Textile Arts for
in Love with Life!
Award-winning quilter and seamstress of 40 plus years, Diane's passion is to share her Mother's sewing legacy with rising generations. To this end, she has taught classes through college level community education programs, in quilt shops along the Wasatch Front in both Salt Lake and Utah counties. She also pours out her love on children struggling with life-altering diseases, violent crime and major disasters as the Assistant Leader for the Salt Lake Chapter of Quilts for Kids.
Fast Track to Quilt Design & Construction explains the fastest and easiest quilting techniques from start to finish. It is also the first step in Diane's unique approach of mixing and matching different quilt elements for stunning one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Beginner sewers benefit from detailed instructions that develop good sewing practices and skills. Experienced sewers enjoy the streamlined chapter layouts and easy-to-read charts to speed them along towards expressing their own quilting prowess.
Learn to Sew the Easy Way
With easy shapes, easy fabrics, easy techniques, small pieces, and just enough repetition to drill in the core skills that develop the confidence to work the fabric through the machine.
All start with a quilt. Dressmaker and tailor enthusiasts continue with fashion design and apparel while quilters continue with more challenging quilt designs. But, all learn to avoid the school of hard knocks.
Delightful Light Home Artist Community
Dear Sewers of all skill levels,
The Delightful Light Home Artist Community was created for folks to learn to sew the easy way. To this end, you will have access to your own secure member's area where you can work through the sewing and quilting course, share textile achievements, seek help for sewing struggles, learn to draft patterns, and develop traditional tailoring (clothes for men) or dressmaking skills (clothes for women).
We will all be sewing together. It is only the projects that will be different. So plan on enjoying the making of quilts, home decor, crafts, the latest fashions, and their accessories (purses, scarves, hats, etc.). There will be group projects to challenge ourselves together as well as to build up our local communities. Please, come and be a part of a small group of like-minded folks who want to stitch hearts together into nourishing fountains.
Staystitch with me and may all your sewing projects be finished with ease (pun intended). Membership in this community is currently free.
Your Kindred Dressmaker,