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May 05, 2011 13:50 ET

CRAFT Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief, Diane Gilleland

SEBASTOPOL, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - CRAFT magazine is pleased to announce that Diane Gilleland is stepping into the role of editor-in-chief of Craftzine.com. Diane, known as Sister Diane to many in the crafting community, has been a CRAFT magazine contributor since 2007, and has become a prominent face in the crafting world through her podcasts, articles, appearances, classes, and books. "We're excited to have Diane come on board," says Sherry Huss, Maker-in-Chief of the MAKE practice area. "She's here to drive community-based initiatives, which will help us expand our presence in the craft world."

Diane founded the popular blog and podcast, CraftyPod.com, has written ebooks on blogging and social media for crafters, and her first book, Kanzashi in Bloom, was published by Watson-Guptill in 2009. Diane replaces Natalie Zee Drieu, the founding editor-in-chief of CRAFT.

Created in 2005 by the same team of renegade thinkers who created MAKE magazine, CRAFT is an award-winning website with the goal to unite, inspire, inform, and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative and resourceful makers. In 2009, CRAFT was transformed from blog to online magazine, and it currently reaches over a million readers each month at Craftzine.com. In April 2011, CRAFT won Treehugger's Readers' Choice - Best DIY or Crafting Site for Style.

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About MAKE
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