Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr are professional quiltmakers and co-founders of Modern Quilt Studio (previously FunQuilts), a design studio in Oak Park, Illinois. Since 1999 Bill and Weeks have brought a modern twist to the great American quilting tradition with decades of quiltmaking experience and graduate design degrees.

Modern Quilt Studio launched the first ever magazine exclusively dedicated to modern quilting, Modern Quilts Illustrated, in 2011. Their  books on modern quilting and design include Transparency Quilts, Quilts Made Modern, The Modern Quilt Workshop and Quiltmaker’s Color Workshop.

Their work has been featured widely in the national press including in O:The Oprah Magazine, TIME, The New York Times, Dwell, American Patchwork & Quilting and Country Living. They have designed over 100 original fabrics which have been sold in more than 15 countries and have developed bedding and textiles for Crate and Barrel.

Bill and Weeks lecture and teach design and quiltmaking throughout the US and internationally. When not busy designing and sewing, Weeks writes about craft and creativity on her blog Craft Nectar. When he’s not working in the studio, Bill is a design professor and Chairman of the Art Department at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

 

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Bibliography  
Books we've written:
 
A Kid's Guide to Sewing, 2013 Fun Stitch Studio
 
Transparency Quilts, 2011 C&T Publishing
 
Quilts Made Modern, 2010 C&T Publishing  
Quiltmaker's Color Workshop, 2006 Quarry Books
 
The Modern Quilt Workshop, 2005 Quarry Books  
Color Harmony for Quilts, 2002 Rockport Books (later revised and re-released as Quiltmaker's Color Workshop.) This was also translated  and released in German as Farbharmonie für Quilts and in French as Guide de la Couleur en Patchwork.
 
   
Books that feature our work:
   
Quilting with a Modern Slant, 2014 release Storey Publishing    
Amish Quilts: The Adventure Continues, 2013 C&T Publishing    
We Love Color, 2012 Stash Books
 
Modern Blocks, 2011 Stash Books