Sulky Educator - Diane Gloystein

A love of beautiful clothing and a desire to create unique, one-of-a-kind designs led to a lifelong love affair with fashion, fabric and fiber arts. A sense of whimsical imagination is found in many of Diane's creations.

Her mother taught her to sew and ripped out her early sewing mistakes until she eventually developed a passion for sewing. Ten years of 4-H sewing followed by a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska with an emphasis in Textiles, Clothing & Design gave her a strong foundation in the area of textile arts. Diane has been privileged to study under renowned fiber artists including Dr. Robert Hillestad, Vince Quevedo and Tim Harding. She has served as a board member for Friends of the Hillestad Gallery, a fiber arts gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Diane's professional background includes managing clothing stores, owning her own fashion accessories business known as In Perfect Harmony, and working as an enrichment lecturer aboard cruise ships speaking on the art of being a well-dressed woman. Her current position as a National Educator representing Sulky of America is the fulfillment of a dream which offers her the extraordinary opportunity to inspire students with a myriad of sewing techniques, surface design and embellishment ideas. She travels extensively, teaching at the Original Sewing & Quilting Expos as well as presenting Sew Exciting seminars in quilting and fabric stores across the country where her high energy presentations, incredible array of inspiring samples and infectious enthusiasm are met with rave reviews.

Diane is a featured artist with her quilted Fiber Bubbles jacket in Sulky's newest book, "Quick & Easy Weekend Quilting with Sulky".

She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her husband, Larry. They enjoy entertaining, decorating their home and traveling to visit their three grown children.