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Cindy Cloward

Cindy, a lifetime sewist, became an avid quilter during the early days of launching Riley Blake Designs. Along with her husband, a talented group of artists, and a dedicated team of employees, they have grown this family business into one of the leading manufacturers in the sewing and quilting industry. Cindy is passionate about well-designed fabrics and loves to sew and quilt whenever she has a spare moment. 

RBD is also known for producing notions and finished goods – including a unique seam ripper that Cindy dreamed up, designed, and has patented in the US, Canada and Europe. It is called Cindy’s Seam Ripper and its original design makes it the “best little unpicker”.  

She is also the visionary behind Garden of Quilts, an outdoor quilt show that is unlike any other show in the world and is entering its 4th year in Utah this September. 

Beyond fabric, Cindy always says her best creations in life are her children and she gets infinite joy from spending time with her family. She and her husband Bret are the grateful parents of four children, and three grandchildren.


Christopher Thompson
Also known as The Tattooed Quilter

Christopher Thompson, also known as the Tattooed Quilter, is a mini-quilt designer who puts his own creative spin on style. His perspective is modern while his approach is 100% down-to-earth.


Formerly a New York City resident and fashion profession, Christopher is now the Senior Director of Product Marketing for Riley Blake Designs.


He loves exploring and hunting for mid-century treasures in Salt Lake City, Utah with his partner and his two French bulldogs.

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