We’re so excited to bring you our new supplement, delving into the heritage of one of Britain’s best-loved artists! William Morris: Celebrating the designs of the Arts & Crafts icon comes with issue 32 of Today’s Quilter magazine. Join us to explore the history and behind the designs that have inspired generations of artists. Here’s what you’ll find inside… (pre-order your copy today!).
Inside your exclusive supplement
Here on the Today’s Quilter team we’ve been planning this for months. We’ve toured his houses, spoken to experts from the Morris & Co. archive and National Trust, gone behind the scenes of his new fabric collection and even commissioned an exclusive quilt project filled with his iconic prints.
“I have so often looked at fabric and uttered the phrase, “Oh it’s beautiful – very William Morris!” confesses our Commissioning Editor Jenny Fox-Proverbs in her welcome page. Jen has lived by the designer’s best-known saying: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful,” and we’re pleased to reveal Sally Ablett’s classic quilt project (pictured below and using the Kelmscott fabric collection) ticks both of those boxes.
Join us on a William Morris virtual tour
We’ve filled all 64 pages of our exclusive supplement with features to feed your curiosity about the man whose designs have inspired homes, design work and artists for over a century. Features Editor Jane Rae has created a ‘virtual tour’ of historic Morris homes and locations, and traced the landmark dates in his life and career throughout the 19th Century.
We couldn’t resist finding out more about the Style Library‘s role as custodian of the Morris & Co. archive, and we were lucky enough to get our hands on the latest Kelmscott collection of fabrics, inspired by his Cotswold retreat and featuring iconic designs such as the Strawberry Thief, Bachelors Button and Lily Leaf. The range has been created by FreeSpirit fabrics and The Original Morris & Co.). Sally Ablett’s Strawberry Thief project (long-arm quilted by Mary-Jane Hutchinson) is the perfect way to sew William Morris designs into an heirloom quilt to treasure. You’ll find step-by-step instruction in the supplement.
Find out more
- Order your copy of Today’s Quilter issue 32 here
- Find out more about issue 32
- Win 29 fat quarters of the Kelmscott fabric collection (below)
- Treat yourself to a quilt kit to make Sally Ablett’s Strawberry Thief quilt when it appears on Sewing Quarter TV on 25th February 2018.