Erick Wolfmeyer’s heirloom-quality quilts combine pragmatic utility with stunning visual beauty. His passion for quilting is driven by unlimited opportunities for resonant color combinations, the reinterpretation of traditional quilt patterns, and introducing unconventional visual applications to the medium. Erick experiences quilting as a metaphor for life – requiring and teaching such virtues as patience, persistence, faith, forgiveness and vision.
Erick earned a B.F.A. in Photography from Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) in 1990 and made his first quilt in 1998. Since then, his quilts have appeared in American Bungalow (March 2001), Architectural Digest (June 2006), and are included in private and public collections in both the United States and Europe.
“Things men have made with wakened hands, and put soft life into are awake through years with transferred touch, and go on glowing for long years. And for this reason, some old things are lovely warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.”