Diane made her first quilt in 1997. In 2012, and hundreds of quilts later, she created ButterflyThreadsQuilting.com, a website with an online shop where she has published dozens of patterns, produced several templates, and writes a regular blog with information about her teaching and travel schedule. She also offers free Block of the Month programs as well as tutorials and tips.
Diane has been published in many popular quilting magazines over the past decade and has written two books for C&T Publishing, SCRAP QUILT SECRETS which explores the design process of working with multiple fabrics and STRIP QUILT SECRETS which focuses on accurate and effective techniques. Over the past 9 years, she had traveled around the country and internationally to teach her techniques and design workshops. Recently, she has added online teaching options as well.
When Diane isn’t teaching, she enjoys quilting for others on her longarm, designing new quilts and most recently, translating her designs and doodles into a fabric line of her own! In addition to designing and quilting, she is the proud mom of 3 college kids and 3 very spoiled dogs. She feels fortunate to call the mountains of north Georgia her home.