Tuesday, February 16, 2016

I'm in the newspaper (and no I didn't get arrested!)

I was recently interviewed and photographed by a local paper. Below is a portion of the article and a link to the original. They took an 'action shot' of me at the machine. LOL

Diane Knott, a Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild member, will have her quilts and book, 
‘Scrap Quilt Secrets,’ featured at the 34th annual Quilt Show at Bulloch Hall in Roswell from March 4 to 13. (Staff / Erika Wells)

An excerpt from the article...

Twenty years ago, author Diane Knott had no idea visiting a quilt event at Bulloch Hall in Roswell would lead to a passion for the craft and lasting friendships.

It was then that Knott joined the Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild, which will host the 34th annual Quilt Show at 180 Bulloch Avenue from March 4 to 13. The event will take place Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for age 6 through 18 and free for children under age 6.

The show will include quilt exhibits from local and visiting artists including Lexington, Kentucky-based fiber artist Christine Cetrulo and Knott. Knott is a former Roswell resident who will feature 10 quilts and her book “Scrap Quilt Secrets.”

“The thing I love most about teaching and sharing quilting is helping people make their own choices; giving people the tools to have the confidence to create something new from anything else they’ve seen,” Knott said.

She said she looks forward to sharing her work at Bulloch Hall — the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother — and where she was invited to become a guild member. Over the years, she has made memories, explored quilting and created the S.C.R.A.P.S. — style, contrast, repetition, accents, pallet and selvages — system.

“I try to walk people through my thought process and the questions I ask myself about what it is that I want to capture in the story, color or feel of the quilt,” Knott said. “There are so many exciting possibilities.”

She will discuss her experience and celebrate the launching of her book from C&T Publishing at a reception at 5 p.m. March 6.

Read the entire article here: Neighbor Newspapers - Quilt show features art for the wall and more at Bulloch Hall 

Thanks Erika for a fun interview and visit!



  1. That is so awesome! I love it when local papers highlight locals!!

  2. What a great article. Your post title made me laugh out loud!

  3. Great interview, your title cracked me up!

  4. Nice write up but where is Bulloch hall? What state? Enquiring minds want to know!

  5. What wonderful doors have been opened for you. Enjoy.

  6. Congratulations to you Diane !!

  7. You are a superstar! Congrats on the recognition!

  8. You are doing such an awesome job of marketing your book release and it looks like you are having such fun!! (On a personal note, I'm so proud of you letting your natural grey shine....I always try to go natural and end up coloring it within a few weeks...LOL!!!)

  9. That's awesome - and I'm glad that you stayed out of the arrest column!

  10. Congrats on your newspaper feature! It never even occurred to me that you would be arrested, but you never know--lol!

  11. What a fun thing!! The action shot looks great.

  12. fun isn't it? I have been lucky to have experienced this too and there is nothing like holding the paper in your hand - woo hoo
    how fun! get LOTS of copies to share and file.

  13. No wonder you are recognized Diane! Such a talent was obvious to me since I first discovered your blog. I wish you the best.


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