About Fabric + Feed


I'm Trista Ringer and I come from a long line of sewists/fabric artists/makers. I made my first quilt at the age of seven. Quilting has been with me since then.

Fabric and Feed came from years of building my skill, my own fun and whimsical side, and my passion. I've discovered the joy of living a slow, intentional, and calm life in commune with nature on my land in Northern Vermont. My art is a byproduct of that deliberate, peaceful way of life.

My typical week is fun! I wake up every morning and tend to my animals (I have 37 chickens, eight ducks, and three pygmy goats), have breakfast, and then set out to work on making my creations. I quilt from after breakfast to early evening on most days. I also have part-time jobs at a local quilt shop and a local brewery. Nights are spent feeding the animals, tucking them away for the night, and then sitting down to have dinner with my partner.

I've also done a lot for a young quilter. I've served on the board of the Vermont Quilt Festival for four years as Volunteer Chair and then Exhibits Chair. I've served on the Vermont Modern Quilt Guild board for five years as Program Chair and then President. My work has hung in the South End Art Hop (an annual art event in Burlington, VT) twice, at T. W. Wood Gallery (Montpelier, VT), and at the Vermont Quilt Festival, where I won a yellow ribbon and a blue ribbon. My work was featured in QuiltFolk magazine.