What are your favorite kinds of quilts to design? Why?
I like to design unique pictorial quilts. In the traditional sense of quilting, someone might use a certain fabric to remember a loved one. I use a pictorial image to convey a memory. With my artistic background, I find foundation piecing comes natural to me. I love the challenge to break an object up into geometric shapes and transpose it into a piece of paper to sew in fabric.
If you could offer one piece of advice for aspiring quilt designers today, what would it be?
Follow what you truly love and believe in. There are so many different techniques, applications and styles that there is no "wrong way." Designing quilts is a personal expression, and it's great when others enjoy them too!
Erin Wilcoxon has a BFA in Illustration from Columbus College of Art and Design, in Columbus, Ohio. She has been the Art Director for Quiltmaker magazine since 1998.