Artist Biography

Diane Evans is a fiber artist from Schenectady, NY, who has been creating contemporary art quilts since 1998.  She has a Masters' degree in Advanced Classroom Teaching and spent nearly twenty-four years as a high school mathematics teacher before retiring in 2004; her background in mathematics has been instrumental in planning and executing intricate quilt designs and has even served as inspiration for much of her machine quilting.  Her quilts have been juried into regional, state, and national shows, and she has received over fifty awards at all three levels, including a Best of Show and ten first place ribbons. Several of her quilts are in private collections, and she recently completed a corporate commission for four wall quilts that will be displayed in the Eddy Village Green assisted living facility in Cohoes, NY.  Her designs reflect a passion for color and a love of nature, and her fabric palette includes commercial and hand-dyed fabrics that are bright and playful.  She creates art quilts that she hopes will stimulate the senses and bring joy to the spirit.  


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