Monday, May 1, 2017

Cindy Grisdela - Improv Quilting

Recently, Sue attended a lecture/trunk show by Cindy Grisdela, author of Artful Improv.
Her lecture traced her transition from traditional quilter to improvisational quilting. This is the style that she works exclusively in now. 
Cindy is a quilter local to Northern Virginia and also serves as the editor of the QU Digest, the e-newsletter of the Quilters Unlimited guild, so Sue was already familiar with Cindy and her work.
Below is the quilt featured on the cover of her book.
Not only is her piecing and layout interesting, as in the quilt below,
her free motion quilting makes great use of and enhances the negative spaces.
Sue was particularly interested in the lecture because she has an improv quilt in process and was looking for some inspiration to figure out how to complete it.  It's always helpful to see and hear about other quilters' work and process to help refine your own. More on Sue's quilt in another post.

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