About Riane Elise

Riane Menardi Morrison is a modern quilt designer making minimal quilts for the modern home. She uses linen, cotton and wool to craft heirloom-quality quilts that are as beautiful as they are functional. Each quilt is hand quilted with large stitching for a unique and durable finish.

Riane has taught at QuiltCon and was a guest on season two of the public television show, Fresh Quilting. She regularly teaches about quilt design and hand quilting techniques to local makers. Her work and writing has been featured in magazines including Modern Patchwork, Simply Moderne and Quilting Arts.

Riane is a coauthor of the book Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century, and is working on a self-published book about her own modern quilts, due out fall 2018.

She lives and works in Des Moines with her husband, Kevin, and silly pup, Dallas.


Photography by Austin Day
Styling by Lauren Day