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Having slept under her grandmother's hand-quilted scrap quilts when she was a child, author Diane Gaudynski has loved quilts her entire life. However, she didn't learn how to do hand quilting until 1978. Then in 1988, she began machine quilting. A self-taught machine quilter, Diane makes traditional-style, everyday quilts with "Sunday best" quilting. Her style reflects her love of drab "mud" colors and simple elegant design inspired by antique quilts. Living in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with her husband and four cats, she finds the long, cold winters great for serious quiltmaking. An experienced teacher and lecturer, Diane loves to encourage beginners so they too can sleep under beautiful quilts. Diane has had nine quilts juried into the American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, Kentucky. Four of them won the Bernina Award for Machine Workmanship, and they are now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of the American Quilter's Society. She also received the Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry in 2001. She has written several magazine articles and has appeared on the PBS documentary "America Quilts" and "Quilt Central." In 2002, Diane's work was included in an international exhibit in Tokyo, Japan, called Thirty Distinguilshed Quilt Artists of the World. Her quilt THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY: AN AMERICAN MEMORY was judged a Masterpiece Quilt by NQA in 2002.
Books by Diane Gaudynski