Cinzia White has been quilting for over 30 years. She has published numerous patterns in most Australian patchwork magazines and some American ones, and has taught throughout Australia.
Influenced by her mathematics teaching background, Cinzia enjoys designing traditional quilts that are based on geometric designs. With perseverance and a desire to explore new directions, she has created many award-winning quilts.
Cinzia enjoys working with color and with no prearranged plan. She has a tendency to incorporate points and curves into her intricate patterns that alternate between two distinct styles: one scrappy and haphazard, the other involving intricate handwork.
It is through her love of handwork that Raconteur: The Storyteller’s Collection developed. The miniature hexagons, not intended to be finished quickly, were made for her to enjoy stitching and appliquéing by hand. She believes the accuracy and serenity of handwork will always win out over the convenience of machine work.
Cinzia lives in Gerringong, NSW Australia. Visit her at cinziawhite
Raconteur: The Storyteller’s Collection has won many awards, including:
2014 UK Nationals – 2nd overall; 1st theme; 1st sampler award and 1st pieced quilt
2014 Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK – 2nd viewers choice
2013 Quilt West – 1st Professional Traditional Quilts
2013 Canberra Quilt Show – 1st Bed Quilt Professional
2012 SA Festival of Quilts – Retaining the Tradition
2012 SA Festival of Quilts – 2nd Professional Bed Quilts
2012 NSW Quilt Show – 2nd viewers choice
Viewer’s Choice at numerous local quilt shows
Featured in Lark publications 500 Traditional Quilts
Invited to hang at 2015 Houston Quilt Show, 2016 Chicago Quilt Show, and numerous other US quilt shows.
Toured US for two years.