It’s a giveaway, a review, plus a blog hop! Cindy Grisdela‘s brand new book published by C&T, Adventures in Improv Quilts, arrived in my email today, and I’ve got a review for you below. If you want a free e-copy of Cindy’s book, leave a comment below and I’ll pick a winner at random on October 20. Keep an eye out for the winner, which I’ll announce here.
This book is packed with useful material for both newcomers to improv and more experienced quilters looking to delve deeper into the subject.
I specially enjoy the chapter about “Elements and principles of design”, where Cindy explains these topics using excellent examples
The new book offers four guided activities that are intended to provide you with a roadmap for making some of the quilts; not patterns per se, but fantastic more detailed instructions.
This is a fantastic book with a lot of amazing photos. Cindy’s quilts are recognized for their vibrant colors and experimental shapes that resemble traditional quilt blocks. It’s so much delight to see so many of Cindy’s quilts put together, both new quilts and earlier quilts.
Visit the blogs listed below to see what they love about this book. Here’s the full blog hop schedule:
October 12, 2021 C&T Publishing https://www.ctpub.com/blog/adventures-in-improv-quilts-social-media-tour/
October 13, 2021 Maria Shell, Tales of a Stitcher https://talesofastitcher.com/
October 14, 2021 Jenny Lyon, Quilt Skipper https://quiltskipper.com/blog/
October 15, 2021 Becca Fenstermaker, Pretty Piney https://prettypiney.com/blog/
October 16, 2021
October 17, 2021
October 18, 2021 Carolina Oneto https://carolinaoneto.com/
October 19, 2021 HollyAnne Knight, String and Story https://www.stringandstory.com/blog
October 20, 2021 Cindy Grisdela https://www.cindygrisdela.com/blog/
Come back Oct 20th to see who won. Be sure to comment below for a free e-book!
It looks amazing! I would love to win a copy!!
This book looks incredible, I really need a copy!!!
This is an area of quilting I have not been brave enough to try. This book looks great! Might be just the ticket to venture to the unplanned
This book looks great— thanks for the review and the giveaway!
Me encantaría tener este libro como fuente de conocimiento e inspiración
Looks like an amazing book! Would love to get a copy!
This looks like a great book – hope I win a copy!
this looks like a great source for inspiration! after my son’s wedding this coming weekend (!!!) i look forward to spending more time in my studio, playing with improve, color, shapes and all things quilty! thanks for showcasing this work.
It looks like a inspiring, “sew-pricing “ book, thar it skyld be wonderful to win!🪡🧵
Improv quilting looks amazing and thank you for the chance to win a copy of the book
This looks like such an incredible book, thanks for the opportunity to win such a great resource!
This would be an incredibly helpful book to have. I have so much fabric that would be great to do some improv with.
I love her bright colours! And would be delighted to be able to learn from this artist.
Love Cindy’s work! Her colors are my cup of tea, so to speak!
I admire Cindy for her improv quiltmaking (as I do yours), and would love to have the opportunity to delve into it further. Thanks for the giveaway and this chance to win!
Would love to win this amazing book. Have been wanting to branch out to improv and this looks like a great guide. Thanks
This book looks amazing. Just the thing to start me off on a new path in quilting.
You both have amazing quilts. Love your use of color and improv design sense!!
The book looks like so much fun. I would love to win a copy.
I’ve had my eye on this book. Would love to own it!
Such fantastic creativity & design!
That looks like a lot of fun! I would love to get more comfortable with improv by doing some guided exercises
I love the vibrant Colours. I have Cindy’s previous book.
I find improv fascinating and will endeavour to discover more about it. Thank you for the info on the book, it sounds wonderful.
The book looks great. Thanks for the review I look out for it if I don’t win.
I’m looking forward to this book. I love improv sewing. New inspiration and techniques are my jam. Thank you for the review Carolina.
The colorful explosions are spectacular. I love the book.
This book looks amazing!
This is an amazing blog hop, I’m finding all kinds of new-to-me artists to follow. Thanks for the chance to perhaps win a book.
Thanks so much for all the kind words and thank you Carolina for your lovely review–I really appreciate it!
After taking Carolinas on-demand, creative and colorful improv piecing, I am hooked on improvisation. It frees me to express my ideas without the pressure of following a detailed pattern. I love the flow of ideas.
It looks like a book that would be useful to help me try the improv process.
That looks like a wonderful book to extend my improv skills. ❤️❤️
Looks like a great book.
The colors are fantastic, creativity galore!
I love Cindy’s playful approach to improv! She is such a good instructor and this book looks wonderful. I am looking forward to reading it!
This really gets the creative juices flowing. I want to start a new project right now!
I love the idea of guided exercises to learn improv.
Susan! You are the winner!!!