Billy Reue is an architect, artist, and quilter whose creative pursuits explore the intersection between abstraction and the built environment. He maintains an architecture practice in New York City, and he is known for his thoughtful projects that marry creativity with pragmatism. Billy’s award-winning architectural work has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects and published in Architectural Record, Elle Décor, World Architecture CHINA, and The Wall Street Journal.
Billy’s interest in quilting and fabric design was sparked when he attended a free quilting workshop with his sister, Yvonne, at her local library in Victoria, Texas. He was intrigued by how simple fabrication techniques were used to create compositions of rich geometric complexity and profound meaning. He was instantly hooked, and he bought his first sewing machine immediately upon returning to New York City. Billy’s architecture office in the Flatiron District of Manhattan transformed at night into a quilting studio where friends and clients would often stop by to examine his latest design experiments.
These days, Billy is quite busy designing fabric for FreeSpirit. In his spare time, you will find him wandering the streets of New York City with a cup of coffee and sketchbook in hand.