Music and anecdotes from Ricky Tims, American pianist and quilter.
An evening in Romsey Abbey, arranged by Romsey Quilters.
Friday 7th July, 7.30pm.
Tickets from £15.
Available from Romsey TIC (01794 512987), or at www.ticketsource.co.uk/musicinromsey, or on the door.Buy now!
Ricky Tims: Musician and Contemporary Quilter
Ricky Tims has successfully blended two diverse passions into one very unique and interesting career. His skills as a pianist, composer and producer have been evident by the thousands who have heard his music. His success as a quilter is equally significant.
He is known in the international world of quilting as a best-selling author, enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, an award-winning quilter, fabric designer, and a talented and spellbinding speaker. His innovative and entertaining presentations, feature live music and humour 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.
Ricky has made quilts that have won numerous international awards.
He maintains an extensive international schedule of teaching and speaking engagements, is co-founder and co-host of The Quilt Show (www.thequiltshow.com) with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims – an online, subscription-based TV show for quilters. He presents three-day Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminars in select cities throughout the United States and holds week-long La Veta Quilt Retreats at his art quilt studio in tiny mountain town of La Veta, CO.
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. His music is neither classical, new age or pop and yet it could fall under any of those classifications.
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.