Mimi Dietrich

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Mimi Dietrich is an American quilter, quilting instructor, author of 15 books about quilting and a member of the Quilter's Hall of Fame. 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.[1][2] She teaches quilting classes in the Maryland area as well as online at Craftsy.[3] Her books and workshops focus mainly on applique techniques and Baltimore Album Quilts. In total, her books have sold over a half million copies.[4]

In 2013, Mimi was named as Quilt Teacher of the Year by the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals.[5]

Mimi was the 2015 inductee into the Quilter's Hall of Fame.[6]

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.[7]


  • Happy Endings: Finishing the Edges of Your Quilts (That Patchwork Place, June 4, 2013, ISBN 978-1-56477-500-9)
  • Baltimore Blocks for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide (Martingale & Company, July 10, 2012, ISBN 978-1-60468-172-7)
  • Pink Ribbon Quilts: A book Because of Breast Cancer (Martingale & Company, March 23, 2012, ISBN 978-1-56477-279-4)
  • A Quilter's Diary: Written in Stiches (That Patchwork Place, May 13, 2008, ISBN 978-1-56477-792-8)
  • Mimi Dietrich's Favorite Applique Quilts (That Patchwork Place, November 5, 2007, ISBN 978-1-56477-679-2)
  • Mimi Dietrich's Baltimore Basics: Album Quilts from Start to Finish (That Patchwork Place, October 9, 2006, ISBN 978-1-56477-678-5)
  • Easy Applique Sampers: 20 Designs to Mix and Match, (Martingale and Company, March 2005, ISBN 978-1-56477-562-7)
  • Growing Up with Quilts: 15 Projects for Babies to Teens, with Sally Schneider (That Patchwork Place, September 2004, ISBN 978-1-56477-539-9)
  • Bed & Breakfast Quilts with Rise and Shine Recipes, (That Patchwork Place, March 2003, ISBN 978-156477-439-2)
  • Borders and Bindings (Basic Quiltmaking Techniques) (Martingale and Company, January 1999, ISBN 978-1-56477-253-4)
  • Basic Quiltmaking Techniques for Hand Applique, with Ursala Reikes (Maringale and Company, May 1998, ISBN 978-1-56477-220-6)
  • Quilts: An American Legacy (Martingale & Co., Inc., June 1996, ISBN 978-1-56477-167-4)
  • Easy Art of Applique: Techniques for Hand, Machine, and Fusible Appligue, with Kerry Hoffman and Cheryl Senecal (That Patchwork Place, November 1994, ISBN 978-1-56477-081-3)
  • Baltimore Bouquets: Patterns and Techniques for Dimensional Applique (That Patchwork Place, September 1, 1992, ISBN 978-1-56477-010-3)
  • Handmade Quilts (Martingale & Co Inc., May 1990, ISBN 978-0-94357-467-7)


  1. ^ "Mimi Dietrich". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Mimi Dietrich Book List". Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  3. ^ "Meet Mimi Dietrich, Quilting Instructor on Craftsy". Craftsy. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Mimi Dietrich". Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  5. ^ "Teacher of the Year". International Association of Creative Arts Professionals. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "Catonsville woman's work quilting worthy of Hall of Fame". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "Pink Ribbon Quilts". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 17, 2014.

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