Kim Diamond is an award-winning quilter, established Statler® longarm owner, teacher and business woman. Launching her career in 1998, Kim founded the quilt company, Sweet Dreams Quilt Studio, where she primarily quilted for others. After struggling to find patterns for her clients, she became one of the first computer designers in the longarm industry to begin creating and implementing pattern drawings via the Statler by Gammill®. Since the launch of her designing, Kim has taken her company to the international level and has traveled and taught worldwide. She has become one of the leading pattern designers in the industry. With a passion for learning and teaching she has been instrumental in starting and leading the SUGAR conference which is the first training-intensive conference of its kind specific to Statler users. Kim also started the Certified Training program with Paul Statler and has implemented and written training materials exclusive to Statler by Gammill. Over the years, her business has developed and grown to new heights all while teaching others innovative ways to make the most of their Statler. For more information, please visit SweetDreamsQuiltStudio.com.
About Kim Diamond and Jo Ann Blade
In 2011 Kim joined forces with Jo Ann Blade to make show quilts. Their show quilts have won numerous awards, been featured in Magazines and on TV shows. All their show quilts are created 100% using a Statler. Kim and Jo Ann are known for their applique techniques. In 2015 Kim and Jo Ann were approached by Mary Kerr to quilt a quilt for her upcoming book called “Twisted: Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist.” They said applique was their thing and asked if they could use old applique quilt blocks and create a new quilt by appliqueing with them. Dahlias in the Snow was the quilt that Kim and Jo Ann created. It is in the book and currently traveling in the Twisted Exhibition.
In 2016 Kim and Jo Ann traveled to Brisbane and Melbourne Australia to team teach Statler users about applique on the Statler. They had so much fun they have begun team teaching more and more.
Quilts by Kim and Jo Ann