Hi! I’m Cindy!
I have been quilting for 25 years. I made my first quilt when I was in high school but I don’t count that as the start of my quilting journey. My quilting journey started when my Mom’s close friend, Kathleen, gifted my Mom a handmade scrappy log cabin quilt. As soon as I saw that quilt I knew I needed to learn how to make one. I called Kathleen, asked her all the questions, she shared with me the pattern she used from a magazine, and I dusted off my Moms old Kenmore sewing machine and took it home with me. The log cabin quilt block is still my favorite quilt block to this day.
I started making baby quilts that I was able to hand tie or do simple quilting on. When I made my first king size quilt – yes, it was a log cabin quilt, I knew I had to find a longarm quilter. That is when I found my second love of quilting. The magical, mystical, longarm quilting machine. I was smitten over these longarm machines and I just couldn’t imagine my life without one someday.
I researched, priced, and dreamed. I dreamed a lot about a longarm machine – about 17 years. Then, one day I got a phone call. Aunt Debbie asked me if I was interested in, or knew anyone who would be interested in, purchasing her sit down longarm machine. A HandiQuilter Sweet 16. I was jumping for joy. This is the beginning, I thought. I brought it home and immediately started quilting my own larger quilts. I had that machine up until Aunt Debbie called me again and asked me if I was interested in, or knew anyone who would be interested in, purchasing her HandiQuilter Avante (her name is Ava) with Pro-Stitcher. I hesitated for about 2.9 seconds before saying YES, I WANT IT! So... here we are 🙂
Aside from quilting, I have dabbled in other crafts throughout my life. I grew up with a very talented artist Mother who knows how to do everything and Grandmothers that were extremely crafty and also quilted. My Dad is extremely "crafty" along the lines of carpentry - he can do it all. I believe the two go hand-in-hand - carpentry and quilting. My Dad is a quilter - I just haven't talked him into using fabric and sewing machine yet!
Outside of quilting, I love the outdoors. Hiking, paddle boarding, hunting, kayaking, road trips, antiquing. I’ll take the mountains over a beach all day long!
Now, let’s quilt
I have had Ava for almost a year now and I love her more and more every day. She likes to have a belly full of quilt so I try my best to make that happen for her. Ava and I would love to quilt for you. We love quilt tops that need to be finished – even if they have been sitting in your closet, your Grandmothers closet or Great Aunt Jane’s closet, for many years. All quilts deserve to be finished. Let’s make that happen!