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 […]
“Center Stage II” Cindy Grisdela donation to 2016 SAQA Benefit Auction
The Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Annual Benefit Auction began last week. My contribution – Center Stage II – is in Section 2, which starts today.
I was thrilled to receive a promotional postcard from SAQA that included my quilt in the lowe […]
For the first time, I finished my quilt for the 2016 Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Benefit Auction early! Usually I’m struggling to get it in under the wire.
The auction is an annual fundraiser for SAQA and the money raised goes to SAQA mission to promote the art quilt through education, exhibits, and publications, including […]
It’s taken me a while to get my thoughts together, but I had a great weekend at the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) annual conference in Philadelphia earlier this month–full of meeting new people, reconnecting with artists I already knew, and getting lots of new ideas and inspiration!
Definitely one of the highlights of the […]
Since I’m cleaning up my studio, I decided it was finally time to rehang my collection of 12″ x 12″ art quilts purchased from the Studio Art Quilts Association (SAQA) annual auction.
SAQA holds a reverse auction online every September to raise funds for its exhibition and outreach programs. I’ve been participating […]
The Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) 2015 auction begins today at 2 PM EDT.
It’s a reverse auction held entirely online. All of the quilts are 12″x 12″ in size and they are sold in sections – Section One opens Monday, September 21 and the price is $750. The price drops each day at 2 PM EDT. On Tuesday it will be […]
“Playground” 2015 SAQA Benefit Auction Donation Cindy Grisdela
I managed to finish my donation for the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) 2015 Benefit Auction just in time for the June 1 deadline this week.
Each year artists donate a 12″x12″ art quilt to be auctioned off in September to raise funds for SAQA’s […]
“Jazz Rhythms” Cindy Grisdela
These days my quilts are traveling almost more than I am!
Last week I sent off Jazz Rhythms to Southern Accents, an exhibit in Florida sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). The show will take place at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Art – Florida Institute of Technology in Melb […]
The Studio Art Quilts Association (SAQA) 2014 Benefit Auction starts today, Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2 PM EDT.
SAQA members donate 12″ x 12″ works of art for the auction and proceeds go to support exhibits and programs that showcase quilts as art all over the world.
It’s one of my favorite events, and I’m pro […]
Speaking at the 2014 SAQA Conference
I stepped WAY outside my comfort zone this past weekend at the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) annual conference in Alexandria, VA, moderating a panel of local artists and talking about my own work in front of almost 200 other artists.
I joined SAQA about five or six years ago–I don’t re […]
“Mountain Retreat” 2013 Cindy Grisdela
The Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) 2013 Benefit Auction is in full swing! The first phase of the auction began on Monday, with a great selection of 12″ x 12″ quilts offered for sale at $750 each. It’s a reverse auction, so every day at 2 PM Eastern time, the price dr […]
“Mountain Retreat” 2013 Cindy Grisdela
I finished my 12″ x 12″ donation quilt for the 2013 Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) annual auction just under the wire! Of course that meant I had to FedEx it to get to the collection person in time–the receive by deadline is Saturday.
This piece is called Mountain Re […]
Georgia O’Keefe Museum Santa Fe
I spent last weekend in Santa Fe, NM attending the Studio Art Quilt Associates annual conference, and came home with my brain bursting full of new ideas and inspiration!
First the conference. On Friday I took several workshops on topics like being a professional artist, social media, and entering the […]
“Rhythms” 2012 Cindy Grisdela
The Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Benefit Auction began today!
It’s a reverse auction in three sections–the first section began at 2 PM today with all the quilts for sale at $750. At 2 PM tomorrow, the price will drop to $550, then $350 the next day, $250 the following day, then $ […]
A new scarf 2012 Cindy Grisdela
After I got back from the Ann Arbor show last week, I intended to take a little time off to recharge, but I seem to have just temporarily switched gears.
I’ve started two new knitted scarves in the last week–one of which is pictured at left. I just couldn’t resist the colors in this hand-d […]
Rhythms 2012 Cindy Grisdela
I finished Rhythms last week just in time to donate it to the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) 2012 Benefit Auction.
The auction begins for the first section on September 10, 2012 at 2 PM. Usually there are about three sections in the auction–I won’t know until later in the summer which section my […]
My work is featured in two online Virtual Galleries this month–on the websites of Studio Art Quilt Associates and Great Falls Studios.
"Red Totem" 2010 Cindy Grisdela
You’ll find “Red Totem” in the January Virtual Gallery on the Studio Art Quilt Associates website. The virtual exhibit is titled “Lin […]
Autumn Forest 2011 Cindy Grisdela
Last week I received notification that my quilt, “Autumn Forest,” was accepted for the Bending the Rules exhibit of work from Studio Art Quilt Associates members from Virginia and North Carolina. The exhibit will be on display February 23-26, 2012 during the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hamp […]