Oct. 13, 2021(Wed.) – Program: Quilting with Liberty Fabrics (Jenni Smith)
Jenni is the first person ever to have produced a quilting book in collaboration with Liberty London – the iconic British Brand renowned for their beautiful fabrics including Tana Lawn.
She is offering our Guild the unique experience of a lecture about the making of this book – which is newly released in 2021 and now selling worldwide. It comes with a cloth bound spine and beautiful slipcase and is a little bit special – here is why…
Liberty, as a company, is 145 years old and Jenni is an Art Historian by trade so each quilt in the book represents a decade in the history of one of the world’s most famous fabric manufacturers.
The lecture is a visual feast from Victorian England to the current day, celebrating art and craftsmanship via Arthur Liberty, William Morris and pioneering members of the Liberty Design Studio.
How did the son of a draper build such an incredible empire which draws people back year after year? Hear the fascinating story of the store’s construction and how this sparked some of the practical quilt patterns featured in the book.
Professional photography is used to highlight crucial developments in print technology, luxury base cloths and hear all about Jenni’s access to the Liberty archive with over 50,000 prints.
The book took over two years to produce and in this live lecture Jenni will share some of the dramas, laughter and tears along the way. Her passion for Liberty is infectious and you will gain new insights into this global brand.
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