Today is the second day of the Blog Tour for my new book–Adventures in Improv Quilts–and my good friend Maria Shell from Anchorage, Alaska is the featured blogger. Maria is an artist, teacher, and author of Improv Patchwork: Dynamic Quilts Made with Line and Shape.
I’ve known Maria for years, since we met at a SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) conference in about 2014. We try to get together whenever we’re at the same venue, like Houston or QuiltCon–we even did a joint book signing at Houston one year. I’m a huge fan of her work and I’m thrilled she’s participating in the Tour. Visit Maria’s blog at https://talesofastitcher.com/2021/10/13/adventures-in-improv-quilts-by-cindy-grisdela-ebook-give-away/
Each weekday until Wednesday, October 20, 2021, different bloggers will be posting their perspective on the book. If you add a comment on any of the blogs, you’ll be entered to win an eBook copy of Adventures in Improv, generously donated by C&T Publishing.
The winners won’t be chosen until after the Tour ends, so if even you miss a day, you can still go back and participate.
Today’s featured quilt from the book is Picasso’s Chickens, above. This is another type of Improv Puzzle quilt, using a variety of elements that began with leftovers from other projects–Improv log cabin blocks, Improv Curves, Angled Stripes and inner Curved Strip borders. I have a new class I’m calling Improv from the Scrap Bag that will take you through the process of creating your own Improv quilt from leftovers!
I’m grateful to all of the talented artists who agreed to participate and get the word out about the new book!
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/2021/10/13/adventures-in-improv-quilts-by-cindy-grisdela-ebook-give-away/
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 No post Saturday
October 17, 2021 No post Sunday
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!