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Mimi Dietrich is an Americanquilter, quilting instructor, and the author of 15 books about quilting. A lifelong resident of Maryland, she lives in the Baltimore County community of Catonsville. Her first book, Happy Endings: Finishing the Edges of Your Quilts, was originally published in 1987. She teaches quilting classes in the Maryland area as well as nationally. Her books and workshops focus mainly on applique techniques and Baltimore Album Quilts. In total, her books have sold over a half million copies.
In 2013, Mimi was name as Quilt Teacher of the Year by the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals.
A breast cancer survivor, Mimi has identified quilting as a tool for maintaining a positive attitude, aiding in her recovery. This inspired her writing of Pink Ribbon Quilts, published in 2011.