• Posted by Cindy

    Inspiration for my work comes from many different places. In this case, it came from scarf. And it wasn’t even mine!
    Inspiration Scarf -Cindy Grisdela
    I was giving a talk last month in connection with the opening of my solo show at the Crossroads Gallery at Goodwin House in Falls Church, VA. There was a lady sitting in the front row […]

  • Posted by Cindy

    I’m just back home from a great trip to teach and lecture at the Prairie Star Quilters Guild in St. Charles, IL. It’s a large guild with about 300 members, so they have an evening meeting and a morning meeting to accommodate as many schedules as they can–what a good idea!
    Show and Tell at the Prairie Star Quilters Guild […]

  • Posted by Cindy

    I’ve had so many requests to explain how I mount my small art quilts on painted black canvas that I decided it was time to write a tutorial! There is a step-by-step description of my process in my book, Artful Improv, if you’d like to have it in hard copy.
    Side view of Sunset Boulevard – Cindy Grisdela
    I started mounting […]

  • I’ve had fun teaching Artful Improv classes the last few weeks! So I decided I should do a roundup of some of the wonderful work that has been created in my recent classes.
    Artful Improv is the name of my book: Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and you can get your very own copy from m […]

  • Do you like to work on one project at a time or several? I almost always have multiple projects in process on the design wall in my studio. Next to my sewing machine, the design wall is probably one of the most essential tools in my studio.
    My design wall is full right now with a variety of ideas. I find this is a good way for me to work, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Posted by Cindy

    I just spent a fun weekend at my first QuiltCon! The image above is a bird’s eye view from the second floor before the show opened this morning.
    Since I’d never been to QuiltCon before, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was impressed with the energy around the event. One of the best things was getting to meet some of m […]

  • 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 […]

  • Schoolhouse Presentation Quilt Market 2016 – Cindy Grisdela
    I had a great time at Quilt Market, and now I have time for a breath or two before Quilt Festival starts this Wednesday night!
    My favorite thing at Market was my book signing at the C&T Publishing booth on Saturday morning. It was really fun to be able to interact with […]