Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle are professional quiltmakers and co-founders of Modern Quilt Studio, 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 design multiple lines a year for Andover Fabrics 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 at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.