Press Release: September 2016 Meeting

For Immediate Release:

Dianne Hire’s Colorful Quilts at Coastal Quilters Meeting

Camden, Maine, August 30, 2016—Quilter, lecturer, and author Dianne S. Hire will present the program for the next Coastal Quilters meeting, which will take place on Saturday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Camden Lions Club. The meeting is free and open to everyone. A potluck brunch will follow the meeting.

Ms. Hire is a colorist who responds intuitively to the joyful way colors interact as she creates her quilts. While embracing technical skills and strong design concepts, she stretches the boundaries of the “rules” and uses new approaches that allow her bold images to sing.

Part of Ms. Hire’s presentation will be about how to create designs that lead to “repeater blocks,” which, when interchanged vertically or horizontally, always match other blocks. This is the subject of one of her new books, App-2-Applique, which contains several quilts by members of Coastal Quilters who have taken her workshops. Examples of Ms. Hire’s quilts and member quilts that are featured in the book will be available for viewing and discussion.

A resident of Northport, Dianne S. Hire has had her innovatively designed quilts juried into exhibitions all over the US, including AQS in Paducah, Kentucky, the Dallas Quilt Show, QuiltFest, and JAX in Jacksonville, Florida. Her quilts have won many awards, including two Best of Show at the annual Maine Quilts show. Ms. Hire is the author of several books on quilting, and her work appears in major publications and in corporate collections.

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Quilt by Dianne Hire-Daisy-600
“Daisy,” quilt by Dianne S. Hire

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Detail of “Daisy,” by Dianne S. Hire

Quilt by Dianne Hire-Adagio-600
“Adagio,” quilt by Dianne S. Hire

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