My New Book is Here!

I’m so excited that Adventures in Improv Quilts is finally here! It’s been a long journey from the idea to holding the book in my hands–I signed the contract to write it in January 2020, made the quilts and wrote the book in the spring and summer of 2020 during lockdown, and now it’s finally…

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Taping at The Quilt Show

I had a blast last week taping an episode of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims! Of course I was super nervous thinking about it, but the producers and staff were so organized and Ricky and Alex warm and welcoming, so the nerves went away and I just had fun. I flew…

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“Adventures in Improv” Ready for Pre-Order!

It’s almost here! My new book, Adventures in Improv Quilts, is at the printer and nearly ready for release! That means it’s time to start taking pre-orders for signed copies of the book. Go to the shop at https://cindygrisdela.com/product/adventures-in-improv-quilts/ and place your order. If you’d like the book personalized to yourself, or someone else, please…

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Color Grid Top Finished

I’m happy to share that my Color Grid quilt top is finally finished! This has been a work in progress for quite a while–according to my photos, I made the first blocks in February 2021. That’s OK though. When I started this project, I had no idea what it would turn out to be. I…

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Teaching at the Vermont Quilt Festival Virtual Show in June

I’m pleased to be part of a wonderful lineup of teachers at the Vermont Quilt Festival’s [email protected] virtual festival in June!   I’ll be teaching two four hour classes and giving two lectures during the event–the classes are Fearless Curved Piecing and Mini Improv Puzzle, and the lectures are Playing with Colors and Anatomy of…

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Art Quilt Elements Virtual Opening May 14

I’m thrilled to announce the virtual opening reception for Art Quilt Elements 2020 will be held this Friday, May 14, 2021. And they used my quilt for the Save the Date announcement! That’s pretty cool. The reception will be on Zoom from 2 – 4 PM Eastern time on Friday, and some of the artists…

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Baltimore Craft Week April 12-18

I’m excited to announce I’ll be participating in the American Craft Council’s Baltimore Craft Week April 12-18, 2021. I’ve shown my work at the Baltimore Craft Show in person for a number of years, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to do this virtual event. There are 150 artists participating this year–each of us…

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Best in Show at the Art League!

I’m thrilled to announce that my Taste of Summer quilt won Best of Show at the Art League April Exhibit! I’m pleased with the honor, especially because the Art League is primarily a fine art venue that shows paintings, photography, and sculpture.   The show will be in person at the Art League Gallery in…

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Starting a New Series

Over the past year, I’ve been playing with the idea of large multiple cut curved blocks. The motif is simple–take a stack of blocks and cut random curves out of three of the four corners, shuffle the blocks and sew. Red Scarf, above, was the first one. I made it in grayscale to see if…

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