Sunday, June 16, 2024


 If you are here from The Quilt Show, welcome! 

I used to watch Alex faithfully on Simply Quilts, and again when she and Ricky starting filming The Quilt Show.

My husband, Mark, and I have known Alex for a long time, from back in the days when we used to go on quilting cruises, probably twenty years. And she only lives a few hours away from us. 

When Mark started making fused glass, one of the first shows where we vended was Quilting in the Garden held in Livermore, Alex's home town.
But it never would have crossed my mind in any possible scenario that I would ever be a guest on The Quilt Show! There was a lot bit of hesitation on my part, thinking of the lights, cameras, crew, all those people watching me during the filming... But everyone was amazing and I'm so glad I decided to accept a personal challenge. 

I've been quilting for about thirty years, and while this blog will also have posts about family things happening during the week, I try to update what is happening in my sewing room. I'd love to have you follow along.

If you do not have a membership to The Quilt Show (and I highly recommend it, as it is a source of so much good information and lots of fun episodes), here is a link for a seven-day free trial so you can check everything that is available (and watch my episode when it's convenient for you). 

You can follow me on Instagram at @liveacolorfullife, Facebook at Cindy Wiens, and see photos and stories of the quilts I have made in the last 30 years at

Again, welcome, and happy quilting!


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FlourishingPalms said... #

What a wonderful opportunity and experience for you, Cindy! Being invited onto the show is a testament to your fantastic quiltmaking skills, and original designs. I've never subscribed to "The Quilt Show," but I know that it's reputation is for educational programs that spotlight only the brightest and best quiltmakers. You are top-notch! I'm thrilled for you to have received this recognition for your abilities and workmanship. Congratulations!

Amy Friend said... #

Congratulations Cindy! It's wonderful that even more people will be able to see your beautiful quilts this way.

Georgia said... #

I just watched your show. Congratulations on a job well done! I enjoyed hearing you explain your process, and of course, seeing your quilts was special. No worries about being nervous--you appeared to be so at ease. I loved the After Set segment. I always enjoy reading your blog and am looking forward to your next adventure, be it quilting or quality time spent with family.