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Cindy Garcia

Fabric Artist

3545 Corona Dr.

Racine, WI 53406

(262) 456-2097

www.cindygarciaquilts.com


 

Resume

 Background-

Cindy grew up in Long Beach, CA next door to a professional seamstress who taught her at her knee.  She began creating original sewing projects from early elementary school age.  Cindy took Home Economics in Junior High school and learned how to sew garments.  She continued to make many items for herself and her family.  In 1980 she made her first applique quilt from a sewing pattern for her daughter’s bed.  Years later in 1997 she was introduced to patchwork quilting by a friend, and later that year to the actual quilting process via books and magazines.  Cindy has made well over 150 quilts to date, and enjoys designing her own original work.  Her philosophy is to be a “well-rounded quilter,” trying as many different techniques as possible.  Her body of work includes hand, fused, and machine applique, machine piecing, and hand, domestic machine, and longarm quilting.  Cindy is a devout Christian, and many of her pieces are a reflection of her faith.  She likes to have a balance in her quilting time and gives many quilts to charitable organizations, friends, and family, while also creating show pieces for competition.  Cindy was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Sjogren's Syndrome the same year she began quilting, but she feels that her passion for fabric art and her faith in God, has caused her to triumph over tragedy.


Awards-

"Love Beareth All Things" wall quilt
2015           3rd place award Art/Innovation at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, Bloomington, IN
                  Honorable Mention award at the National Quilting Association Show, Little Rock, AR
            3rd place award, pictoral/wall at the AQS Chattanooga, TN show
                   Viewer's Choice award at the AQS Des Moines, IA show



"Thank Heaven For Little Girls" wall quilt
2015           Faculty Choice award (Erin Underwood) MQX East Quilt Festival in Manchester, NH
2014           Best use of color award at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Philadelphia, PA     
                    
 
"Faith, Family, And Friends At The Crossroads" Queen size bed quilt
2014           Best bed quilt Rainbow Quilt Show, Racine, WI
2013           2nd place award (Every Day Quilts, Pieced) at the MQT Show in Oconomowoc, WI


"Homecoming Day:All Gave Some, Some Gave All" large wall quilt
2013           2nd place award (Every Day Quilts, Art/Pictorial) at the MQT Show in Oconomowoc, WI
2012           Judge's Choice award (Barbara Broshous) at the Home Machine Quilting Show in 
                  Salt Lake City, UT
                  Selected as July "Quilt of the Month" for Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine's E-News
                  Judge's Choice award (Pepper Cory) at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza


"God's Greatest Gift To Me Was Dad" wall quilt  
2014           Best of Show Wall Division at the Sun Prairie, WI Quilt Show
                  Viewers Favorite at the Sun Prairie, WI Quilt Show
                  1st place award (Pictorial) at the Mukwonago, WI Crazy Quilter's Show
2013           1st place award (Pictorial, small) at the American Quilters Society show, Paducah, KY
                  1st place award (Every Day Quilts, Art/Pictorial) at the MQT Show in Oconomowoc, WI
                  1st place award (Pictorial) at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI 
                  Founders Award (Janet Lee Santeusanio) at the MQX West Show in Portland, OR
2012           Best Pictorial Quilt at the Road to California Quilt Show, Ontario, CA
                  3rd place award (Art, wall) at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, Bloomington, IN
                  Best Interpretation of Theme award at the Pennsylvania National Quilt 
                  Extravaganza, Philadelphia, PA.  "Keystone" theme                 
2011           3rd place award (Art-People, Portraits & Figures) at the International Quilt Association's     
                  World of Beauty Show, Houston, TX


“Asian Illusions”  wall quilt
2013          1st place award at the Mukwonago Crazy Quilter's Show, Mukwonago, WI
2012          3rd place award at the Road To California Quilt Show, Ontario, CA
2011          1st place award at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, Bloomington, IN    
                  Honorable Mention award at the Denver National Quilt Show, Denver, CO
                  Honorable Mention award at the National Quilting Association show, Columbus, OH           
                  Honorable Mention award at the Quilt Odyssey Show in Hershey, PA
                  2nd place award at the Lighthouse Legacies Quilt Show, Racine, WI

“Out On A Limb”  wall quilt
2011           2nd place award at the Lighthouse legacies Quilt Show, Racine, WI
2010           Judge’s Choice award at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Philadelphia, PA


“Jesus, The True Vine”  Queen size bed quilt
2011           3rd place award at the Milwaukee Machine Quilting Show, Milwaukee, WI
                  1st place award at the Lighthouse Legacies Quilt Show, Racine, WI
2009           1st place award at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Philadelphia, PA
 
“No Pain, No Jane”  Queen size bed quilt-
2011           Teacher’s Choice award at the MQS/IMQA Show, Overland Park, KS 
2010           1st place award at the Home Machine Quilting Show, Salt Lake City, UT
2008           1st place award at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, in Bloomington, IN 
                  3rd place award at the Quilter’s Heritage Celebration, in Lancaster, PA 
                  1st place award at the National Quilting Association Quilt Show, in Columbus, OH
                  1st place award at the Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, WI
                  Wisconsin Quilters Inc. Exceptional award for best quilt
                  Wisconsin State Fair Staff Favorite ribbon
                  3rd place award at the Denver National Quilt Festival IV, Denver, CO
                  1st place award at the Lighthouse Legacies Quilt Guild show, Racine, WI
 
“Standing On The Promises of God”  Queen size bed quilt-
 2004         Honorable Mention award at the 29th Quilt Celebration in Rockome Gardens, IL                
                 3rd place at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL

Special Exhibits- 
2014        " God's Greatest Gift To Me Was Dad" at the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art exhibit, 
                  "A Soft Touch-The Lighthouse Quilters Guild", on the Carthage College campus
                   Kenosha, WI
2013         "No Pain, No Jane" was included in the Dear Jane Exhibit at the Vermont Quilt Show
2009          “No Pain, No Jane”  was juried into the Traditional Treasures VI exhibit at the
                  International Quilt Association Show in Chicago, IL 
2005         “Standing On The Promises Of God” was juried into the Traditional Treasures II
                  exhibit at the International Quilt Association Show in Chicago, IL
 
Traveling Exhibits-
2014           "No Pain, No Jane" in the IQA Lark Book exhibit, "500 Traditional Quilts"
                  "Jesus, The True Vine" in the IQA exhibit "In The American Tradition"
                  "You Dirty Dog" in the IQA exhibit, "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" 
2012           "God's Greatest Gift To Me Was Dad" IQA Fall 2011 Winners Exhibit 
                  "La Belle Danseuse" Hoffman Challenge traveler, and winner of the best use 
                    of challenge fabric, pieced division    
2011           “Laura, LEAF Me Alone”  Hoffman Challenge traveler 
2010           “Summer of ’77-Snapshots of a California Girl”  Hoffman Challenge traveler


2009           “King David’s Crown”  Hoffman Challenge traveler
2008           “The Exquisite Indigo Bunting”  Hoffman Challenge traveler   
2007           “Anticipating Oahu”  Hoffman Challenge traveler

Publications-                                  

2015           "Love Beareth All Things" was featured in the September/October issue of "Machine Quilting Unlimited" magazine, page 70.
                  "Thank Heaven For Little Girls" was featured on the back cover of "The Quilting Quarterly"  journal of the National Quilting Association, Inc.,                      Volume 44/ #2/ #175
2014           "No Pain, No Jane" was included in the Lark Book, "500 Traditional Quilts" pg 407             
                  "God's Greatest Gift To Me Was Dad" was featured for the month of August in the AQS 2014 Wall Calendar                                                                                             
2013           "God's Greatest Gift To Me Was Dad" was featured in the July 2013 issue of "American Quilter" magazine 
2011           “Out On A Limb” was featured on the back cover of “The Quilting Quarterly” journal of the National Quilting Association, Inc. Volume 40/ #4/                    #157                                                    
2008           “No Pain, No Jane” was featured in “The Quilting Quarterly” journal of the    

                    National Quilting Association, Inc. Volume 37/ # 4/ #144, page 11
 
Member of-
Lighthouse Quilter’s Guild, Racine, WI
American Quilting Society
International Quilt Association
National Quilting Association 
 
 
Revised 8/2015

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