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d.e.signed by Diane Evans

After spending many years in a room filled with an ever-changing assortment of teenagers, I am now retired from teaching and enjoying the pursuit of my passions, the greatest of which is bringing art quilts to life.  I focus on exciting colors, strong designs, and precise workmanship;  my pieces are created to enhance the environments of homes and corporate settings alike, and I am available for commissions of all types.

Artist's Statement: I express my passion for color in my art quilts by using hand-dyed fabrics and whimsical geometrics that play with each other and invite me in for the fun.  The machine-pieced and appliquéd constructions are layered with cotton batting and backing and are then machine-quilted with rayon threads to add dimension and shine.

I share Danny Kaye's philosophy that "the world is a great big canvas -- and you should throw all the paint you can on it." Music and mathematics are my muses, and I strive to create art quilts that reflect my love affair with color.  Radiating motifs are used to create rhythm, the use of symmetry brings harmony, and dramatic machine-quilted curves add lyrical movement.

Location:  Schenectady, New York, USA
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   Studio Art Quilt Associates
   Professional Art Quilt Alliance
   Adirondack Regional Textile Artists Alliance
Languages spoken: English, French (slowly)

 "Autumn in New York" by Diane Evans

Tags: textile art, fiber art, wall art, quilt, appliqué, design, stitch, hand-dyed, fabric, framed art


  1. I loved your video and the fact that you use mathematics in your designs. Another reason to emphasize math in our society! I've used sine waves occasionally in weaving drafts - math can be a great starting point in design work.

    Your quilt work is fantastic.

  2. love your work and the video is a fascinating
    look into the creative process


“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse”
-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


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