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Longarm quilter Cindi Jo Wooley: graphic artist, designer, valued community member

Cindi Jo at home on Point Cabrillo Drive
Quilter Cindi Jo at her Point Cabrillo Drive studio

Cindi Jo Willey lives on Point Cabrillo Drive property that has been in her family since the 1870s, when her great great grandparents settled here from Portugal.

Through the years, the property has seen many uses. In what was once an auto body and repair shop, Cindi Jo and her husband created her quilt studio, which contains two long arm sewing machines and other sewing equipment, fabric, thread and projects. In the early 2000s, Cindi Jo studied graphic arts at College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, adding to her quilting skills.

The next step was to apply her new education to the quilting business that seemed to be growing of its own accord.

One of her accomplishments was to create a “sock monkey” quilt, based on the popular stuffed toy.

Among her many other community activities, Cindi Jo contributed to a KZYX quilt which will be raffled later in the year to benefit the building fund. In a design pieced by Sallie Brown, using KZYX bandannas created by Willi Moore, Cindi Jo did the quilting.

A pioneer in community radio, Marty Durlin came to KZYX after serving as manager of KZMU in Moab UT. Her longest tenure was at KGNU in Boulder CO, where she helmed the station for more than 20 years, cofounded the Grassroots Radio Conference and served as chair of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the Pacifica National Board, and the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Coalition. Also a print and radio journalist and a musical playwright, Durlin has spent her career in community media and community theatre. To reach her, email