Editor’s Note: This is the second story in our May series of articles featuring residents of Bear River City.
Whether it’s an heirloom or a purchased quilt, handmade blankets radiate a warmth and stimulate comforting feelings. Quilts can be works of art that are never used or they can be practical and used every day. They can be valued for the skill-level of their maker or simply because of who made them. They can join communities and generations.
Women who quilt are aware of these connections. For many of them, quilting is more than a hobby, it’s an obsession. Bear River City resident Cindy Denkers definitely qualifies as an obsessed quilter.
From her entryway, the first sight any visitor to her house will notice is a huge quilting machine. Walk in that room and you may also see around 50 quilts she will eventually work on. However, these numerous pieced blankets are not her own. Her own projects are lower on the priority list.
The former Maddox waitress dreamed of buying a quilting machine over eight years ago and working out of her own home. She approached her husband about buying a Gammil quilting machine and then found a half-priced year-old model in California. The rest is history.
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