Christine Ricks

Christine is a graphic designer/artist who has taken to quilting as another medium to express her creative self. She has spent most of her career as a graphic designer working in various agencies.

About 15 years ago she started doing pattern design within the scrapbooking industry and she contributed designs to several fabric lines for BasicGrey via Moda Fabrics. She enjoys creating beautiful patterns and seeing them transformed into fabric. Christine began quilting within that same time period and was immediately hooked. She loves to work with her hands and creating tactile designs is so satisfying after spending a day on the computer. She found that she could translate easily her design skills to this new medium and began to explore how to channel that into fabric.

She is currently Creative Director for Missouri Star Quilt Company and direct their Block and Modblock magazines. She has designed quilt patterns for the national MQG for their Quilt of the Month program. She is also featured in their latest book Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century for her Funky Medina quilt design which is also apart of their traveling exhibit currently touring around the countryOn top of all that, she also co-founded and is Creative Director of Curated Quits journal—a subscription based modern gallery of quilt inspiration, articles and patterns.

She relishes the opportunity to be a part of this quilting community and enjoys the opportunity to associate with such talented women and men.