Boredom Busting Quilt Artists


Take a look at three artists in the quilt world that inspire students around the world. 


Let Cindy Walter inspire you with her quilting world!

Cindy Walter is the author of ten books on topics ranging from traditional quilting techniques to fabric painting. She is best known for creating the Snippet Sensations technique. Cindy has taught for shows and guilds all over the world including several AQS events, International Quilt Festival, New Zealand National Quilt Symposium, Berlin Patchwork, Quilt Yokohama, and Road to California, to name a few. In addition to co-hosting the Quilt Central television show for PBS and hosting Quilters TV, she has also been a guest on numerous other television shows.

Cindy lives in Hawaii with her husband and considers herself lucky that one of her passions is also her career. Find more at

Let Joy-Lily show you how to play with color!

Joy-Lily is a silk painter, quilter, fabric dyer, printmaker, and surface designer. Plain cloth is just not safe around her! She has been teaching fiber arts and quilting for over 30 years. She taught textile arts including quilting and Shibori to seniors for nine years on a California Arts Council grant. Her work has been exhibited in the US, Europe, and China, and has been published in Japan and the US.

Joy-Lily’s book, Carefree Quilts: A Freestyle Twist on Classic Designs was published in 2012. Her teaching style is playful and collaborative, featuring techniques and projects that are goof-proof. Workshop participants create work they love on their very first try! See her work at

Let Lisa Bongean introduce you to the primitive side of quilting.

Known worldwide for her primitive style in quilting, Lisa Bongean calls Menasha, Wisconsin, home. This is where it all happens for Primitive Gatherings and the customers who have grown to love Lisa’s primitive and folk-art designs featuring her hand-dyed wools and homespun, reproduction, and designer fabrics.

Lisa’s talents are many. She’s the proud mother of three sons as well as a designer, teacher, award-winning quilter, shop owner, and business woman in partnership with her husband, Nick. In addition to the retail shop, Lisa and Nick stay busy with their wholesale and Internet business along with traveling to and vending at numerous quilt shows across the country. Primitive Gatherings, their family-owned business, opened in 2004.

Lisa recently entered into a partnership with Moda and embraces the wonderful opportunity to continue reaching out to quilters everywhere, offering them beautiful new fabrics designed especially for creating her primitive and folk-art designs. Find out more at

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