Tisha Cabral

Tisha Cabral

Textile Artist, Quilter, and Zentangle Instructor



Tisha Cabral instructs Zentangle Classes at Manzanita twice a month – check the website monthly calendar of events for her schedule or find us on Facebook – Manzanita Arts Emporium — for the schedule posted in events.

Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp

Contact: Tisha Cabral  czttisha@comcast.net

Host Contact: Manzanita Arts Emporium – manzanitaartsemporium.com – 209-728-6171


Artist Tisha Cabral Quilts Intricate Patterns

Tisha Cabral, Manzanita Arts Emporium’s newest artist, showcases colorful and imaginative fabric arts (quilting) and pen & ink works called Zentangle. Tisha is a graduate of Bret Harte High School and Sacramento State College with a B.A in Liberal Studies and a teaching degree. Fifteen years ago, after some years away, Tisha returned to Calaveras County with her two sons, now ages 17 and 19, and her love for quilting continued.

A fourth-generation fabric artist and quilter, Tisha has been a member of the Independence Hall Quilters since the age of eleven and was in the first group of Quilt-ettes for young people. Her mother is a fabric artist. Her grandmother and great-grandmother worked in the old ways with the original reason to make a quilt—to keep a warm bed. Tisha now quilts with a Long-arm quilting machine, which can make endless patterns and designs stitched into the work. She has created commemorative pieces and offers her services for consigned work.

Tisha is the only certified Zentangle Instructor here in the foothills, having studied with originators Rich Roberts and Maria Thomas in Providence, Rhode Island. (See Zentangle.com.) The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, increasing focus and creativity while promoting an increased sense of personal well-being. Common art roadblocks like fear and hesitation are soon dropped.

When asked  “What’s the difference between Zentangling and Doodling?”  Tisha’s answer was clear and revealing:  “Doodling is generally a mindless activity usually done when someone is supposed to be doing something else, like studying or paying attention to a lecture.  Zentangle is a mindfulness meditation practice where a person is entirely present and in the Now. A Zentangler learns to empty their mind and simply enjoy the practice of putting ink on paper or a whole range of possible materials.” At one of Tisha’s workshops at Manzanita, she was heard telling her students repeatedly, “Slow down. If you’ve already finished that section, you are working too fast.”