Cindy has always done some sort of needlework or craft since she was very young. One of her first memories is when she was 7 or 8 at home in bed with the Chicken Pox. To keep her from scratching, her mother taught her how to do the hem stitch and Cindy made a handkerchief for her dad. She has dabbled in different crafts including many types of needlework, knitting, crocheting, ceramics, tole painting, beading, jewelry making as well as quilting. It wasn’t until the early 90’s when she joined an online quilt group and learned about rotary cutters, that magical tool that changed everything, she has been quilting ever since.
Cindy had tried foundation piecing in the past loving the precision but not the process. After taking a class from Judy at the Road to California quilt show, Cindy fell in love with Judy’s technique and the organized process that Judy developed. Cindy is tremendously excited to be a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor so that she can share Judy’s techniques and processes with others and get to see the joy and amazement students feel as their blocks and quilts come together beautifully and precisely.
Cindy has been teaching quilting for over 12 years through her quilt guild, the city of Ontario senior center and recently at a local quilt shop. She is active with her guild, the Nite Owl Quilters, holding various positions thru the years and has been the chairperson for their annual retreat for the last 10 years. Cindy’s other interests include beading, jewelry making and knitting, especially lace knitting.Cindy lives and plays in southern California. Cindy owns and operates an Adult Residential Facility, in her home in Ontario, where she along with her husband and daughter care for 5 developmentally disabled men. Cindy does custom machine quilting and makes custom quilts on commission. She shares studio space with her family’s two cats, Lily and Zoe, who love to inspect all the quilts that come into her studio.