Cynthia believes her strengths lie in fabric and pattern selection and pairing both to create a quilt that “reads” traditional while incorporating today’s beautiful, more contemporary fabrics, such as batiks. Her classroom is structured for learning new techniques, quilt history of the subject at hand, and developing the student’s individual creative stamp on their own work. She wants a quilter who takes her class to go home realizing they are an artist!
The block (upper right hand corner) used in a 4 block setting.
This is Cynthia's "Baltimore Garden" quilt with the class block in the upper left hand corner.
Taught by her grandmother as soon as she could thread a needle, Sue has been making quilts for as long as she can remember. She is the author of two books and innumerable patterns, and has designed fabric for a major manufacturer. While Sue favors appliqued quilts, she also has a fondness for intricately pieced quilts. She has won many quilt awards throughout the years and her quilts have been featured in several magazines. She is well-known for her folk art whimsy, and has earned a reputation as an accomplished designer and an outstanding teacher who provides students with both the knowledge and the confidence to tackle any aspect of quilt making.
Sue’s extraordinary organizational skills will take you, step-by-step through the making of this block. You will learn Sue’s style of basic needle-turn applique, reverse applique, layered applique, off-unit applique, making smooth curves and “pointy points”, embellishment, and more. Sue’s easy techniques will amaze you as you see how she breaks applique down into small steps that are each easily achievable skill-builders that lead to relaxing sewing.