Dianne Barnden

New Zealand

I have been an avid quilter for 28 years, starting when I signed up to a night class at the local college. Little did I know just what an impact that class would have on my life. 

I love all things quilting and I’m not sure if I have a style of quilting that defines me. I do have a love for Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and recently I have been playing around with scrap quilts in order to diminish some of my stash. I like to think I am a finisher, even though it can take me a while to do so, and some quilts do need time out before completion.

I love to teach and introduce quilting into the lives of other like-minded people and watch their own quilt journey unfold.  

Through quilting I have met the most amazing people, and found a creative outlet which has shaped my life.

I live in Raumati South with my husband Chris, a mad dog called Suzy and a cat called Roo.