I’m thrilled to announce that Kaleidoscope has been accepted for exhibit at QuiltCon 2020! I got the notification a little while ago, but life has been a little crazy recently and I realized I hadn’t made the announcement on the blog–better late than never!

QuiltCon 2020 will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX from February 20-23, 2020.

This is my first acceptance at this show and I’m looking forward to seeing Kaleidoscope hanging in Austin with so many friends and other artists I admire.

I designed Kaleidoscope as an exploration of freehand curves. The curved units were all cut without templates or marking using my rotary cutter as a drawing tool. I enjoy the improvisation of it–you can’t make the same cut exactly the same way twice, so you have to embrace the process as you go. I stitched organic vertical lines into the piece with a variegated gray thread to keep the focus on the lines of the design.

Kaleidoscope Detail – Cindy Grisdela

You can read more about the creation of this piece here.  Looking at the process images in that post, I think I have another idea to move this series forward–I love when that happens!