Artist Kim H. Ritter, M.ED., holds her City and Guilds Certificates in Patchwork and Quilting and in Design from the London Institute of the Arts. She has art quilts in private and corporate collections worldwide including the Quilts, Inc. Corporate Collection. Her work has appeared in Fiberarts Magazine, American Craft Magazine, Quilting Arts Magazine and FiberArts Design Book Six. Simply Quilts and NHK TV Japan have run TV segments on Ritter’s artwork. Kim is the author of Quick Quilting, a book for beginning quilters that has been published in four countries and translated into German and Russian.
  Ritter was awarded a ten month Artist in Residency at the Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston Tx  in 2009. She has been named a Texas Original Artist by the Texas Commission on the Arts. She is the 2007 Featured Artist at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Kim has exhibited widely including such venues as The Fresno Museum of Arts, Museum of the American Quilters Society, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, New Harmony Gallery, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Chalk Farm Gallery and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.
  Selected international and national exhibitions which have toured Ritter’s work include “Quilt National 05”, “Women of Biblical Proportions” “Spirit & Strength: 2003 The Husqvarna Viking Gallery of Quilt Art,” “I Remember Mama,” “Fine Focus 02,04 and 06,” “Tarot Art Quilt Project,” “A Page from My Journal,” “911: Las Artistas Reaccionan,” “Masterpieces: A Voyage of Self Expression,” “America: From the Heart,” and “The Roots of Racism: Fear and Ignorance".
  Ritter served as Co-Director and Curator of Fine Focus 06, 04 and Fine Focus 02, small format art quilt exhibits which toured museums nationally for two years each. She was  Juror for Celebrate Spring at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. She was also one of the Curators of Focus: Materials and Meaning, a small format art quilt invitational exhibit at Mixed Bag Gallery in Houston. She was the volunteer coordinator for America: From the Heart, an exhibit of quilts n response to September 11. She served two terms on the board of the International Quilt Association as Vice-President of Membership and has volunteered extensively for Studio Art Quilt Associates. She was one of the three original founding members of the board of Art Cars of Houston.

Kim's headshot with Blue hao9r