I’ve always been obsessed with fabric and I’ve loved sewing since I was a little girl. My Grandma Vee taught me embroidery and English paper piecing, and I still love hand sewing.  Although I’ve always loved to sew, I only started quilting when I moved to the States 12 years ago. I have a passion for traditional British Design like William Morris and Liberty of London, but I also love to mix these classics with modern fabrics and designs to make something totally new. 

I’m originally from Liverpool, a beautiful city on the water in the Northwest of England. After finishing university, I ran a retail business selling household textiles before moving to the US in 2007. I now live in Austin, a beautiful city in the heart of Texas, with my American husband, our three children and our Wheaten Terrier, Seamus.

Morris Textiles brings together my love of British design and fabric with my retail experience. I am passionate about fabric and all things sewing, but also about great customer service and giving back to the wonderful quilting community on both sides of the pond. With Morris Textiles, I will highlight British designers and makers, bring you something interesting, and share the love.

- Leisa