addition to teaching design at Dominican University, Bill
is co-owner, with Weeks Ringle, of FunQuilts,
a contemporary quilt design studio in Oak Park, Illinois.
As artists they explore the question, "How can we make
quilts that are expressive of our time?"
work has been featured in O:The Oprah Magazine, Metropolitan
Home, TIME, The New York Times, Interior
Design, Country Living, The Chicago Tribune,
and dozens of other magazines and newspapers.
have written and illustrated three books:The Modern Quilt
Workshop, Quiltmaker's Color Workshop and Color Harmony
for Quilts which was translated into French and German.
more than 100 fabrics they designed for FreeSprit fabric company
are sold in more than 13 countries. Their line of Many Hands
Blankies are sold nationally and are made in Chicago by developmentally