Cindy Thompson grew up in the central coastal town of Watsonville, California and later lived in several locations throughout Northern California with her family. Art in every form is her passion and at the age of 8 her parents enrolled her in private art lessons with a well know local artist where she continued to excel with her passion. After surviving breast cancer, she retired after 33 years from her banking career and moved with her husband, Doug, to be closer to her grandchildren to the small town of Chowchilla, CA in 2014 where she continues to reside. She is mostly self taught and continues to take art lessons at every opportunity to help fill up her art tool box while eagerly sharing her knowledge and her passion with others. She started teaching locally by sharing her craft and enjoys seeing her students thrive through art quilting.
Cindy Thompson is best known for her award winning Art Quilts inspired by photographs and by turning fabric, inks, threads and various mediums into realistic art quilts. Her works have won various ribbons and awards. She has been published in Art Quilting books, galleries and quilt shows. Her techniques and style of quilting is more of a realistic nature which can vary using various mediums from fusing, piecing, painting, , thread painting, designing patterns and putting a modern spin in her work. She is mostly inspired by visiting Puerto Vallarta Mexico and its beautiful surroundings.
Since starting art quilting in 2015 she has had several quilts that have been judged into prestigious shows such as Paducah, KY, Road to California in Ontario, CA, PIQF (Pacific International Quilt Festival) the largest Quilt Festivals on the West Coast, Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs Show, UQSM Utah Quilting and Sewing, Heart of the Valley Quilt Show Modesto, CA and Best of the Valley Quilt Shows in Lindsey/Visalia, CA.
Art Quilt "Reining Prince" is currently traveling the US with the Cherrywood Challenge Prince exhibit. Honoring the talented musician who left us too soon. Art Quilt "Confetti Starry Night" was juried to take part in the Cherrywood Challenge Van Gogh "Dutch" exhibit. Quilts designed by the inspiration of Van Gogh, and this exhibit debuted in Melbourne, Australia and traveled throughout the United States.
"Floral Frida" was chosen for the "World of Frida" exhibit which debuted at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek and is now traveling throughout the US. "Floral Frida" was also chosen for a traveling exhibit for SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) which Premiered December 2017 in Santa Monica, CA at the California Heritage Museum and traveled to the Carnegie Art Center in Turlock, CA through May 2018.
"Birds of A Feather" art quilt was juried by Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson of TheQuiltShow.com., was chosen out of 400 quilts submitted for an International Miniature Quilt Exchange. This traveling exhibition premiered in Houston, TX during The Quilt Market and Quilt Festival 2018 and is continually traveling throughout the US.
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Manteca Quilt Show
41st Annual Quilt and Cloth Doll Show
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Featured Quilt Artist: Cindy Thompson
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