MAY 19 - CINDY GRISDELA
From my studio looking out over a lake in Reston, VA, I draw inspiration for my contemporary wall quilts from the view of nature outside my window every day. Pebbles on the path or currents in water might become part of the texture I stitch into each piece. Color combinations in bird feathers or flowering plants might slip into the palette I use to start my next design.
My abstract art quilts are designed improvisationally without a preconceived pattern, a little bit like jazz music. Each decision about color and shape influences the next and complex blocks repeat like beats of a melody, calmed by irregular plain areas that provide a resting place for the eye.
I travel extensively showing and selling my work in fine art and fine craft shows nationwide, and my work can be found in private collections all over the country. I am a teacher and author of Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, published by C&T Publishing in November 2016. I love to teach! Please open the “Lectures and Workshops” tab on this website for a description of available talks and classes.
Visit Cindy’s website at: https://www.cindygrisdela.com/
Upcoming Classes and Workshops for all skill levels.
Class Cancellation Policy
The minimum number of quilters per workshop is 10. If less than 10 quilters sign up and pay for a workshop 30 days in advance of the workshop date, then the workshop will be cancelled and quilters will be reimbursed 100% of fees paid.
If a quilter signs up, but then is unable to attend, the quilter must cancel before the 30-day deadline. Beyond 30 days, WMQG is unable to reimburse fees paid. Reimbursement beyond the 30-day deadline will only be given in special circumstances at the Program Committee’s discretion.
If you have any questions about workshops or lectures, please contact Barb Bryson.
September 2019 - Pam Buda
Pam designs quilts for her company Heartspun Quilts. She is also the creator of the Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle club, which focuses on small reproduction quilts, life in America~ circa 1840-1900, as well as “Make-do” quilts. She now designs fabric for Marcus Fabrics and her first collection debuted in July of 2012. Pam lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband Ed, daughter Nicole, son Ryan, and their Yorkie, Bella.
NOVEMBER 2019 - WEEKS RINGLE
Weeks Ringle is a professional quiltmaker and co-founders of Modern Quilt Studio, a design studio in Oak Park, Illinois. Having written the first book on Modern Quilting, Weeks, and her husband Bill, are pioneers of the Modern Quilt Movement. Weeks made her first modern quilt in 1987 to rethink the possibilities of the American quilt as being expressive of the time in which we live.
Weeks has taught extensively throughout the US, Canada, Japan (classes taught in Japanese), England and France (classes taught in French). In addition, Weeks has taught two online classes, Designing Modern Quilts on Craftsy and Solids Revolution on iquilt.com