"come PLAY with me!" and CURVIES Rule


"come PLAY with me!" and CURVIES Rule

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Hi all. What are YOU doing these days? Any new playtime things going on? I just returned from The City Quilter in NYC...what a fab shop...and also went to the Long island Quilters Guild...my third visit there...what a good group. Your turn. Dianne'

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Thread painting

Started by QuilterBridget. Last reply by gini howard Jul 2, 2012. 10 Replies

Have any of you done thread painting?  I'm not very familiar with stabilizers, but I know I don't want to use a water soluble stabilizer.  What kind of stabilizer would use use with this?  And does…Continue

Group question

Started by QuilterBridget. Last reply by QuilterBridget Jun 19, 2011. 2 Replies

I just joined and I'm wondering if this group is for art quilters; the word "play" in the title leads me to belive so.  Also, what does Curvies mean?Thanks!Continue


Started by Dianne S. Hire. Last reply by Dianne S. Hire Apr 14, 2011. 5 Replies

For you, where does design begin? Do you have this idea lingering in your head? -- one that has been there all along but you've repressed?  It's been happening to me a lot of late...in fact, it's…Continue

YUP, It All Starts with Color...

Started by Dianne S. Hire. Last reply by Dianne S. Hire Mar 3, 2011. 2 Replies

     When color reacts with color, design begins to happen...I watch it all the time.  Little tidbits of fabrics intermingling with other scrappy tidbits.  As those tiny fabrics reveal friendships,…Continue

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Comment by Margo Ellis on May 2, 2014 at 6:12am

I joined this group as my friend and I are lucky enough to be taking a class from Dianne in Charlotte, NC in august.  We are already talking about what fabrics to pack and bring as I will be traveling from Key West.  It looks like a lot of fun and certainly outside the block -my favorite kind of quilting

Comment by Cynthia Harrell Felts on January 18, 2012 at 5:53pm

Dianne--We haven't met. As far as I know! My name (and my quilt) was in American Quilter magazine last May. My Beyond the Block mystery quilt was one of the three winners. I would say if you remembered that, you have an EXCEPTIONAL memory!

I retired early in May 2010 and have been getting back into full-time quilting where I left off in 2001 when I started a 3rd career as a teacher. I took classes at Des Moines in 2010, and at Paducah last year. I am fortunate to be able to stay with a cousin just outside of Des Moines, and my sister in Marion, Illinois, an hour from Paducah. That makes everything much more affordable. I also traded in my old van for a new Prius, so road trips are easy on the gas bill!

Comment by QuilterBridget on January 18, 2012 at 12:49pm

No Paducah for me!  Only in my dreams...I'm thankful your teachings wind up in books because books I can afford!

Comment by Jeanette Leslie on January 17, 2012 at 4:10pm

just flights are about $4000, then there's the rest...... I feel this is a fantasy only for me but as they say, dreams are free and half of the fun.

Comment by Dianne S. Hire on January 17, 2012 at 3:46pm

Wow, Jeanette...New Zealand.  Yes, it would be tres cher, but perhaps you will be able to come some day.  It's the same with me, I live in Maine...it's expensive to fly because "ya can't get theah from heah" as the Mainers say.

GREAT, Cynthia...will be seeing you sooner than we can imagine.  Your name is so familiar to me...how would that be possible...have we met?  Makes me crazy now that recall has gone calling on the young! 

BTW:  I'm working hard on another book...so totally different than these last 2...will save it for a special announcement with pix.  It's very exciting...am thrilled with every single bit of what is happening.  Does that get you wondering?


Comment by Jeanette Leslie on January 17, 2012 at 3:02pm

I'd love to go someday, If only it was not so far and therefore soooo expensive. We hear about this show from some of the Quilt shop owners here in New Zealand who attend and it sounds wonderful, I'll just have to keep dreaming.

Comment by Cynthia Harrell Felts on January 17, 2012 at 2:47pm

I have already signed up to take a class with you at Paducah, Dianne. I'm working on a "playtime" project now. I will get some of the pieces together in the next couple of days and post some pictures and tell everyone about it. As usual, I started a new project before I finished the last one, so I am still putting together pieces so I can free up my design wall for "playtime."

Comment by Dianne S. Hire on January 17, 2012 at 12:11pm

Welcome, Linda,

Glad to have you aboard...will be interested in seeing your works, too. 

Any chance you (or other members) are headed to AQS Padoooooooka this April? I'll be there with bells on, teaching classes, lecture, etc.  Anyone out there?

Smiles and Happy January to all,


Comment by Linda Shaffer Oliver on January 16, 2012 at 6:12pm

Hi ....just joined ....love the quilts displayed on this page....I do art quilts and crazy quilts.....photography....also do painting {wc...acrylic...] drawing w/pencil and pastel....looking forward to reading the blogs and seeing works by other members.....

Comment by Dianne S. Hire on November 11, 2011 at 8:51am
Yup, twas ,moi...Ricky, being the one who was co-host with me for the afternoon taping, was excellent.  I’d been around him many times, but never around Alex (she did the morning co-hosting with Susan Carlson).  Truly, there wasn’t a thing planned...whatever came out of my mouth – well, it came!~!!!  Very easy, low key, laid back crew...worked with you to get the best...and, the editors/cutters of film...wow...they are fab.
In fact, the two little pieces, above were created for the show (it was only 2 weeks before the taping that I "found" a subject for the show.  They trusted me, even when I was clueless as to what would happen.  Now, that's trust.
So, yup, twas moi.  Nope, not a celeb. 
Now, when may we PLAY? – and where?  Will you be in Paducah this year?  I will.

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