The blog tour for my new book–Adventures in Improv Quilts–starts today!
Each weekday from today until Wednesday, October 20, 2021, you can visit a new blog and get a different perspective on the book. If you leave a comment, you’ll be entered into a drawing from each blogger to win an eBook, generously donated by C&T Publishing. The winners will be notified next week after the Tour ends.
Under the Big Top, above, is an example of one of my Improv Puzzle quilts. You’ll get a guided exercise in the book to make your own version!
I’m grateful to all of the talented artists who agreed to participate and get the word out about the new book!
C&T Publishing kicks things off today. Many thanks to everyone there who worked on the book and helped make my dream for the new book a reality.
Here’s the full schedule:
October 12, 2021 C&T Publishing https://www.ctpub.com/blog/adventures-in-improv-quilts-social-media-tour/
October 13, 2021 Maria Shell, Tales of a Stitcher https://talesofastitcher.com/
October 14, 2021 Jenny Lyon, Quilt Skipper https://quiltskipper.com/blog/
October 15, 2021 Becca Fenstermaker, Pretty Piney https://prettypiney.com/blog/
October 16, 2021
October 17, 2021
October 18, 2021 Carolina Oneto https://carolinaoneto.com/
October 19, 2021 HollyAnne Knight, String and Story https://www.stringandstory.com/blog
October 20, 2021 Cindy Grisdela https://cindygrisdela.com/blog/
If you’d like your very own signed copy of the book, you can order it on the website at https://cindygrisdela.com/product/adventures-in-improv-quilts/, or it is available without a signature from a variety of online sources, including C&T Publishing at https://www.ctpub.com/adventures-in-improv-quilts/
Many quilt stores also offer the book–if yours doesn’t, maybe you can ask them to order it for you!
Love the puzzle quilt! Such variety. Love the color choices too. Awesome
Thank you Alleta–the puzzle quilts are some of my favorites too and they’re lots of fun to make!
Love Under The Big Top. Such a beautiful art quilt.
Thank you Amanda—it’s a fun way to create!
Cindy, I love this puzzle quilt. I can see using some of my orphan blocks to do something like this. I loved taking your Fearless Curves class recently too. Carmen Sidlaruk
Thanks Carmen–I remember you from the Fearless Curves class. Yes–the Improv Puzzle quilts are a great way to incorporate orphan blocks into something new!
I took a zoom class from you from our guild
Thank you Nancy!
As silly as this sounds the colors, shapes, and patterns excite me from the top of my head down to my toes! I always look forward to Cindy’s latest designs!
Barbra, I love that visual! Thank you so much.
Cindy- I bought your book and have made more than one improv quilt using some of your techniques and building blocks.
Thank you Carole–I’m glad you’ve been inspired by my book!
Looks like a fun book!
Thanks Kristin–I hope it is!
Improv quilts really intrigue me. I’ve always wanted to let go ofmy control freakiness. This book my be the incentive I need! Happy trails for you.????
Thanks Colleen–there are some exercises in the book that allow you to keep some control of the process–they’re less “wonky” than improvisational. It might be a starting point for you!
Thanks Cindy, your work is inspiring.
Thank you Jean–I appreciate that!
My Artful Improv book is a favorite, and looks well worn. I will definitely be getting the new book.
Thank you Karen–I’m so glad you’ve found inspiration in Artful Improv!
Looking forward to this new book…loved your first one, it made me think differently about improv knitting/crochet as well. Can’t wait for the sequel! Brava!!
Thank you Cyd–that’s an interesting point about some of the ideas in Artful Improv inspiring new thinking about knitting and crochet too!
Love all the techniques of improve, so freeing!!
I couldn’t agree more, Barb!
Loving your improv pieces Cindy.
Thanks so much, Dee!
Such striking colors and love the improv.
Thanks Peggie–I do love color!
I have way too many orphan blocks. Looks like this book will help me find them a home!
Elizabeth–yes, the book can certainly help with finding homes for your orphan blocks! Many of my quilts start out that way.
Watched your lecture at Holly Ann Knight’s Guild meeting. Enjoyed it very much! I love the freedom & creativity of Improv quilting. Looking forward to trying out some of your techniques. I really love that curvy border idea. Thank you….Mary Harlow
Thank you Mary! I’m so glad you enjoyed the lecture and I hope you’ll try the curved strip border idea.