Erin McMorris shows Head Angel Heidi her Weekends collection at Spring Quilt Market 2010 in Minneapolis
Erin McMorris worked at her first quilt show with her mom in grade school, where she witnessed firsthand the growing Art Quilt movement in the ‘70s. (Her mom is Penny McMorris of Electric Quilt.) Erin grew up in Northwest Ohio around fabric, quilts, and art, and always knew she’d work in the arts someday. She graduated with a degree in graphic design at the University of Cincinnati, and then decided to blend her love of art and fabric, getting a textile design degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has doodled, drawn, and designed in London, San Francisco, and New York and currently designs from her home in Portland, Oregon. Her patterns have popped up on a variety of products, including bedding, women’s and children’s apparel, paper products, and towels, for a variety of well–known companies.