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I am Cynthia Martin and I have a true love for the needle arts. I have been sewing since I was 8 years old. My Grandma Cobb taught me how to make doll dresses for my sister?s Barbie?s on an old Singer sewing machine. From there I made my first pair of pants from a real pattern. That same year my Grandma Kneeland taught me how to knit and a family friend taught me how to crochet. But I think my first love has always been sewing of some kind, whether on the sewing machine, serger or embroidery machine
My Mom got me started in quilting when I was 17 years old. She saw an add in the local Oregonian for a ?Quilt in a Day? class at the local ?Stretch & Sew? in Portland, Oregon. I took the class from none other than Eleanor Burns herself and bought her book. I was thrilled with the ease of making my first log cabin. This was before rotary cutters so all the strips were ripped. I had an old Kenmore machine at the time (I think it was my Mom?s) and stitched away. I became interested in hand quilting in the 1980?s which was pretty tedious and time consuming. At the time I had no idea that you could get hand quilted results on the sewing machine. What an eye opener when I discovered that!!
I met and married my wonderful husband in 1985 and moved to Vista, Ca. In 1990, I found out that ?Quilt in a Day? was in the next town over, San Marcos, and I took the QIAD Teacher Certification class and began teaching. I wrote the ?Lover?s Knot Placemat? booklet after teaching at QIAD for about a year. Simultaneously I was experimenting with free motion quilting and teaching classes to perfect the techniques and wrote the ?Machine Quilting Primer?.
In total I have made about 15 log cabin quilts along with so many other quilt designs that I have lost count on the number of quilts I have made over the years. I would love to help you along the path to perfecting your quilting. If there is anything that I can do to assist you, just jot me a note.