Riane Menardi Morrison is a modern quilt designer making minimal quilts for the modern home. She uses linen, cotton, and wool to craft heirloom-quality quilts that are as beautiful as they are functional. Each quilt is hand quilted with large stitching for a unique and durable finish. Riane has taught at QuiltCon and was a guest on season two of the public television show, Fresh Quilting. She regularly teaches about quilt design and hand quilting techniques to local makers. Her work and writing has been featured in magazines including Modern Patchwork, Simply Moderne, and Quilting Arts. Riane is a coauthor of the book Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century, and Inheritance is her first solo book. She lives and works in Des Moines with her husband, Kevin, and silly pup, Dallas.