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Cindy Grisdela
Cindy Grisdela, from Reston, VA, is an award-winning fiber artist with over 30 years' experience creating eye-catching quilts. She specializes in improvisational quilt designs and dense free motion quilting, and she travels extensively showing and selling her work at well-known fine art and fine craft shows all over the country, as well as teaching and lecturing to guilds and groups.

Cindy is the author of Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, published by C&T Publishing. Her quilt designs have also been published in numerous books and magazines.

For more information, please visit Cindy's website and blog at www.cindygrisdela.com.

STITCHES United 2019 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     CANCELED
1300 Easy Autumn Stripe Table Runner Learn to make improvisational angled stripe blocks and put them together into a colorful Rail Fence table runner. With very few seams to match, you can proceed quite quickly and confidently. Customize your runner to match your decor. The runner is great for gifts, and the technique is perfect for pillow tops and larger projects.

Note: Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1301 Easy Fearless Curved Piecing Take the fear out of curved piecing with Improv Circles and Curved Stripes. No templates, no pins, and no seams to match. You'll be confidently stitching curves in no time and ready to incorporate them into many other projects!

Note: Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.

Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1302 Easy Focus on the Improv Block Make an Improv Block the focus of your next composition: we will build the log cabin block using improv technique and small fabric pieces (scraps will work or even a charm pack). Then we'll discuss different ways to set the block into an interesting background design. Border options will complete the process- they may be curved strips or asymmetrical open spaces. It is completely up to you!

This process can be adapted to any size quilt and can go anywhere your imagination dares to take you.

Note: Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1303 Easy Free Motion Quilting with Style Ready to take the plunge into quilting on a domestic machine? We will practice and learn a variety of motifs which will add interesting textures to your sample quilt sandwich. You will marvel at the simplicity of making spirals, pebbles, fans, seashells, and waves using a regular sewing machine. Soon you will be ready to incorporate them into your future quilt designs.

Note: Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.