Discover the possibilities in your own stash by cutting your scraps and yardage into strips. Change the way you cut your strips plus five piecing techniques! Featuring the 15 quilts from my latest book plus some favorites you’ve seen in magazines as well as a few ‘trunk show exclusives’ not yet published. Get inspired to sew your stash!
I was born and raised in south Louisiana, graduated from college in NC and later became a flight attendant for American Airlines for 10 years. After living in NYC and San Juan, Puerto Rico, I got married in 1993 and moved to Georgia. In 1997 I had a baby girl and in 1998 I had identical twin boys and was a homeschooling mom to them for years. I lost that job when the kids went to public school 2011, so I decided to put my extra energy into quilting.
I made my first quilt in 1997 while expecting my first child. In 2012, and many quilts later, I created the online pattern company and website called Butterfly Threads Quilting to distinguish myself from the other Diane Knott (who is a talented fabric designer in the quilting industry.) I have published over a dozen patterns, created three templates, been featured in Quilt Magazine, Primitive Quilts and Patchwork, Fons and Porter Easy Quilts, and the American Patchwork and Quilting Calendar.
In addition to traveling and teaching from her two books published by C&T, Scrap Quilt Secrets and Strip Quilt Secrets, Diane enjoys making custom quilts for hire and longarm quilting for others. Now that her nest is empty of children, it is filled with fabric!
Find Diane's original quilt designs in:
My Stars VIII by Kansas City Star
QUILT Magazine April/May 2013
2014 American Patchwork & Quilting Calendar
Primitive Quilts & Projects Autumn 2013
Fons and Porters EASY Quilts Spring 2014 (cover quilt)
Primitive Quilts & Projects Summer 2014
2015 American Patchwork & Quilting Calendar
Fons and Porters Scrap Quilts Spring 2015 (two quilts!)
2016 American Patchwork & Quilting Calendar
Primitive Quilts & Projects Summer 2015