Press - Affiliations
Cindy's Antique Quilts of Clinton, Oklahoma has been featured in several publications, including books and magazines.
Some of these are:
Star Quilts - The Legandary Kansas City Star Patterns
Southern Accents 1994 March-April issue
Southern Living, McCalls Vintage Quilts 2001 Calender
McCalls Vintage Quilts issues 1997, Spring 2001
Quilts were also borrowed for publication in the series of books:
The Classic American Quilt Collection by Rodale Press books -Baskets- Nine Patch-Schoolhouse- Wedding Ring
Referenced as dealer in Dating Fabrics by Eileen Trestain.
Our affiliations include:
American Quilters Society
American Quilt Study Group
National Quilters Association
Colorado Quilting Council
Museum of American Quilter's Society
The Alliance for American Quilts www.centerforthequilt.org
National Bit, Spur & Saddle Assocaition
Shows and museums where quilts have been exhibited include:
International Quilt Festival- Houston and Chicago
Vermont Quilt Festival
Pacific International Quilt Festival
Road to California
Quilters Heritage Celebration
AQS Quilt Exposition, Nashville
Museum of American Quilters, Paducah, Ky.
Recent News!! September 2011
Australian Quilters Companion- Excellence in Patchwork and Quilting - issue #50 Article written by Michelle Marvig "Antique Quilt Dealer-Cindy Rennels". In the issue too is a quilt used for Project 4, a Tree of Life/Vintage Christmas Tree, that includes instructions on how to make it. This quilt is one from Cindys Antique Quilts collection. Also in this issue is Report on Kaffe Fassett's Aussie Visit, Beautiful New Zealand Quilt Shops, Gorgeous Christmas Quilt Projects, 10 Spectacular Quilts To Make and much more. Go to web site http://www.completecraft.com.au to order issues or read more about this Australian quilt magazine.
Cindys Antique Quilts was featured in the Spring 2006 McCall's Vintage Quilt Magazine by McCall's Quilting. In this publication you will find selected quilts that have the pattern instructions for recreating in todays fabrics.
"McCall's Vintage Quilts --- Your favorite antique quilt pattern magazine is better than ever! Preview quilts patterned in the Spring 2006 Issue ... an exclusive collection from nationally-recognized quilt dealer Cindy Rennels." For purchasing this Spring 2006 vintage issue click on the link Quilters Village and you will find the issue available and other Vintage Quilt issues or you can call 1-800-590-3465 to order your copy today. On the web site find Special Issues under the McCalls Quilting category to locate the selection.
We are thankful to editor, Beth Hayes, and the McCall's staff for giving us the opportunity to be included in this special issue.
CHECK IT OUT!! Lots of great patterns for recreating such as Mariner's Compass, Moon and Stars, Mohawk Trail, Honeycomb and many more.
The following piece of news is from the publication Hali,, Antique Rugs and Carpet-- Hali.com The aritcle is in the News and Views about the Santa Fe, New Mexico Whitehawk shows. Nov. 15th, 2006.
"Organizng two major shows in one week is not enough for the dynamic Ms Berridge, so hot on the heels of the big Indian show this year was the launch of Antiques of the Americas and Beyond a bit of a gamble in such a saturated market but this was not aimed at the Texas trillionaires but at normal people furnishing their house on a salary. Arriving about an hour after opening, the first dealer I spoke to said things were a bit slow and he had only sold a dozen items. He thinks that's slow? Textiles were fairly thin on the ground but Cindy Rennels from Oklahoma had a wonderful display of antique American patchwork quilts which, after the eye-watering prices of the Indian material, seemed ridiculously cheap.
This Fall, 2010, at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, Cindy's Antique Quilts contributed to the special exhibits with 31 selected quilts from her private collection. Quote taken from the Houston Chronicle 11-1-2010 as follows.......
" Bob Ruggiero, a 14-year veteran of the show and director of publications and public information for Quilts Inc., offers some suggestions: First, make a beeline for the exhibit titled Baltimore Album Review II."They are the more traditional quilts," Ruggiero says, "and we'll have the godmother of this art form, Elly Sienkiewicz, here at the show. All of the quilts in the exhibit she made or collected.""They are the more traditional quilts," Ruggiero says, "and we'll have the godmother of this art form, Elly Sienkiewicz, here at the show. All of the quilts in the exhibit she made or collected."Another marquee exhibit, Ruggiero says, is the Festival Gallery of Quilt Art. "These are very modern," he says. "These are the quilts people look at and say, 'I can't believe that's a quilt. It looks like a painting. " The third exhibit space is devoted to quilts with patriotic themes. Ruggiero says all of them come from Cindy Rennels of Cindy's Antique Quilts in Clinton, Okla., and they're being shown en masse for the first time."
Old Fashioned Bed Turnings ( This event was at the 2012 American Quilt Study Group Seminar in Lincoln, Ne. )
Nancy Kirk and Cindy Rennels will share quilts from their private collections in a bed turning style. Each presenter has chosen quilts from their larger collections that will be a treat to see.
Cindy’s presentation Curves of Time showcases quilts made with quilt blocks and designs using curves. Enjoy quilts from the 1800’s to 1930, both pieced and appliqué. See several varieties of curved designs