Starry Night Stitching Detail - Cindy Grisdela

Stitching Detail on “Starry Night” – Cindy Grisdela


I’m Cindy Grisdela, fiber artist, teacher and author from Reston, VA.

Color and texture are the driving forces behind my contemporary art quilts. Browse my shop to see how I combine line and shape, then add stitching lines to create texture and dimension–a process I like to think of as painting with fabric and thread.

My book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, is out and I have autographed copies available in the shop. No rules, no patterns = improvisational fun!

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 passionate about helping others find the creativity I believe lives inside each of us, just waiting for permission to come out and play. I’m scheduling for 2018-19 now.

Email me at with any questions or requests.

I hope you enjoy your visit and come back often.





Sept. 16-17 – Alexandria King Street Art Festival, Alexandria, VA
Oct. 6-8, 13-15 – Rio Grande Ballon Fiesta Show, Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 20-22 – Great Falls Studios Annual Studio Tour, Great Falls, VA
Nov. 11-12 – Downtown Art Festival, Gainesville, FL





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