Cindy Mielock has been quilting since the early 1980s. Although she began with bed quilts, she quickly fell in love with color and the varying techniques used in quilted wall art. Her first art quilts were hand quilted but she now machine quilts them with a domestic sewing machine. She uses purchased hand dyed fabrics and commercial fabrics as well as recycled silks, wools and cottons and all kinds of threads in her original designs. While some of her art quilts include machine piecing, hand or machine applique and hand embroidery, her favorite technique is fusing. Fusing allows the use of many shapes and layers in the quilt without the concern for sewn seams. Her quilts are brightly colored and have various shapes quilted in the backgrounds. More recently Cindy has begun learning to paint and has fallen in love with this new medium. Although always fond of watercolors, she has discovered she loves acrylics because of the saturated colors and instant results.
Both her art quilts and paintings reflect her love of gardening, nature and music. Many of her art quilts and paintings depict plants, leaves, vegetables, fruit, nature scenes, animals and musical instruments. Cindy has displayed her art quilts in local, regional and international shows, curated shows for local agencies, taught classes and has won several awards for her art quilts. She often donates her artwork to local nonprofits for fundraising.
- Old Town General Store presents! (Old Town General Store in Old Town, Lansing, May 2017)