Bill Kerr

Bill Kerr is one of the co-founders of Modern Quilt Studio (previously FunQuilts) along with Weeks Ringle. They co-wrote  the first book on modern quilting, The Modern Quilt Workshop, as well as Quiltmaker’s Color Workshop, Quilts Made Modern and Transparency Quilts. Their daughter also has joined in on the fun, co-authoring  A Kid’s Guide to Sewing.

In 2011 they launched Modern Quilts Illustrated, the first magazine exclusively dedicated to modern quilting. Their work has appeared in dozens of magazines, including TIME.

Bill and Weeks design several lines a year for Benartex Fabrics. Bill is head of the Department of Art, Art History and Graphic Design at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

See Bill do a tutorial on inset circles:

 

Meeting

Creativity & Quilts: The Power of Cross Pollination

February 20, 7PM

Learn how to be more creative by looking at the honeybee. In this lecture you’ll get inspiration for your quilts from a variety of unexpected sources. Lessons learned from outside the quilting world can help you with color, design and composition.

 

Workshop

The Role of Color in Your Quilts

Saturday, February 22, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Rolling Meadows Library

 We will look at a variety of quilts and analyze art, sculpture, architecture, gardens, and images of daily life to better understand the role of color in design. Through individual and group color explorations, you will develop analytical methods for using color with confidence. You will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of the role of color in your quilts and with a renewed excitement about making quilts.

Participants will sew a small, abstract color “portrait” during the second half of the class.

Supply List

This workshop is not open to non-members at this time. To join, please go to our membership page.

See Bill do a tutorial on blocks with inset circles:

Workshop Policies

To sign-up for workshops please stop by the Programs Table at all Guild Meetings or contact our Programs Chair at programs@nsqg.club.

  • Workshops are reserved for NSQG Members each new fiscal year, from June through the first of October. After October 1st, non-members may register for workshops anytime, providing there is an opening. NSQG members pay $45.00 for full day workshops and $25.00 for half day workshops. The non-member price for workshops is $55.00 for full day workshops and $35.00 for half day workshops.
  • No seat in any workshop is reserved until payment has been received.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to class to set up and be ready for class to start.
  • Be prepared. This includes having all items on the supply list, sewing machine in good working order, and basic sewing supplies. It is also a good idea to bring an extension cord, power strip, a small iron and an ironing surface that may be shared with other students.
  • If you need to cancel your attendance in a workshop, you will receive a full refund only if your spot can be filled.
  • For full day workshops, one hour is included for lunch, which is the responsibility of attendees.Most venues will allow you to eat in the classroom, and some venues have a refrigerator available.
  • For full day workshops, one hour is included for lunch, which is the responsibility of attendees.Most venues will allow you to eat in the classroom, and some venues have a refrigerator available.
  • Cell phones should be silenced during class. If you need to make or take a call, please exit the classroom.
  • Visitors are very distracting to the teacher and other students, and should not be in the classroom.
  • If you know you have to leave class early, please try to sit in the back of the classroom.
  • In consideration of others, please refrain from wearing perfumes.