In this webinar, Christine Ricks takes you through her background in graphic design and how it lead her to her love of modern quilting. From examples of her work with more structured designs using foundation paper piecing to her more relaxed and freeing improv style, she will illustrate the ways in which you can utilize these design elements and principles in every aspect of your own quilt design work.
A Graphic Designers Guide to Quilt Design and Layout
by Christine Ricks
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About the Designer
Christine Ricks is a graphic designer and artist who has taken to quilting as another medium to express her creative self. She has spent most of her career working in various design agencies.
About 15 years ago she started doing fabric design within the scrapbooking industry and contributed designs to several fabric lines for BasicGrey via Moda Fabrics. She enjoys creating beautiful prints and seeing them transformed into fabric. She began quilting within that same time period and was immediately hooked. She enjoys working with her hands and creating tactile designs with fabric after spending a day on the computer. Translating her design skills to a functional medium has been a great adventure.
Christine is currently creative director for Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Block and Modblock magazines. She has designed quilt patterns for the national MQG Quilt of the Month program and is also featured in their book Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century for her Funky Medina quilt design. It is also apart of their traveling exhibit currently touring around the country. She also co-founded and is creative director of Curated Quits journal—a subscription based modern gallery of quilt inspiration, articles and patterns. Christine considers the opportunity to be a part of this quilting community and to associate with such talented women and men a great privilege.