Michele’s quilting journey began in the early 1970’s, but with the birth of two daughters quilting was put on hold. She became completely hooked after a one-day class “Log Cabin in a Day” the Eleanor Burns way. So with this passion now reignited she produced her first “real quilt” in 1987 – and so began her love affair.
Baltimore quilts have always fascinated Michele but worried that her work was not perfect, she looked to the machine and blanket-stitching. In 1997 she had the opportunity to visit the V & A and it was there that her obsession with William Morris began. When she returned home to Adelaide she discovered that the Art Gallery houses the largest collection of William Morris furnishings outside of the United Kingdom. Since then most of Michele’s quilts have been inspired by William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movements.
With an impressive list of Quilting Awards along with two very successful books on William Morris Applique, we are thrilled to be hosting Michele for this wonderful workshop in February 2013.
The flowers grown in the gardens of William Morris have inspired “A William Morris Garden”. The designs have an Art Nouveau style with a touch of Eugene Grasset. Grasset was a Swiss decorative artist living in Paris who worked in a variety of creative design fields during the Belle Époque. He was considered to be the pioneer of Art Nouveau design.
If you would like to share in this fabulous weekend workshop with Michele please contact the shop for further information. Places will be limited.
Enjoy your weekend....I hope you find some time to play with gorgeous fabrics......lisa