I learned to sew at the young age of two with my wonderful mom, Marie. I have always gotten such joy out of sewing. I discovered quilting when I turned 20 and was still in college when some friends got married and started their families. I taught myself to quilt so I could make gifts for them and their children and the rest is history.
I’ve been quilting about 40 years now. I purchased my first long arm machine in 2001 and started quilting for others as a hobby. I’ve finished hundreds of quilts over the years and have developed and taught many classes, been published in both magazines and books.
When I took early retirement from the corporate life at age 55, I was able to devote more time to quilting and Extreme Quilting was launched. In late 2015, I had the good fortune to be able to add a second long arm machine to my shop, another Gammill with the Statler Stitcher computerized option. This really helped me ‘up my game’.
In addition to making and finishing quilts for others, I also love to wrap clothesline with fabric and form them into baskets, bowls, trivets, coasters and ringcatchers. Each one is unique. I’ve posted some pictures of a few and many are available for purchase on my Etsy site, ExtremeQuilting.
I am also available to teach a wide variety of classes and on occasion, private lessons. If you are looking to possibly book talent for a guild lecture or workshop program, conference, retreat or quilt store, please contact me directly and I will send you my class syllabus, course description and fee sheet.
Take a look around my website and I am always happy to hear from you!
I own and operate two Gammill Long Arm machines. One is a stitch regulated Gammill Optimum plus on a 12 foot table and the other is a Gammill 22/10 with the Statler Stitcher computerized option.
We primarily use Superior Threads and offer both Cotton and Wool batting options. We own thousands of patterns to complete your quilts. Come check us out and let us help you finish your beautiful quilt tops into family heirlooms.
I also make a wide variety of baskets, bowls, ringcatchers, quilts, trivets and coasters. These items are available for purchase via my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ExtremeQuilting?ref=search_shop_redirect
Please take a me a look around and feel free to leave comments and feedback for me.
Classes and Events
Dec 8th, 12 noon - 3 pm @ Sew Jersey in East Hanover. Call the store to register. Bring a pen, your mobile phone for taking photos & wear comfortable shoes!
Come and spend a few hours with me at Sew Jersey and leen everything you need to know to load and operate one of their rental long arm machines. I will teach you tricks and provide tips and handouts plus patterns to get you started on free motion quilting your own quilts
15/pp per session
2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday 6 -8 pm @ Sew Jersey on Rt 10, East Hanover.
Bring something to work on (and your machine). Each week we will learn something new, solve problems, answer questions and sew together. Drop ins welcome, come when you can and sew.
From my customer Barbara Blumenthal of Englewood NJ:
"Diane has quilted several pieces for me, all of which were lovely. But the work she just finished, a contemporary wedding quilt for my son, is beyond words! Diane transformed my work into a true masterpiece. Her creativity and absolutely meticulous needlework helped create an heirloom that will be treasured for years. I’m honored to have been able to collaborate with such a talented artist. And, by the way, I’m hesitant to add a sleeve for hanging: the back is as gorgeous as the front! Thank you, Diane, from the bottom of my heart.
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31-12 Rosalie Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410, USA
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