Ricky Tims 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. His quilts have been displayed worldwide, and are highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilts with traditional appeal. Ricky began designing and making quilts in 1991, and was recently selected as one of “The Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in the World.” He maintains an extensive international schedule of teaching and speaking engagements, presents national seminars and the week-long Rocky Mountain Quilt Retreat in LaVeta, Colorado, and is the co-creator and co-host of The Quilt Show, a live, internet webstream quilt show, with reknowned quilter, Alex Anderson. Ricky is passionate about quilting and is delighted to share his experience and enthusiasm with quilters at 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 conductor, composer, arranger, music producer, and performing artist. Ricky is proud to have implemented and conducted the 1998 concert “When We no Longer Touch” featuring the St. Louis Voices united Chorus and members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Passage , the CD recording of this unique concert, was released in December 1998. He has also produced several solo piano recordings. His blend of music and quilting is unique and remarkable. You can learn more about Ricky, see his award winning quilts, and order his fabrics at www.rickytims.com, or join The Quilt Show community at www.thequiltshow.com