04 April 2009

William Morris designs

Although I am looking forward to my quilters' trip to the UK in August, sometimes you don't need to leave the comfort of home to see original design sources. If you admire the free-flowing designs of William Morris, the Whitworth Art Gallery at the University of Manchester offers a real treat on its website. You can see (and virtually turn the pages) of some of the pattern books of Thomas Wardle, who was a dyer who collaborated with Morris for many years. Wonderful designs.

Prize-winning Australian quilter, Michele Hill, is well-known for her amazing William Morris inspired quilts. She has recently released a book, William Morris in Applique, which has patterns for many of her quilts. It is simply gorgeous!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:06 am

    Don't know which is the best book, the museum's or Michele's. At least I can really turn the pages of Michele's, and do it sitting in the garden! The other one will be used as an inspiration and reference though.
    Judy B


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