• I got two “fat emails” recently–one offering me a contract to teach at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in November, and the other a jury acceptance as an Artful Home artist!

    I’m beyond excited about this!
    I’ll be teaching two classes at Houston in 2017. One is my “Take the Fear out of Curve […]

  • I had a nice surprise in my mailbox recently–my new copy of Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman–that includes my quilt Red Totem!This is a lovely book with beautiful pictures of 300 quilts from 124 quilt artists all over the world, and I’m honored that one of my quilts was included. The b […]

  • Well–I had a plan for blog posts over the last couple of weeks. It didn’t happen. I got some kind of flu that lingered for nearly 10 days over the holidays, so it was all I could do to do the family things I needed to do. Fortunately I’m feeling a lot better now.
    So let’s wrap up December. Not all of this post is q […]

  • I finished Improv Tower today–just in the nick of time to make today’s deadline to be donated to the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show!
    Just so you know, it wasn’t because I procrastinated that it was a last minute entry. I’ve been working on this for several weeks. But I kept running into problems. The rules state that the qui […]

  • I’m pleased that Quilting Arts Magazine gave a nice review to my new book–Artful Improv–in its December 2016/January 2017 issue now available in mailboxes and on newsstands!
    Quilting Arts Magazine with review of Artful Improv
    In case you can’t read the type in the image above, here’s the text of the Quilting […]

  • I’m all set up for the One of A Kind Show this weekend! The show starts tomorrow–Thursday, December 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4. I’m in my usual booth–#3063.
    One of A Kind Show Setup 2016 Cindy Grisdela
    I always enjoy setup days–even though they are usually long and tiring. It’s fun to hear th […]

  • Quilt Festival was a blast! I’ve been back a little while and have been able to process my thoughts about the experience while getting several “must-do” things taken care of in the studio–finished and delivered one commission and made progress on two more.
    Artful Improv Special Exhibit Houston 2016
    I spent four day […]

  • Schoolhouse Presentation Quilt Market 2016 – Cindy Grisdela
    I had a great time at Quilt Market, and now I have time for a breath or two before Quilt Festival starts this Wednesday night!
    My favorite thing at Market was my book signing at the C&T Publishing booth on Saturday morning. It was really fun to be able to interact with […]

  • Framed Boxes – Cindy Grisdela
    I’m busy stitching, writing and packing for my first Quilt Market this week!
    Quilt Market is the weekend before the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX, and it’s an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers, and other quilt industry trade professionals to see what’s new in the q […]

  • Uneven Bars – Cindy Grisdela 2016
    The American Fine Craft Show | Washington is this weekend and I’m all set up and ready to go!
    Judging from what I saw at setup yesterday, it’s going to be a great show. There are about 100 contemporary craft artists from all over the country exhibiting, including jewelers, furniture make […]

  • [UPDATE: Beverly Longford is the winner of the Artful Improv drawing. Her comment was chosen by my random number generator. Congratulations Beverly and thank you to all who followed the Blog Tour and commented!]
    It’s the last day of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motio […]

  • “Nautilus” in progress Cindy Grisdela 2015
    It’s Day Seven of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting. Today’s featured blogger is Teri Lucas at Generation Q magazine.
    I’ve been a fan of Generation Q for a while, and I’m thrilled that Teri i […]

  • It’s Day Six of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting. Today’s featured blogger is Heather Kojan at heatherkojan.com
    Summer Breeze Class – Cindy Grisdelam
    I met Heather several years ago at an art show in Maryland. She’s the founder and first preside […]

  • Sunset Hills- Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts
    It’s Day Five of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and today’s featured blogger is Sujata Shah at therootconnection.blogspot.com
    I haven’t met Sujata in person yet, but I’ve been following her blog for years a […]

  • Intersections – Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts
    It’s Day Four of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and today’s featured blogger is Yvonne Fuchs at quiltingjetgirl.com
    I haven’t met Yvonne in person yet, but these statements on her blog got me right aw […]

  • Marbles and Chopsticks – Cindy Grisdela
    It’s Day Three of the blog tour for my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and today’s featured blogger is my friend Rayna Gillman, artist, teacher, and author of Create Your Own Free Form Quilts, also from C&T Publishing. […]

  • Grape Harvest is in my Artful Improv book – Cindy Grisdela
    Today is the second day of the blog tour for my new book–Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and my friend Maria Shell from Alaska is the featured blogger.
    Maria and I met at a conference held by Studio Art Quilters Association […]

  • “A Little Citrus” 2015 Cindy Grisdela
    The blog tour for my new book–Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting–starts today.
    Each weekday from today until Wednesday, October 19, you can visit a new blog and get a different perspective on the book. If you leave a comment on the […]