Starry Night Stitching Detail - Cindy Grisdela

Stitching Detail on “Starry Night” – Cindy Grisdela

Welcome to Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts!

I’m a fiber artist who is happiest surrounded by piles of brightly colored fabrics. Designs for my contemporary wall art begin intuitively, first with color and shape, then with stitching lines to create texture and dimension to the work–a process I like to think of as painting with fabric and thread.

I’m thrilled to be the author of Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, published by C&T Publishing, and I’m passionate about helping others find the creativity I believe lives inside each of us, just waiting for permission to come out and play.

Click here to order an autographed copy.

If you would like me to speak or teach to your guild or group, please click on the “Lectures and Workshops” tab for descriptions of the talks and classes currently available–I’m happy to share my journey with you!

I’m scheduling for 2018-19 now. Email me at with any questions or requests.

Work currently for sale is available under the “Shop” tab and other work that is sold or out on exhibit is displayed under the “Portfolio” tab. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, email me at for information about commissioning a unique piece for a special place in your home or office.

Read this post on the blog for the story of a recent commission!

My work has been juried in to the Artful Home community of artists! Visit my page at here. 

I hope you enjoy your visit and come back often. I update my blog regularly with news and new work in process, or follow me on

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Mar. 24-26, Artful Improv, Summer Breeze Workshops and Lecture at Quilters of South Carolina Spring Meeting, Aiken, SC.

April 7, Artful Improv Workshop at Capital Quilts, Gaithersburg, MD

May 5-7, Morven in May, Princeton, NJ. 

May 20-21, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston, VA

June 2-3, Autumn Stripes and Artful Improv Workshops at Quilters Unlimited Annual Show, Dulles, VA.






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