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As good a time as any...

This really seems like an insane time to begin adding to this blog page.  But, I am trying to keep busy.  I will just add my personal blog link so it will give some background, such as it is.... Threads From My HeadSee More
Nov 21, 2011
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Dianne's Traveling Quilt Show

I don't know how legit it is for me to re-direct you to my blog site but I am going to try this and see what happens.  Hope I do not step on any toes no matter how big the shoe size...Threads From My HeadSee More
May 30, 2011
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May 29, 2011

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am the owner of Dianne Springer Designs, a new quilt company that creates products for sewers. Some of our kits are Quilt in a Cup, Quilt in a Clock, Quilt in a Clipboard, Quilt in a Mouse Pad, etc. Fun places to put small quilts...I taught Art for 25 years and about five years ago, got involved in the world of quilting. My world is a better place for that.
How many quilts have you made?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
love making quilts
How long have you been a quilter?
About five years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Why do you quilt?
Because I love it
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As good a time as any...

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 11:06am 0 Comments

This really seems like an insane time to begin adding to this blog page.  But, I am trying to keep busy.  I will just add my personal blog link so it will give some background, such as it is....


Threads From My Head

Dianne's Traveling Quilt Show

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 12:34pm 1 Comment

I don't know how legit it is for me to re-direct you to my blog site but I am going to try this and see what happens.  Hope I do not step on any toes no matter how big the shoe size...

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At 11:40am on September 17, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Well it sounds like you had a REALLY good birthday!

I'll bet you're soooo excited about your book!  Just think, you started out with your Quilt-in-a-Cup idea and look where you are now!!!!  That is just so incredibly neat!  I love the cover of your book; just when I think that there couldn't possibly be any new ideas for quilting, yours comes along.  It's such a unique book I'm sure it'll be a great seller!  And I think it's especially great that the AQS is the publisher.  It seems that many new quilt book authors go with KP, but AQS is huge!

You're going to Houston this year, aren't you?  I've never been to a quilt show and if I could choose one to go to in my lifetime, Houston would be it.  I make quilts for Ami Simms' organization, the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, and every year there is a display with about 1500 quilts for sale (they're little quilts; no larger than 9"x12").  I'm excited because so far five of mine are going.  I figure if I can't go to Houston, at least a part of me can be there!

So, which is more fun....writing a book or designing fabric?  I hope you can come up with something else for TT; I think it would be fun to design fabric, but I'm sure it's not easy.  I've played around with Spoonflower and have a lot of fun there, but so far I've only ordered one design of mine.  It's fun, but not as easy as I thought it would be.

Thanks for writing; it was good hearing from you!

At 10:14am on September 14, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Happy birthday, Dianne~I hope you have a wonderful day!
At 8:38am on June 6, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Your mother sounds just like my grandmother!  She's always leaving my mom those kinds of messages; my mom says she's a martyr and always has been.  She lives in Florida and my mom lives in Washington and my grandmother is always saying "well, I don't know if I'll ever see you again" (with a heavy sigh at the end).  Drives my mom nuts!  So I guess I'm lucky my mom didn't pass that on to me!  She did, however, pass along worry.  That's my middle name!
At 8:11am on June 6, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

I always feel good when one of my Alzheimer's quilts sells http://www.alzquilts.org/ When I make quilts for http://www.quiltsforkids.org/ I never know where they end up.  I don't feel guilty for feeling good when I donate one, but I do feel kinda weird when someone compliments one of my quilts...embarrassed I guess.


At 12:40pm on June 5, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

I hate regular sewing!  I taught myself how to quilt about 6 years ago and then I figured if I could learn how to quilt then certainly I could learn how to sew.  NOT!  Although I've made a few VERY SIMPLE things, I just don't like it.  I'd sure love to make some cute bags...I've done 2 easy ones and two easy aprons and that's about it.  To me quilting is much easier!

I'm debating on finishing that quilt.  Have you heard about the Dream Batting Company supporting ALS research?  Last year they wanted quilts to be donated to sell, auction and give to ALS patients.  All of the quilts are entered into a general contest.  I donated two.  This will be their second year, so I'm thinking of finishing the quilt so I can donate it.  In case you're interested here is their website: http://www.quiltersdreambatting.com/ They call it the Hopes and Dreams Challenge for ALS.  I like making quilts to donate.  Of course I could also finish my other three UFO's!

At 9:56pm on June 4, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
It's funny that you mentioned having fun with whatever I'm doing because just today I decided I'm not having fun with my current quilt.  The top is finished except for the borders and I don't like it.  Usually I finish what I start, but I once I quit having fun it's too much work.  So now I'm on a mission to start a new project and add this one to my UFO stash (I now have 4 unfinished tops).  Oh well.  It looked good on paper!
At 11:26am on June 4, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

I would love to have a book with my name on it for the ego boost!  I have a very low self-esteem and things like having my quilts on display are a big deal to me.  My husband keeps trying to get me to write out my patterns, but I don't know where to start.  I love designing quilts, but when it comes to writing a pattern that a whole different story!  Seeing my name on a fabric selvage would be cool too!  But I honestly think my thing is to simply make quilts.  I'd love to make quilts that would be used in someones book.  M'Liss Rae Hawley has several quilters make the quilts in her books and then someone else professionally quilts them.  I think that would be lots of fun!

Is your book about a particular technique or specific type of quilt?  I just love quilt books and I think they all sell well.  What publisher are you going with?

At 10:17am on June 3, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

The pattern looks well written...the only thing I'd change would be to put a full photo of the finished quilt (I ended up printing the small picture on the order page).  Other than that the instructions are clear and concise.

I had fabrics chosen for my QOV quilt, but now I'm wanting to change my mind and go buy some new patriotic fabrics.  Plus, I'm going to participate in the June swap and they're doing patriotic fabrics...so I need an excuse to buy more fabric!  I noticed several fabric companies have lines out now specifically geared to make QOV quilts.  Anyway, I've been procrastinating finishing a quilt I've been working on, but now that I have my next project in line I'm excited to get going again.  It's depressing when I finish something and don't have a plan for the next quilt.

At 3:20pm on June 2, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

You know, I always get embarrassed when someone compliments a quilt...I always show the girls at my LQS what I've made and I try to do it when no customers are in the store; otherwise they all have to come up and oooo and ahhhaaaa.  VERY embarrassing!

I ordered that pattern and I'm wondering how long it takes for the paypal payment to get approved.  I ordered the download version since I'm such an impatient person!  I think that's going to be my next quilt...and it just may be a Quilt of Valor quilt (I'm been meaning to make one).

At 1:41pm on June 2, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Wow...I'm getting to know someone famous!!!  I'm not a person who is starstruck, but I am quilt-star struck!  Writing a book really gets your name out there.  I was surprised you had designed a fabric line because I just know you from your Quilt-in-a-Cup design.  That's sweet of you to offer to match the price I paid...I can't wait to get it and they ship fast, so I'll bet it's here by Saturday! 
I'm actually surprised you had a hard time getting 6 yards into a flat-rate envelope.  I put yardage in a plastic bag and the totally squeeze all the air out so it fits.  I've gone up to 7 yards in one of those envelopes (of course I have to tape it shut).  I give away fabric sometimes to those who want to quilt but can't afford fabric.  I bought so much in the beginning and a lot of it I just don't care for anymore.

I absolutely LOVE the "I Sea Stars" pattern...I'm going to download it in a minute!  So glad I asked!!!



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