Let me introduce myself to you, our lovely blog friends. I’m Diane Rusin Doran, Associate Editor of Machine Quilting Unlimited for about the last 3 years. I’m a long time contributor to the magazine, and authored the popular “Filler Finesse” column for several years. I’m excited to be sharing lots of fun news about the magazine, as well as quilting in general, as the new MQU blogger! Here are some of my Filler Finesse articles from MQU in one convenient PDF that you can download by clicking on the little chickadee below.

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I’ve been a quilter since the 80’s (yes, I’m dating myself), and tried out just about every style of quilting along the way. My favorite aspects of our craft are machine quilting (how convenient), and digital imagery. My work has been widely exhibited and published, and I have a blog, oohprettycolors.blogspot.com, so you might be familiar with some of my quilts. Here’s one of my all time favorites, California Dreaming.

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Looking forward to sharing the joy of quilting with you –


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