Welcome to England Design
Welcome to England Design!
|England Design is the web home of Cynthia England, an internationally known quilting instructor and quilt pattern designer. Cynthia is most well-known for her Picture Pieced quilts. Cynthia's most recognized quilt, Piece and Quiet, was chosen as one of the "The Twentieth Century's Best American Quilts" in 2000.In addition to this award, Cynthia won Best of Show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston for Piece and Quiet in 1993 and for Open Season in 2000. |
Visit the Meet Cynthia and Cynthia's Resume pages to learn more about the recognition her quilts have received. The Contact Info page leads to more about Cynthia's Lectures and Workshops as well as her upcoming teaching schedule
Cruise with Cynthia!
Cynthia is excited to announce that she'll be teaching on the October 4-11, 2015 Fiber Arts Cruise for the Cure.
This 7-night Fall Foliage cruise leaves out of New York with stops in Boston, Portland, St. John and Halifax. The cruise is being coordinated by Scott Travel. For more information, visit the Fiber Arts Cruise for the Cure website.
New! Mr. Frosty Pattern
Our brand new Mr. Frosty pattern, shown at the top of the page,is now available for online ordering on the Mr. Frosty page. There is plenty of time before the winter holidays to complete this 26" x 31" quilt, which combines beginner level Picture Piecing and traditional piecing. We also offer a Mr. Frosty Fabric Kit, a Mr. Frosty Backing Kit and a Snow Glitter Thread Kit on our Mr. Frosty page to help you get off to a speedy start on this fun project.
New for Fall! - Field of Flowers Pattern & Fabric Kits
|The wildflowers in Texas this past spring were spectacular! To celebrate their beauty, Cynthia created Field of Flowers - a new Small Landscape pattern (#517). She also created the pattern model in two versions, Bluebonnets and Pink Flowers, which we've kitted as two different fabric kits. Visit the Field of Flowers page to order yours now! This pattern was released this fall, so it is just getting into stores.|
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What is Picture Piecing?
Many quilters assume that Picture Piecing is just another name for foundation piecing or paper piecing. But it is actually a unique technique that Cynthia developed in order to achieve detailed quilt imagery.
Picture Piecing is like paper piecing or foundation piecing in only two ways. First, it involves the use of paper. Second, it allows you to construct quilts using only straight seams.
However, there are many differences that allow quilters to achieve detailed imagery more efficiently and with less frustration and fabric waste.
|A few differences between Picture Piecing and foundation piecing are: |
Now Available! YouTube Picture Piecing Video Demonstrations
We are proud to offer our Picture Piecing Techniques Demonstrations via 2 YouTube videos. Cynthia brings into your quilting studio the live demonstrations that are always so popular in her quilt show booths. (Even if you've watched our earlier videos, you might want to check these out because they are in a larger size now that makes it much easier to see the technique.)
Visit our Picture Piecing Video Demos page to get started.
England Design Demos at Upcoming Quilt Shows
Cynthia attends many regional quilt shows as a vendor and offers continuous demos throughout each show to teach her Picture Piecing technique. Here are the upcoming shows where you'll find Cynthia:
Pattern Sample Quilts by Cynthia England - Now Available!Are there some of Cynthia's quilts that you'd love to make, but just haven't found the time? Now is your opportunity to own a Cynthia England pattern sample.
We are offering a limited number of sample quilts that traveled to quilt shows and quilt shops on our Sale Items page. Visit our Sale Items page to learn more.