Quilting Travels – Part 11…
William Morris Kelmscott Manor… Snowshill Manor… Liberty London…

On Saturday our quilting travels included a visit to Kelmscott Manor, once home to William Morris. I just love the textile and decorative art designs of the Arts & Craft Movement. Then on to the nearby village of Bibury with it’s quaint little stone weavers cottages and then to Bourton on the Water for a bit of antique hunting. One French Art Deco and one English Victorian beaded bag and a silver pin cushion later…

Quilting Travels - Kelmscott collage

On Sunday we visited Snowshill Manor. Originally the property of Winchcombe Abbey from 821 until confiscated by King Henry the VIII. In 1919 it was purchased as a ruin by the rather eccentric Charles Paget Wade who restored it to house his equally eccentric collection. He gave the property to the National Trust in 1951.

Quilting Travels - Snowshill collage

On Monday we had a very wet drive back to London, not an enjoyable drive but I did manage to get us back in one piece. Tuesday we headed for Liberty of London… again… and found ourselves in the scarf department… again. They had changed the display, using Liberty fabric to make a May Pole. As someone who has worked in visual merchandising I really appreciated some of the displays. Then to Bond Street for some last minute shopping.

Quilting Travels - Liberty collage

… and that folks as they say is THE END! Thoroughly enjoyed our trip and hope you enjoyed seeing a glimpse of it too.