cynthia gradually devised a machine piecing technique she calls Picture Piecing. This technique breaks the design down into pieces that can all be sewn using straight seams and allows her to include intricate details and shading without a single set-in seam.
Cynthia's stunning quilts have been winning 1st place ribbons at local and national quilting events since 1991 and have graced the pages of many quilting publications. She comes to us from Dickinson, TX.
October 7, 2013 (1-4p)
Class Fee $20
Materials Fee (payable to instructor) $8
Maple Table Runner -- Cynthia England
Designed with the beginner in mind, this design introduces you to the “Picture Piecing” technique. This is not a flip and sew method. We will work on a charming table runner which can easily be expanded upon to create a larger quilt. All levels.
October 8, 2013 (9:30a - 3:30p)
Full-Day Workshop (Setup begins at 9a)
Class Fee $35
Materials Fee (payable to instructor) $31
Small Landscape Pictorial Quilt
Cynthia England will give a full day workshop on how to create a pictorial quilt. Members will get to choose between 2 projects - Country Road or Red Barn. Both projects are 19" x 17". No tracing involved; templates are pre-printed onto freezer paper. Fabric selection, organizational skill and construction methods will be addressed. Either of these projects will be fun for the intermediate to advanced quilter.