• Posted by Cindy

    I was an April 3 guest on the American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast!
    I had so much fun as a guest on Pat Sloan’s American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast today! We talked about my book, Artful Improv: Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting and the fact that Pat and I belong to the same large multi-chapter gu […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    [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 […]

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    “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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    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 […]

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    “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 […]

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    Artful Improv is Here! Cindy Grisdela 2016
    I’m so excited to announce that I just received the advance copy of my new book–Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Stitching–from the publisher, C&T Publishing!
    It’s such an amazing feeling to be finally holding the book that I&#821 […]

  • I’m excited to announce that I’m going to have a special exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall featuring 16 quilts from my new book, Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Freemotion Stitching!
    The brochure for the Festival just came out and you can see my Artful Improv Exhibit l […]

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    Trudi’s Improv Blocks from Artful Improv Class
    We had a great time in my Artful Improv class in Great Falls yesterday!
    Susan’s Artful Improv Blocks June 2016
    My students were energized and ready to let go of the “rules” on the way to learning how to create their own unique quilts. We began talking about color and […]

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    I’m beyond excited to announce that the title and cover of my new book has been released. Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Freemotion Quilting is available for preorder at Amazon.com!
    The book is scheduled for release November 1, 2016.
    I spent most of last year writing Artful Improv and it’s thrilli […]