Introducing: Cynthia Gill

I met Cynthia in 2021 at HQ Academy when she was a student in my class- but she already knew everything we were teaching! She is a fun-loving, outgoing person and just the kind of person you like to have around. And. . . she is a wonderful quilter!

Artist’s Statement

The Handi Quilter National Educator challenge this year was to make a black and white quilt with less than 25% of color. I selected the pattern Echo Star from Diamond Star Quilts by Barbara Cline. I quilted it on my Handi Quilter Forte using a sampling of ProStitcher quilting designs. 

Fabrics: Hoffman’s Sparkle and Fade and Benartex’s Amanda Murphy’s Cotton Shot Pearl Boysenberry PieThread: Superior Thread’s Majestic Batting: Two layers of Quilters Dream, wool and 80/20 blend

Get to Know Cynthia

Raised in Tennessee, Cynthia Gill filled the walls of her childhood home with cross stitched projects. She learned to sew watching her grandmothers make clothes for her and her sisters. As a newlywed in Kansas, she made her first quilt without a pattern over 30 years ago. It was a jar
quilt featuring bugs and it was quilted in the ditch on her home machine. It is still a family favorite. She started quilting again in Nebraska. As a Nebraska Extension Educator, she taught beginning sewing and quilting to 4-H’ers. Along with her daughters, she pieced several quilt tops. When she and her husband, James, moved to Maryland in 2018, she took her first long arm class. She was immediately hooked!

A proud owner of a HQ Forte® with Pro-Stitcher®, Cynthia began teaching longarm and Pro-Stitcher classes at her local shop. She enjoys one-on-one instruction with new machine owners. She loves sharing her enthusiasm for completing projects on a longarm with others and looks for new projects to complete on her longarm.

She enjoys traveling to quilt shops and getting to know new friends and sharing her love for quilts and her techniques for free motion, ruler work, and Pro-Stitcher. Cynthia lives in Maryland with her incredibly supportive husband. They enjoy traveling in their Piper Cherokee 6. She has two daughters and one son-in-law.

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