Cynthia Regone will be the guest speaker at the August Kingwood Area Quilt Guild meeting Thursday, Aug. 3. Regone lectures and teaches throughout the United States, specializing in original wool applique projects as well as unusual combinations of colors and fabrics in her quilt designs. Her quilts have a distinctive appearance and have won many awards including several "Best of Show."

Many of Regone’s quilts have been featured in Fons and Porters magazine, Love of Quilting, Quilt Works Today, and Quilting Today magazines. Her quilt "Red Hot Flannel" was featured in the 2005 Love of Quilting Calendar. In April 2007, That Patchwork Place by Martingale published her first quilting book, "Colorful Quilts-A Journey Through Fabric." A separate pattern was distributed by Martingale Press for her quilt design titled "Sweet Pea Manor." Her quilt "Cherry Picking Time" appeared in the 2008 Calendar for That Patchwork Place. Her quilt "Black Eyed Susans" was one of 15 quilts featured in the Martingale Press book Creative Quilts Vol. III, which was published in the Spring of 2008. In the past few years, several of her quilts were featured on the PBS program “Love of Quilting.” For 10 years, she has taught original designs in wool felt applique at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. For information, visit her website at cajunclassicsquilts.com. 

Regone will also be conducting a workshop Friday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cup Cakes Humble.

The Kingwood Area Quilt Guild meets the first Thursday of each month at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is 7 p.m. For club information, visit kingwoodareaquiltguild.com.