Cindy began sewing in Jr. High Home Economics,
making her own clothes and crafts. She officially
became a quilter when she was introduced to the
rotary cutter and half-square triangle in 1985.
She was an interior decorator for 8 years in Arizona
and Utah. She began making and selling appliquéd
wallhangings, clothing and crafts as a home business
and found her interests expanding to include
teaching quilting and making commission pieces.
Today, she makes samples for major companies like
and Quiltmaker Magazine.
Cindy is very involved in several local quilt guilds
and has held the office of president for the
Omaha Quilters Guild.
She has served as Chairman of the Steering/Long
Range Planning Committee for several years.
A member of the
Nebraska State Quilt Guild,
Omaha Quilters' Guild,
Cottonwood Quilt Guild,
The Appliqué Society,
she is very active in the local and national quilt
family. She was the local co-chairman for the 1999
National Quilting Association Show in Omaha,
Cindy became a National Quilting Association
Certified Quilt Judge in 1998. She has judged for
local and national shows around the country.
She is currently teaching quilting and specialty
clothing classes at Bernina Sewing Center in Omaha.
She specializes in teaching rotary and sewing
machine skills in all aspects of quiltmaking to all
skill levels and teaches several wearable art
classes. “Professional Quilter Magazine” nominated
her for National Teacher of the Year in 2009.
She has co-authored books and line of Block of the
Month patterns with Jo Morton. One of the patterns
was featured on the cover of "Keepsake Quilting
Catalog", Spring 2001.
She has been published in “Quiltmaker”, “Fons and
Porters” magazines and Leisure Arts publications.
Cindy’s quilts have been shown in AQS, Houston, PIQS
Today Cindy balances being a busy quilter with
enjoying her 2 grandsons and going fishing as often