Cindy Bireley

I was fortunate enough to grow up around two grandmothers that quilted…I remember vividly watching them hand stitch and wanting them to show me how to do it. I never did get “lessons” from them, but they planted a desire in my heart that I kept with me until I finally had the opportunity to join a quilt group, many years later, and start my learning and growing as a quilter.

My grandmother made me a baby quilt, hand stitched, for our first born. That is one of my most cherished possessions. I used it for all three of my kids and still have it hanging on my quilt rack today. I think because of that, and how much I loved it, my favorite gift to give new moms and grandmoms, is a quilt! When my niece was born, my grandmother was not able to sew anymore and I decided then, it was time to learn, so I could pass that on to her! At the time I thought “this may be my first and last! but I’m going to finish it!” Well, it wasn’t my last and I have made many baby, lap, and twin quilts since!

Through quilting, I have made and connected with some awesome friends. I am in a quilt group that supports me and teaches me all the time! I enjoy sharing my love of quilting with others and passing along my enthusiasm.