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These quilts are posted to attest to Diana’s reputation in the “Quilt World.”  Quilts are judged on many different kinds of criteria, almost like a Dressage Show. The quilts are separated into categories and then judged on such things as original design, color, impact, workmanship, complexity, etc. and given points.  Each  category is awarded ribbons and then there is a Best in Show quilt, Judge’s Choice, and Viewer’s Choice awards which are given about all of the categories. 

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QUILT SHOW - JUNE 2012

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Ceade Mille Failte (100,000 Welcomes)
EasterBunny
Blue Horses Batik
TraditionalGrandmasGardenwithaNewTwist
American Flag
Easter Bunny
Traditional Grandma's Garden with a

ELIQG SHOW - 2011

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ELIQG SHOW 2011
Flower Power 1st Place with Diana

ELIQG SHOW 2011
Honorable Mention & Judge's Choice Award with Diana

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Penny- Nunley's Carousel 1912
Original Quilt - 32" X 35"
Will debut at the ELIQG Quilt Show
June 4 & 5th (see NEWS)
"Penny" is my favorite carousel horse, carved in Brooklyn, NY - Circa 1912, Nunley's Carousel in Baldwin, NY 1940, renovated in Mansfield, Ohio and returned to Long Island at the Cradle of Aviation, Garden City 2009

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• DRESSAGE HORSES LOVE MUSICAL FREESTYLE (l)
FEATURED AS COVER OF CHRONICLE OF THE HORSE
Quilt Wall Hanging – 54”  X  46”

• SPRINGTIME IN THE MEADOW (r) - 94" X 103”

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DRESSAGE HORSES LOVE FREESTYLE
FEATURED AS COVER OF CHRONICLE OF THE HORSE

Quilt Wall Hanging – 54”  X  46” (ELIQG 2006)

(Quilter’s Heritage Celebration 2008, Lancaster, PA)

(Smithtown Stitcher’s Extravaganza 2006

Blank note cards available – See ART

 

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC
Oversized Queen Bed Quilt – 96” X 103”
(Third Place at ELIQG 2006)
(Smithtown Quilter's Extravaganza 2006)
(Quilter's Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA 2007)


Both these quilts are made using fabric printed with music.  The horses in the wall quilt are hand drawn, machine appliquéd, machine pieced and quilted with bound edges.  The bed quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  The fabric folded roses are hand appliquéd.  The edges are finished with “Prairie Points.”

This original Morgan quilt is 29" x 33" and is also available in blank note cards. See ART
(ELIQG – Judge’s Recognition and Merit Award 2004)
(LIQS 2006)
Blank note cards are available – See ART

Meg is 29" x 34"
(ELIQG – Judge’s Recognition and
Merit Award 2005)

Quilt Portraits are created from good quality photographs provided by you. 4x6 inch photographs work well.

Quilt Portraits like Morgan. Meg, and Misty are designed first by creating a sketch, based on a photo. Patterns are made. Fabrics are selected to capture the color and contrast much like when using paint to create a portrait. It is, however, more of a challenge since it requires searching for those fabrics that work in the composition. Paint allows the artist to create whatever color or texture imaginable, but the quilter must search through hundreds of fabrics to accomplish just the right look. The pattern pieces are assembled to a quilt top. A backing is put together with a sandwich of batting. The entire piece is quilted through all three layers with a machine zigzag stitch. The edges are finished with a traditional quilt binding.

Diana likes to add an embroidered name, or in the case of Misty the Goat, a bell or a detail to complete the piece.

THE HAMPTON CLASSIC 30TH ANNIVERSARY QUILT (35" x 42") was designed as a poster submission. Since there are many small details, this quilt took over two months to complete.
(Judges’ Recognition and Merit Award 2005)
(Quilter’s Heritage Celebration 2007, Lancaster, PA)
(LIQS 2006 Judge’s Recognition and Merit Award)
Blank note cards are available – See ART

Misty the Goat - 28" x 30"
(ELIQG 2005)

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Musical Horses Tahitian Style - 24” X 24”
(Long Island Quilt Society, 2008)
(ELIQG 2007)
This quilt is completely hand stitched and appliquéd made in the Tahitian style of four folds.

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Santas - 27.5" x 43.5"
(Long Island Quilt Society, 2008)

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Springtime in the Meadow - 94" X 103”
Flowers and playful goats are machine embroidered coordinate with the print.
(Quilter" Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA 2008)
(ELIQG - Judge's Recognition and Merit Award 2006)
(Smithtown Stitcher's Extravaganza 2006)
Click here for close-up

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Crazy Horses
70” X 86”
(ELIQG 2007)
Click here for close-up

Wedding Quilt - 84” X 106”
Completely hand appliquéd
(Judges’ Recognition and Merit Award ELIQG 2005)

Eagle Scout Court of Honor Quilt
104” X 108”
(LIQS Judges’ Recognition and Merit Award 2006)
(ELIQG 2003)
Click here for close-up

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Vegas - 40"x42"
(Third Place LIQS 2008)
(ELIQG 2007)
 

25 Years with Morgan - 39"x33"
(ELIQG 2003)
Click here to see a close-up of this quilt.

A Dozen Hearts - 25" x 32"
(ELIQG) 2003)
Click for a close up.

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"It’s a Jungle Out There"

"Triangles"

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HawaiianQuilt

Hawaiian Quilt - 35" X 35"
is made using batik fabrics and is made in the Hawaiian method. The blue design is made from only ONE cut piece (like a paper snowflake) and is hand appliqued to the background.

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Angel Quilt -23 1/2" X 27"
(ELIQG 2004)

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Mariner’s Compass
106” X 116” - (ELIQG 2008)
Smithtown Quilter's Extravaganza 2008 -Exceptional Judge's Merit
Award

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Three Amigos
106” X 108”
(ELIQG 2008)

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Dancing Shoes - 49” X 62”
(ELIQG 2008)
Smithtown Quilter's Extravaganza 2008 -Third Place

PrayforPeace

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VerrazannoBridgeQuilt

"Pray for Peace for Our Planet"
58" X 51"
2nd Place at ELIQG 2009
Peconic Quilt Show,
Riverhead, NY

"Beautiful Batiks, Butterflies, and Quotations" - 23" X 82.5"
Exhibited at Quilters Heritiage Celebration Lancaster, PA 2009 and ELIQG Peconic Quilt Show, Riverhead, NY 2009

"Verrazano Bridge"

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"Precious Baby Embroideries with Pinwheels & Prairie Points"
Pattern and classes available
37.5" X 47.5"
Exhibited at ELIQG Peconic Show, Riverhead, NY
2nd Place & Honorable Mention

KnightinShiningArmor

"For My Knight in Shining Armour"
71" X 71"2nd Place and Merit Award
at ELIQG Peconic Show, Riverhead, NY 2009

South Bay Art Association Art Show and ELIQG Quilt Show - 2013

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Smithtown Stitcher’s Quilt Show - 2013

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Grandma’s Flower Garden with a Twist

Flower Power
Viewer’s Choice Award by over 1,000 visitors to the show!

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T-SHIRT QUILT - LINWOOD LIBRARY, SACHEM SCHOOLS, HOLBROOK, NEW YORK - 2016

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