Barbara Dieges has been working with threads and fabrics since early childhood. While raising three children, she designed forBucilla Yarnand developed her own line of stitchery kits. She has been teaching at Quilt U since 2001.
Barbara made her first quilt in 1969, but it wasn't until 1982 that she became a dedicated quilter. As a member of two quilt guilds, she is involved in all phases of quilting. Since 1992, Barbara has had 10 quilts juried into the AQS Show in Paducah, KY. Lotus Blossom, an opportunity quilt she designed, was awarded an Honorable Mention in 1994.
Country Handcraftspublished Home Sweet Home in 1989. Christmas Celebration was on the cover ofQuilting Todayand the Patriotic Celebration was featured in a later issue. In 1994, Barbara was the Featured Teacher inTraditional Quiltworks #33. She was showcased again in issue #56. After being juried into the International Quilt Association Show in Houston, Snow Crystals was in the IQA 1999 calendar and on the cover ofQuilter's Newsletter Magazine(Jan/Feb 1999).
Her book,A Thread Runs Through It...,was published in 2002 by AQS. Even though she travels to teach and lecture nationally, she still takes time to share her expertise with local shops and her guilds. You may see her work and patterns atwww.bdieges.com