Diana Li Fitzgerald has been sewing for 16+ years starting out by designing and creating purses to sell in her Etsy shop, which opened in 2006. She saw a purse that she liked, but thought could use some design changes. So, she sketched it out, created a pattern, and sat down at a sewing machine for the first time. 16 years later she is taking her designs one step further to focus on the textiles themselves. Her Patchwork Sashiko Method is one that was developed over time through experimentation.
She currently teaches her patterns and methods at The Bernina Connection in Phoenix as well as online and was recently chosen to be on the faculty at Quiltcon 2022, an event organized by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG). She continues to write patterns and stay active in the sewing community online and in person.