We Welcome the return of Cindy Needham to AMQ Festival

Teaching Experience

  • Major national teaching engagements thru 2016 include Houston International Quilt Festival;
  • Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar;
  • Road to California;
  • Sisters Quilt Show;
  • multiple AQS shows;
  • Machine Quilting Expo;
  • Australian Machine Quilting Festival;
  • Rose City Quilters in New Zealand;
  • Dubai;Abu Dhabi, Doha
  • and various engagements in Canada.

I have two very popular classes on Craftsy~Design It/Quilt It and Wholecloth Quilts and have filmed two episodes for The Quilt Show.


  • Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year Award 2010
  • Featured Exhibit Houston International Quilt Festival 2016
  • Featured Artist Pacific West Quilt Show 2013
  • Featured Exhibit NQA Show 2013
  • Featured Artist Machine Quilting Expo-Portland 2012
  • Featured Artist Machine Quilting Expo-Providence 2011
  • Nominated for Teacher of the Year 2009
  • Featured Artist Road to California 2008
  • Featured Guest “The Quilt Show” Episodes 202 and 1606


  • My book, Wholecloth Linen Quilts, was published by AQS in June,
  • 2007. I have had numerous articles in Quilters Newsletter Magazine;
  • American Quilter; Machine Quilting Unlimited; The Quilter;
  • The Quilting Quarterly and others. I also self publish 12 very extensive e-books.

My Personal Life!

I have been living in Chico, California since 1991. I have been married to my husband, Kent, for 40 years who is a cabinetmaker. I have two grown daughters and two amazing granddaughters all of whom live close by. Kent patiently puts up with and supports my quilting obsession which has overtaken our lives and our home!

Once you have purchased your Registration Fee you can book any of Cindy’s classes here.