Cherie Leighton Goodwin
Quilting and Crafts

About the Artist


Cherie Leighton Goodwin has been quilting and crafting for more than 35+ years.  She specializes in custom photo quilts and memorial quilts to honor your loved ones.  They serve as intimate, useful and decorative keepsakes.  Customers supply photos and clothing (t-shirts, jeans, fleece, etc.) that she incorporates into the quilts.  These are not only keepsakes, but heirlooms that can be passed down for generations.

There is no limit to her creativity: memorial quilts, wedding quilts, anniversary quilts, a quilt of a beloved pet, t-shirt quilts, photo tote bags, purses, checkbook covers, pillows and teddy bears. The possiblities are endless.

Cherie has also combined her love of Giant Panda bears and her passion for quilting.  Her panda photo quilts and photo tote bags have been auctioned to support the conservation of Giant Pandas worldwide and she has raised more than $12,000 to date. 

The following zoos and organizations have been recipients of Cherie's fundraising:

    *    Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington DC

    *    Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta GA

    *    San Diego Zoo, San Diego CA

    *    Memphis Zoo, Memphis TN

    *    Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai Thailand

    *    Pandas International, Littleton CO

 A portion of the sales from panda items will be donated to Pandas International on an ongoing basis.

 To contact her directly, please go to the Contact Page.