Award Winner

Houston International Quilt Festival 2012

Merit Machine Quilting - 2nd Place

Five Bar Blues


50" x 65"

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2012 Houston International Quilt Festival

My traditional Amish quilt Five Bar Blues is a finalist and and award winner and was exhibited at the 2012 Houston International Quilt Festival.  I am proud that 2012 was the second year in a row that I had a winning quilt exhibited in Houston.

Five Bar Blues is currently on display at the Texas Quilt Museum in their spring exhibit called'Winning Quilts" - Top Quilts from the International Quilt Association's 2012 Judged Show. This exhibit will be available through March 31, 2013, so if you are in the area, be sure to visit this museum.

Five Bar Blues is part of the traveling exhibit IQA created in honor of the winners of the 2012 Houston International Quilt Festival.  The exhibit is called Quilts: A World of Beauty 2012, and will travel to these IQA venues this spring and summer:

  • International Spring Quilt Festival / Cincinnati, April 11-13, 2013
  • International Quilt Market / Portland, May 17-19, 2013
  • International Quilt Festival / Chicago, June 21-23, 2013
  • International Quilt Festival / Long Beach, August 2-4, 2013

If you are attending any of these shows, be sure to look for Five Bar Blues in the exhibit


2013 Workshop Schedule posted!

My 2013 schedule of workshops and lectures has been updated! 

I still have openings for workshops and lectures in 2013 (summer) - please contact me for additional information.

I'm updating my Workshops page with new information for 2013 A new downloadable tri-fold brochure that you can view and print is available on the Teaching page.

There will be more quilt photos in the Quilt Gallery, so visit and check out the new quilts!  Or visit Diane's Quilt Index where you can see thumbnails that link to all the quilts.



Check out my Guest Tutorial for the 2012 FMQ Challenge!


I was thrilled when SewCalGal asked me to be one of her FMQ Experts and to contribute a Bonus Tutorial for the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge. The tutorial has step-by-step instructions for simple machine trapunto - one of my favorite quilting techniques - and is now available on SewCalGal's 2012 FMQ Challenge page.


Check out the tutorial and join the conversation at the 2012 FMQ Challenge page or on SewCalGal's Facebook group.


The tutorial is now posted on my blog, at





Silver Threads Quilt Challenge for the New England Quilt Museum


I participated in the Silver Threads Quilt Challenge to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the New England Quilt Museum. The Silver Thread Challenge quilt entries were unveiled in a special exhibit at the 2012 Lowell Quilt Festival. 

If you missed the quilt show in Lowell this summer, the Silver Threads Challenge collections will be on display at the New England Quilt Museum from October 17 through December, 2012.

My Silver Threads quilt 'Reflections of Tao' is in the exhibit.  It is a wholecloth quilt made of silver silk blend sateen fabric, and machine quilted with many shades of silver and other colors of silk thread. 




Notable Pages and Posts: Red and White Quilts, and Diane's Quilts at the NEQM

From March 25 through March 30, 2011, a remarkable exhibit of 650 antique red and white quilts was displayed at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.  This was one of the ‘Year of the Quilt’ exhibits sponsored by the American Folk Art Museum, and was free to the public for 6 days in March.  I was in the right place at the right time and spent most of a full day overwhelmed and exhilarated by this show. I took over 400 photographs, and wish I'd taken more!

If you weren't able to see the exhibit, check out the slide show on my site under the Favorites / Photos link at the top, or click on the red and white photographs below!

For more information about this exhibit, visit the American Folk Art museum website

If you have an iDevice (iPad recommended) there is an App for the Infiinite Variety quilt show

(Like machine quilting, this App requires patience and persistence - it is very large, slow to download and update, and not always intuitive to use.  It is worth the effort, though - it includes good photos of all 650 quilts, and be sure to check out the 'extras' as well!)



In the spring of 2009, the New England Quilt Museum featured a selection of my quilts in the Museum Shop.  If you were unable to visit the museum in Lowell, Massachusetts to see my work while I was the Featured Artist at the Museum, please visit my first blog entry where I have posted a few photos of the exhibit.