Cyndi McChesney has been fascinated with quilts and quiltmaking for most of her life. In the late 1970s she enrolled in a beginning quilting class and the journey of love and passion for this time honored tradition and craft began.
She went on to open her own quilt store in New Hampshire in the early 1980s where she taught a variety of quilting classes and made custom quilts for customers and galleries throughout the northeast. A move to Colorado in 1983 led her to teach quilting classes for Colorado Mountain College and small quilt shops in the Rocky Mountains. Today Cyndi is an Instructor in Residence at the First Stitches in Canon City, CO, lectures and teaches at guilds throughout Colorado, and operates her longarm business from her home studio.
In 2011, Cyndi achieved the distinguished title of National Quilt Association Certified Teacher. She has won awards for her quilts in the Hoffman Challenge (2010), Colorado State Fair, NQA Annual Show (2013) and in 2012 was one of three Invitational Exhibitors at Interquilt 2012 in Girona, Spain.
Cyndi’s passion for quilt making is evident in comments from her students and in her never ending quest to find new techniques and skills to share with others.