Progress on the Curtain Quilt; TAFA “Labors of Love” Calendar

 January 12, 2013
Posted by Cindy
Squares for Curtain 2013 Cindy Grisdela

Squares for Curtain 2013 Cindy Grisdela

I’ve made some progress on the piecing for my window quilt below. I had trouble getting much time in the studio this past week with one thing and another requiring attention–next week for sure!

This is maybe a third of the size it will be when it’s finished–it’s lots of fun playing with the colors and deciding what goes best where. My favorite way to work! As I mentioned in my last post, this piece is intended as a curtain for a window in my house that needs some interest. I’m not going to quilt it, just piece it together and put a backing on it. I’m hoping the sun will shine through it sort of like stained glass.

I just added several new journal covers to my Etsy Shop this week–stop by and take a look! There are quilts, pillows and “inside out”
eyeglass cases too.

Cindy Grisdela's Page in TAFA "Labors of Love" 2013 Calendar

Cindy Grisdela’s Page in TAFA “Labors of Love” 2013 Calendar

I’m excited to announce that I’m the “August 2013” artist in the Textile and Fiber Art (TAFA) new calendar titled “Labors of Love.” It’s focus is on artists in the group and how they work. You can see and order the calendar on Zazzle here. There are two calendars there and I’m in the second one. TAFA is a great organization of textile and fiber artists from all over the world. It’s worth checking out the website when you have a few minutes–here’s the link to my page to get you started!

I gave a trunk show of my quilts and talked about using color effectively in quilts on Tuesday for the Bethesda Quilters in Bethesda, Maryland. What a wonderful group of quilters! They had great questions and really kept me on my toes. Plus it’s always fun to visit a guild I’ve never been to and see what they’re doing. These quilters had some beautiful quilts to show for show and tell and a very active charity project going on to make quilts for sick children through Project Linus.

This is going to be a busy spring for me–I’m in booth 3505 at the Baltimore Craft Show February 22-24, then I’ll be part of a show at the Ratner Museum in Bethesda. MD called “Common Threads – Different Visions” with seven other fiber artist during the month of April. Also in April I’ll be at the Craftboston Spring show April 18-21. Mark your calendars!