Ricky Tims' Convergence Quilts
Popular quilting expert Ricky Tims presents an imaginative, new piecing technique that quilters will adore! Convergence quilts feature two or more fabrics cut into strips, sewn together, then cut and pieced again. Nothing could be simpler - or more magical! Ricky offers lots of creative guidelines but no hard-and-fast rules, so every Convergence quilt is a unique work of art.
- Four projects walk you through the steps of making Convergence quilts
- These quilts look complex but are fun, easy, and, best of all, creative to make
- Use any fabric from commercial prints to hand-dyed
- Add decorative touches such as appliqué to dress up your project
- An infinite number of looks from one ingenious technique
About the Author
Ricky Tims successfully blends two diverse passions into one very unique and interesting career. Thousands who have heard his music affirm his skills as a pianist, composer, and producer. His success as a quilter is equally significant. He is known in the international world of quilting as an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, an award-winning quilter, and a talented and spellbinding speaker. His innovative and entertaining presentations feature live music and humor combined with scholarly insights and wisdom. His quilts have been displayed worldwide, and are highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilts with traditional appeal. He is part owner and co-host of The Quilt Show (since 2007), an internet-based show for quilters that also features Alex Anderson, C&T Publishing author and former host of HGTV's Simply Quilts.
Ricky began designing and making quilts in 1991. In 2002, he was selected as one of "The Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in the World." He maintains an international schedule of teaching and speaking engagements, presents Ricky Tims' Quilt Luminarium in select cities throughout the United States, and holds week-long retreats for quilters and photographers in La Veta, a tiny mountain town located in south-central Colorado.
In 2020 he made his debut as a novelist with Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window, co-written with his long time friend Kat Bowser. Ricky is passionate about quilting, and is delighted to share his experience and enthusiasm with quilters of every level of expertise. He is challenged by creativity in all forms, and encourages individuals to cultivate self-expression, reach for the unreachable, and believe in the impossible.
Quilting is a relatively new interest compared to Ricky's lifelong passion for music. He began formal music lessons at the age of three. He is a pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, music producer, and performing artist. Tims' music is neither classical, new age, pop, nor world, and yet it could fall under any of those classifications. Tims music can be found online at most outlets, such as iTunes. Tims' music has wide appeal for a diverse audience and has been described as "George Winston meets Carlos Nakai meets Yanni, and has also been compared to Mannheim Steamroller" Visit Ricky's website at www.rickytims.com.
Ricky live in a remote area in the mountains in south central Colorado not far from the small town of La Veta.