Designers Quilt Show

Welcome!

Hi! I’m Diane Bohn, the designer of From Blank Pages patterns!

I’m so excited to “meet” you today and to have you visit my shop! I have some fun things to share and hope you enjoy the “show”.

My Story

I am a wife and mother of 6 young kids (ages 2 to almost 12), and it’s awesome!

I made my first quilt when I was expecting my first child in 2009, and made one for every baby since then. Though it wasn’t until my 3rd baby that I really dove head first into the world of quilting! And I have never looked back.

My quilt journey has been one of creativity and excitement, as well as quilting for charity, and for my own therapy. It’s pulled me through a lot of post-partum depression, as well as the roller coaster of life. But I love it! Nothing beats having this creative outlet to spend my time on and call my job.

My favorite part of quilting is the community!! Hands down! I love the interaction – even if it’s only over social media, I LOVE getting to know people, as well as seeing all the beautiful things you make with my patterns! It’s so rewarding! So thank you for your support, excitement and enthusiasm for my designs.

Oh, and I’ll add, I started designing patterns in 2011 and it quickly became my favorite aspect of quilting. I could design patterns all day if someone would make them all for me!

In my designing journey, I have had my patterns in 3 magazines (100 Blocks – Something Springy pattern, and 2 are ezines, Make Modern Magazine – Locked in Spots pattern and Fat Quarterly – Sweet Dreams pattern, they are no longer in publication) and my patterns are on the cover of all 3 magazines (which is super exciting!).

I have hosted a Block of the Month pattern (Zodiac BOM) as well as a few quilt alongs (Celestial Star and River Pond, which is going on right now – I just extended it to the end of April).

I have also entered the world of lecturing and teaching classes and I am pretty sure that lecturing is my new addiction! So if you’d like me to come speak or do a trunk show, please get in touch!

Favorite Quilts

Grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy some of my favorite quilts!

Quilt Candy Virtual Trunk Show

If you want to hear me talk about my quilts, this is my trunk show I did as part of the Quilt Candy Virtual Trunk Show. It was great fun, and you can find more trunk shows in the Facebook group.

Events

There are a bunch of fun things going on right now!! Feel free to take a minute to check them all out!

The 10th Annual Birthday Celebration just wrapping up!

Every year around my birthday I do some kind of celebration! This year I had a massive sale with a daily pattern that was 50% off! Today is the last day, and I have one more surprise for tomorrow, so you still have time to check it out.

My First Alphabet and My First Alphabet Numbers & Punctuation are today’s 50% OFF pattern starting at 10 am and are by far my most popular pattern.ย 

ALL of my other PDF patterns are 15% off!

Destash

I have been destashing quite a bit and am getting near the end of my most recent round. There are still some great bundles if you’re interested!

River Pond QAL

We have been having a great time with the River Pond QAL over in the Facebook group, and are aiming to finish our quilts together by the end of the monthย  (extended from the original end date of the 17th).

It’s such a quick make, if you are bored at home and have time, you could totally catch up to us in no time! We’d love to have you join us!

Design Quilt Patterns

I’m working on a new course, Design Quilt Patterns, where I will walk you step-by-step through the quilt designing process using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign – two programs I have used to design my own patterns over the past 9 years. It will cover making foundation paper pieced designs as well as foundation pieced designs. And it will go from start to finished printed or PDF pattern.

Sign up to be notified of early enrollement at designquiltpatterns.com

Take a Look Around

Here’s some spots to check out while you’re here on my site:

The Blog

See what others have made in the Creative Gallery

Check out my patterns in the Shop

Rockstar
Rockstar pattern - using the 9 inch size for an 18 inch pillow

Thank you for stopping by!

I hope you enjoyed your visit and I hope you’ll come back again! And hopefully we’ll see each other around the web!

Take care! and wishing you health and happiness through this crazy time right now!

and as always,

Happy Quilting & Happy Creating!

And of course...

Go check out all the rest of the fun in the Designers Virtual Quilt Show!! You don’t want to miss a thing!

There are classes, workshops, and events! There’s a massive giveaway with fantastic prizes. And there are even yummy recipes!

Have fun and enjoy!

And be sure to check back each day, as the line up of designers changes every 24 hours! But don’t worry if you miss a few, you can come back on Sunday to view them all.