Dallas Quilt Show 2019 Judges
Becky Goldsmith is an award-winning quilter who travels to teach quilting both nationally and internationally. Her classes are always interesting and informative, with an emphasis on teaching techniques that help you improve your sewing skills without making you crazy.
Becky started Piece O' Cake Designs with Linda Jenkins in 1994. They published more than 30 books and hundreds of patterns, including 7 Blocks of the Month. Linda retired in 2014 and Becky has continued writing books and patterns.
Making quilts is interesting, fulfilling, and challenging—and being a member of the quilting community is an added bonus. Becky never imagined that being a quilter would become her life’s work, but she’s so happy that it did!
Cynthia England is a native Houstonian and graduate of the Art Institute of Houston and has been creating quilts for more than forty years. Experimentation with quilting techniques led her to develop her own unique style and technique called, “Picture Piecing”. Cynthia’s quilts have been honored with many awards, including three Best of Shows at the prestigious International Quilt Association, as well as Viewer’s Choice at the American Quilter’s Society. 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. To date, she has shared her techniques at quilting events in South Africa, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Canada, Australia, Spain and Mexico.
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 designed over 70 patterns that use her technique and written two books explaining the process. Visit her website at: www.englanddesign.com. She'll also have a booth at the show.
Innovative quilt artist Pat Yamin, president and founder of Come Quilt With Me, is well known in the quilting industry. Since 1981, not only has she been creating quilt patterns and templates, but she has been making quilts, judging quilts, conducting quilt seminars, writing quilt books, and teaching quilting. The driving force behind Pat's creativity is her love for old textiles and traditional patterns. Her company, Come Quilt With Me, manufactures templates and other tools that ensure accuracy and shorten quilt-making time.
Her books include Look What I See, Back to Basics; Quilt Patterns and Templates Explained, One Patch Scrap Quilts, Two Patch Scrap Quilts, Simple Super One Patch Scrap Quilts, and Happy Quilter Word Search Book. Her most recently published book is Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles and Quilts! You can visit Pat on the web at www.comequiltwithme.com. She'll also have a booth at the show.