Today I get to introduce my friend Diane Perin Hock! Diane is helping with my bloghop and giveaway, so to enter for a chance to win a copy of my new video workshop. She’s an artist, sketcher, quilter, mom, lawyer, and just neat person! This past summer when I taught in California (will blog about that eventually I hope!), hubby and younger son flew out and we drove Eli up the coast then visited Sausalito where I lived as a child. While there I got together with Diane and Pat Dicker (visit Pat on the web here), and Pat’s hubby took this photo–do you think we were happy to be together?!!!!
Art Quilt Design from Photo to Threadwork, please visit her blog Going to Pieces and leave a comment there for a chance to win a DVD (US shipping only) or download.
Visit my Store page here or, to order either the DVD or a digital download, visit Quilting Arts’ Interweave Store, here. And, of course, you can enter the various giveaways thanks to the generous quilt artists who are helping me give away copies!
I first “met” Diane by joining up the Artful Quilters blog ring several years ago. I followed her work as a member of the Twelve by Twelve international Quilt challenge (Deborah Boschert who was earlier in this bloghop is also part of this group). Then we reconnected in an online sketching class. Several us including Diane and me decided it would be fun to keep a group going to encourage us to keep sketching. Well, I’ve not been so good, but Oh My Goodness Diane certainly has! Lately she has been sketching the town and area where she lives in northern California, and here is a recent sketch:
Here are two of her pieces in the Twelve by Twelve challenges:
Diane is, of course, also a talented textile artist. She has been part of the Dinner@8 artists, curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison (who have–waving hullo with thanks) also been a part of this bloghop. Diane’s current piece may be my favorite in this year’s “An Exquisite Moment” exhibit:
Read Diane’s interview on the Dinner@8 blog, here.
I’m so glad that Diane offered to be a part of this bloghop. Please do surf over to her blog, here, and leave a comment there (not here!) to win. Thank you so much, Diane, for being part of the giveaway, and of course thank you again to Quilting Arts and Interweave for inviting me to do the video and offering these copies for the giveaway.
In closing, here’s one last photo…when Pat, Diane and I had lunch in California over summer and had to sketch our tortilla chips, while attempting (not too successfully) to sketch before eating!