Seeing Stripes, August 2018

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"Seeing Stripes came from a lot of different places, including my 80s teenage years mixed in with some childhood story book illustration references. When I sketched this design out initially, my mind went to the outside art of the "It's a Small World" ride at Disneyland designed by Marc Davis. I'm not a huge Disney fan but I've always loved the shapes of the facade and its quilt-like aspects. Of course, there are also the stripes. I can't seem to get enough of these lately. In my fabrics, in my clothes, in my work... everything stripes. Thus the title." –Christine Ricks


Christine Ricks has worked as a graphic designer for 20+ years and has been quilting as another medium to express her creative self for the last eight. She's spent 10 years working in pattern design and has contributed designs to several fabric lines for BasicGrey via Moda Fabrics. Christine's day job is Creative Director for Missouri Star Quilt Company and she directs and publishes their magazines Block and Modblock. She has also taken on a side gig coproducing, along with Amy Ellis, a new magazine for the modern quilter called Curated Quilts. Its focus is on this amazing community and the work that is being produced within. It's a printed journal that is curated with a gallery of quilts and articles highlighting a quilt theme and offering inspiration and articles that express the imagination and talent being created every day in our community. Christine says it is a rewarding and inspiring experience to be a part of this amazing community of people.

The Modern Quilt Guild’s mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community. Copyright © 2018 by Christine Ricks and the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Christine Ricks and the Modern Quilt Guild.