Great Falls Studios Annual Studio Tour opens tomorrow, November 14 at 10 AM. The Tour will be virtual this year, so you can visit us without having to leave your home. Over 30 artists are participating, including painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, and of course me with quilts and fiber art!

You can watch short videos of artists talking about their work and creative process; see video tutorials, including one I made about the process of creating a quilt with a free motion quilting lesson; and immerse yourself in art and creativity in the online shops. There’s a wonderful video of artist Vad Moskowitz weaving taken by her grandson, and a detailed video of potter Robin Smith throwing a pot. So much to learn!

Cindy Grisdela Studio – Photo by Greg Staley

Visit for all the details, and remember that the Tour site doesn’t go live until 10 AM EST on Saturday, November 14, 2020. It will be live for you to visit every day until November 30.

There are wall quilts, pillows, and scarves printed from high quality photos of my work in my shop. Below is an image with many of the products I have available from a booth setup I did recently.

Virtual Show Booth – Cindy Grisdela

And one of my scarves.

Blue Moons Scarf- Cindy Grisdela

I made a short video to give you a tour of my home studio on the lake, as well as the process video I mentioned above. I’ve learned a lot about shooting videos in the last 6 months!

Here are a few more shots of my studio:

Studio view looking out over the lake – Cindy Grisdela

I piece my quilts on a Bernina 440 sewing machine that you see sitting in front of the window, and for many years I stitched the texture on that machine as well. But two years ago I invested in a larger Bernina Q20 machine that you see on the right. It has a 20″ throat area that allows me to stitch larger quilts more comfortably.

My fabrics are stored in wire baskets underneath my cutting station and my ironing station (not shown), organized by color and by type of fabric so I know where everything is.

Cindy Grisdela Studio – Fabric Bins

And I can never resist one shot of my studio assistant, Jessie the wonder cat. She’s an 8 year old rescue that has been with us for about a year, after nearly 6 years without a cat in our house. She’s a sweetheart!

Jessie helping with the stitching – Cindy Grisdela

It’s going to be a fun experience and I hope you’ll be able to join us!