i am a fiber artist.

I live in chicago, illinois, with my husband peter, and seven year old daughter, poppy.

i studied art and history at the university of north florida, in jacksonville, and earned my BA there in 2003.

i am also a graduate of the parsons the new school for design, where i studied fashion design. i graduated from parsons in may 2006.

i am an avid thrifter, a lover of vintage fashion and home goods, particularly that which hails from the 1960s through to the 1980s.

I'm primarily a quiltmaker.

in my spare time, when i'm not obsessively working on my quilts, I also like to sew clothing, print/draw, embroider, or knit/crochet until my limbs actually ache. i can't sit still; i'm always making *something*.

my artwork and fashion sense is influenced by: color theory, 20th century and contemporary art, musty old craft books from the 1970s, scandi and japanese design, and funky grandmothers everywhere. i have an unhealthy obsession with metallic gold, graffiti and the color yellow.

i'm a member of the chicago modern quilt guild.  from 2014 to 2015, i served on CMQG board as the programming chairperson.

feel free to email me anytime with comments or questions.  thanks for stopping by!

places to find me:



tricia royal quilts (facebook)