Ann Diller Tropical Persuasion
Ann Diller “Tropical Persuasion”

About the Artist

Ann grew up in Dayton with family members that were all self-taught artists of some sort. She received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and has worked in various nursing jobs over the years but always returns to some form of art as her passion.

She lives in Centerville with her husband, David, and misses her two sons, Brian and Eric, both PhD graduates. When not quilting, Ann enjoys yoga, gardening, bicycling, reading, and skiing.

Working with cloth provides me with endless possibilities to satisfy my urge to create since fiber holds the perfect mix of tactile and visual art that I enjoy.

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"Opening Night at the Schuster" by Ann Diller

Artist’s Statement

Ever since childhood fiber arts held my interest. I’ve experimented with macramé, embroidery, weaving, and sewing or designing clothes.  My mother’s love of quilting drew me to it.  Her knowledge and fabric stash got me started on my own journey of love for all things fabric.  Working with cloth provides me with endless possibilities to satisfy my urge to create since fiber holds the perfect mix of tactile and visual art that I enjoy.

In the process of breaking out from traditional patterns of quilting, my own original designs emerged.  Quilting offers me an opportunity to manipulate materials in a myriad of ways to create beauty and emotion.  Especially satisfying is the texture of quilting which enhances the interplay of light and shadow created by stitching.

Bright colors and nature scenes are my inspiration.  Every nature walk starts a contemplation of how to capture a snapshot of nature’s beauty in a unique way with cloth and other materials.  There’s always a new quilt around the corner!

Artist E-mail

ann.diller@gmail.com