Flavin Glover

Flavn_Glover-250X238Home: Auburn, Alabama

Flavin is a quilt designer, national teacher and author, with a degree in Clothing, Textiles & Related Arts from Auburn University. Innovative Log Cabin and geometric patchwork quilts, composed of many fabrics in vibrant colors, have become her trademark for the past 30 years. Her patchwork classes and presentations cater to varied skill levels. Flavin’s Log Cabin Landscape & Buildings quilts are featured in her book, A New Look at Log Cabin Quits by C&T Publishing. Her quilt Row Houses was selected one of the 100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century. She has been featured on HGTV’s Simply Quilts.

Flavin’s interest in early 20th century quiltmakers has prompted addressing her own quilting heritage and influences of the women in her family and the quilts they made. She has served on the Board of the American Quilt Study Group and on the International Quilt Association Board. Visit Flavin’s Website

Cynthia England

Cynthia England Quilt TeacherHome: Dickson, Texas

Cynthia England is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston and has been creating quilts for more than thirty years. Experimentation with quilting techniques led her to develop her own unique style “Picture Piecing”. Cynthia’s quilts have been honored with many awards, including two Best of Shows at the prestigious International Quilt Association. 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. 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 over 50 patterns and two books using this technique. The books include a beginner book called “Picture Piecing Traditional Quilts”, and now in it’s third printing “Picture Piecing Dramatic Pictorial Quilts”, which explains how to take a photo and turn it into a quilt using this process.

Her technique is NOT a foundation or paper piecing technique. Visit Cynthia’s Website for free tutorial videos.