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. I am also a regular contributing writer to the Craftsy Quilting Blog.
Besides attending sporting events for my three teens, traveling with my family, and raising homegrown veggies in my garden, I spend my free time teaching workshops, giving trunk shows and talking about quilting to anyone who is willing to listen!
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
COMING SOON: more projects in various publications, TBAPlease feel free to Contact Me with any questions!