About me

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 dozens of 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 was also a regular contributing writer to the Craftsy Quilting Blog for 5 years.

Besides working at the local quilt shop and traveling with my family,  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
FAVEQUILTS e-magazine
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
Today's Quilter, Issue Eight Spring 2016
Primitive Quilts & Projects Summer 2016
Fons and Porters Fat Quarter Quilts Winter 2018

COMING SOON: more projects in various publications, TBA

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, my email address is:  Butterflythreadsquilting@gmail.com


  1. Hi Diane
    This is Sarah from Cardiff in the UK. We sat next to each other in Brigitte Giblin's workshop in Nantes ( it already seems a long time ago!!). It was so nice meeting you and although we live miles apart we seem to have so many things in common ( like many quilters do!). I have enjoyed reading your blog and looking at your website and will definitely order your book! You must come to London sometime to visit the Liberty store in Regent's street ! You are also welcome to visit us in Cradiff in Wales as there are many interesting places to visit as well.I hope you had a safe journey home ! Best wishes, Sarah


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