Intersections - Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts

Intersections – Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts

It’s Day Four of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and today’s featured blogger is Yvonne Fuchs at

I haven’t met Yvonne in person yet, but these statements on her blog got me right away:

  • You are creative.
  • Nobody and nothing is perfect: You are doing your best work right now.
  • The secret to success is to show up, try, learn, modify, and repeat.

That is exactly my approach to quilting and to life too! And I try to make that clear in the book–everyone has the ability to be creative, there are no mistakes in the improv process–just learning opportunities.

If you head over to Yvonne’s blog at you can read her take on the book. If you add a comment, you’ll be entered to win a copy of Artful Improv!

Each weekday until Wednesday, October 19, you can visit a new blog and get a different perspective on Artful Improv. If you leave a comment on the blog, you will be entered to win a copy of the book, generously donated by C&T Publishing. US winners will receive a hard copy, and international winners will get the eBook.

The winners won’t be chosen until after the Tour is over on October 19, so even if you miss a day, you can go back and comment.

I’m very grateful to these talented artists who are participating in the Tour and helping me get the word out about my new book!

Here’s the full schedule:

October 10: C&T Publishing
October 11: Maria Shell
October 12: Rayna Gillman
October 13: Yvonne Fuchs
October 17: Heather Kojan
October 18: Generation Q Magazine
October 19: Cindy Grisdela
You can also purchase a signed copy of the book from my website here or directly from C&T here. The official release date is October 17, when they should be more widely available. Amazon is showing the book available Nov. 1


  1. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl on October 13, 2016 at 9:45 am

    And your introduction to Artful Improv felt the same way to me, Cindy; I feel like we both have a very similar approach to quilting and life! 🙂

    • Cindy on October 13, 2016 at 9:51 am

      So cool!

  2. Allison on October 13, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I’m really enjoying this blog hop – I’ve put this book on my Christmas list for my husband! (sometimes he listens!! LOL). One other comment I would make is only listen to constructive criticism! (nobody is perfect eh!!)

    • Cindy on October 13, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Thank you Allison–I hope he listens! You’re so right-nobody is perfect–and it’s important to enjoy the process while you increase your confidence.

  3. Pat T. on October 13, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Impressive, exciting work!
    I’ve been inspired by what I’ve seen, to get back to improv piecing!
    (Need practice with those improv curves!)
    Thank you!!

    • Cindy on October 14, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Thank you for your kind words Pat–I hope you’ll try the improv curves and enjoy it!