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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Cynthia England

Two-time TQS guest and picturesque pictorial quilt maker Cynthia England is the subject of this week's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance. In it, she talks about not one, but two quilts, Piece and Quiet, one of her serene forest pictorial quilts, and Power of Houstoncelebrating the city of Houston and the International Quilt Festival, which she made with Libby Lehman and Vicki Mangum.

 

What are Quilters' Save Our Stories interviews you ask? "Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (QSOS) is a project of the non-profit Quilt Alliance. The project creates, through recorded interviews, a broadly accessible body of information concerning quiltmaking, both present-day and in living memory. Our archive for the original audio recordings and photographs is the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. QSOS volunteers from across the country conduct and transcribe these interviews. We appreciate their generosity of time and dedication to the project!"

 

From Quilters' Save Our Stories and the Quilt Alliance:

 

"England is a quilter whose pictorial quilt was named in the 20th Century's Best American Quilts. She then began to teach and create patterns, which blossomed into her own business."

 

Click Here, or the images of Cynthia's quilts below, to hear her story.

 

Learn more from Georgia by watching her on The Quilt Show in:

 

 - ​​How to Paper Piece with Cynthia England

 

 - ​​How to Make a Pictorial Quilt with Cynthia England | See African Inspired Quilts

 

Quilt Photo: Piece and Quietby Cynthia England (Photo from Cynthia's website, englanddesign.com)

 

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Quilt Photo: Power of Houston by Cynthia England, Libby Lehman and Vicki Mangum (Photo from Cynthia's website, englanddesign.com)

 

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