I’m so excited to announce that my work has been chosen as the feature art for the poster and T-shirt for the Downtown Art Festival in Gainesville, FL this December! (Note: updated with a better image of the poster.)

Jumping for Joy Art Quilt - Cindy Grisdela

I got the call from the show director earlier this year, but I wanted to wait to announce it until the art had been chosen and the poster created. And that’s now!

The quilt is called Jumping for Joy, and I wrote about its creation here if you’d like some background.

The show will be held December 1-2, 2018 in my hometown of Gainesville, FL and I will be there–with this quilt and lots of others! I’m thrilled with the design–so graphic and colorful.

It’s such an honor to have my work chosen to represent the show and I’m deeply appreciative. This show is near and dear to my heart for many reasons–because it’s in my hometown, because it’s the first show where I won Best of Show (in 2015), and because it’s a lot of fun!

You can read more about the show and about me here. 

Mark your calendars if you’re in the area–I hope to see you there!






  1. Sheila on June 13, 2018 at 1:29 am


    • Cindy on June 13, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      Thank you Sheila–I can’t wait to see it!

  2. LynneP on June 14, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Another wonderful accomplishment! Congrats.

    • Cindy on June 15, 2018 at 2:29 am

      Thanks so much Lynne!

  3. Cynthia Anderson on June 26, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    So wonderful! Congratulations!!

    • Cindy on July 9, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks so much Cynthia! I’ve been on vacation without good Internet access–sorry for the delayed response.

  4. Pat on July 5, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Just found out you may be coming to Byrne Sewing. I am very happy to be able to see your work and hear about your process. Congratulations on the poster.

    • Cindy on July 9, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks so much Pat–I’m looking forward to it! I’ve been on vacation without good Internet access–sorry for the delayed response.