Daphne Greig

DaphneGreig-2011Home: North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada (on Vancouver Island)

Daphne began sewing as a young girl, making outfits for dolls and then clothing for herself and her children. She made her first quilt in 1980 and began her exciting journey as an internationally respected quilter, author and teacher in 1990.

Daphne designs patterns for her company Patchworks Studio, has written 5 quilting books and filmed an instructional DVD teaching her Give & Take Appliqué technique. She designs patterns for new fabric collections for Northcott Fabrics and is a sales representative for the company on Vancouver Island. She writes the regular product review column for the Canadian Quilter magazine.

About her teaching, Daphne says: “Teaching is the activity that feeds my soul. The interaction with students is one of the joys in my life. I love meeting other people who share my passion for fabric and creativity.”

Daphne has over 25 years experience in traditional and contemporary quilting and has extensive teaching and presentation experience at major quilting conferences and for guilds and shops throughout North America. She has been a guest instructor on five quilting cruises and teaches online at the Academy of Quilting.

Daphne was a nominee for ‘Teacher of the Year’ (2013) sponsored by the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals. Her work has been exhibited in major competitions in Canada and the United States. She is a member of professional organizations in Canada and the United States.

Daphne’s Teaching Philosophy:

My goal as a teacher is to encourage students to try new techniques in a supportive environment. I want them to have fun, expand their skills and enjoy the creative process. I strive to create a safe place for them to experiment with ideas and methods they may be trying for the first time.

I have studied how students learn and tailor my workshops to accommodate these differences, providing detailed handouts, oral instructions and hands-on demonstrations. I consult individually with students throughout my workshops to guide their progress, provide feedback and answer questions. My students most often comment on how supported and encouraged they are in my workshops.

Visit Daphne’s Website for more info and photos of her quilts.

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.