I’m finally getting time to tell the story of the “Tree of Life” commission that I’ve been working on for over six months. So here goes.
Last June I got an email from a rabbi in Reston, VA inquiring about the possibility of commissioning an artistic table cover for his congregation’s Torah table. He had foun […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today is setup day for the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston, VA. The car is packed and ready to go when the venue opens this morning. And the sun is shining!
The show opens tomorrow, Saturday May 21 and runs through Sunday, May 22. Hours are 10-6 Saturday and 10-5 Sunday. There will be over 200 artists transforming the Resto […]
I went downtown yesterday to see the “Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora” exhibit at the Textile Museum and was absolutely blown away! There was such an incredible variety of stellar work it was hard to decide what to look at next. The term “diaspora” reflects “the dispersion of peo […]
Journey’s End 2013 Cindy Grisdela
The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is this weekend–Saturday May 18 – Sunday May 19–at the Reston Town Center in Reston, VA. Hours are 10 -6 Saturday and 10 – 4 Sunday.
There will be over 200 artists set up along the streets of the Town Center in 16 media categories from […]
Living Room View 2013 Cindy Grisdela
So what do you do with a quilt besides put it on a bed? My April newsletter “Living with Quilts,” talks about putting quilts on the wall, draping them over a sofa or chair, and putting runners on tables or counters to add warmth and texture to your home.
As the picture of my living room to […]
Snow Day Sewing 2013 Cindy Grisdela
I wanted to post this yesterday, but the day got away from me, as snow days sometimes do! It was the first serious snowfall in the new studio and I had a great time stitching while watching the big fat flakes fall.
We didn’t get the 4-8 inches that the weather guys were calling for–more like […]
Squares 2013 Cindy Grisdela Happy New Year--I didn't mean to be gone so long! The end of 2012 was almost a blur for me. I did two weekend shows at the beginning of December, plus I had a commission to … Continued
"Improvisations in Color" 2012 Cindy Grisdela
I’m pleased to announce my “Improvisations in Color” solo show is up in the main conference room at the Great Falls library.
The show runs through June 30, 2012 and includes 25 recent wall hangings.
Using improvisational techniques, I created abstract designs for th […]
"Green Totem" 2012 Cindy Grisdela
It’s the first day of spring and only three days until the Craftsboston Spring show! I’m really looking forward to it.
At left is Green Totem, which I created especially for this show. It’s a companion piece to Red Totem and I intend them to hang together as a pair. The green […]
Today is the start of a great event organized by fiber artist and photographer Virginia Spiegel to raise money for the fight against cancer.
I just participated and it’s fun! You get to choose one of 90 beautiful photos and a fiber art bonus from some very talented artists in exchange for at least a $100 donation to the American Can […]
Block Party Cindy Grisdela 2011
I’m excited to announce I’ve been accepted to the McLean Project for the Arts Artfest 2011! The event will be held on October 2 this year, from 10 AM – 5 PM at the McLean Central Park. It’s the fourth year I’ve been included in this show and it’s one of my favorites. You& […]
"String of Marbles" Cindy Grisdela 2011
“String of Marbles” is the second top finished from my March Project–30 quilt tops in one month. Read about the design process and inspiration at Day 17
I had a harder time choosing the background fabric for this one than I thought I would–the deep purple really set […]
"String of Marbles" Cindy Grisdela 2011
I’ve quilted a couple of the pieces from my 30 art quilts for the month of March project, and I’ll have them on display at the Great Falls Studios Spring Art Festival this weekend, Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10.
The Festival will be held at the Village Green Day School o […]
First 10 Days of March Cindy Grisdela 2011
Well, it took me longer than I had planned to get back to my thoughts about my 30 days of quilt tops for the month of March project. I had quite a few things to get caught up on!
I don’t think I realized, fortunately, what a big project this would turn out to be when I started it on th […]
"Skyscrapers" unquilted top Cindy Grisdela 2011
“Skyscrapers” is Day 22 of my one art quilt a day for the month of March project. I have to say that this piece turned out completely differently than I envisioned it! Yesterday was a difficult creative day. I spent several hours on a top and it just didn’t work&# […]
"Block Party" unquilted top Cindy Grisdela 2011
“Block Party” is Day 20 of my art quilt a day for the month of March project. I had to take a day off to take my son back to college yesterday, so I hope to get caught up this week.
I had a vision for this piece when I started, but it didn’t end up like I thought […]