I took so many notes that I am going to do a couple of posts on this because I love Dianne’s quilts and style and having now met her I know there is an amazing person behind those spectacular quilts.
I thought I would start with how Dianne quilts as I find the process of creating something quite fascinating. By way of background it is interesting to note that Dianne is a landscape architect and mother as well as a prolific quilter who has, and continues to carefully combine these loves on a daily basis.
You may also be pleased to know that Dianne’s quilts are made on the dining room table with the domestic quilting/sewing machine that she bought in 1993. So you do not necessarily need huge space or expensive new machines to do stunning work. 👍
So how does Dianne make her quilts. First of all she says “I am very methodical. I work on dining room table from 8pm to 1 or 2 am. Then I pack everything away.” Before making a full quilt or section, Dianne also makes a little prototype to trial a technique and keeps these ‘minis’ for future reference and display. You can see the deliberate method in the results.
Next time I will talk some more about the breakthroughs in Dianne’s quilting style. In the meantime, you can read the official biography from Dianne’s latest exhibition.
Off to work or rather play with a challenge block for the local show,