Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Michele Hill

Michele Hill began her quilting journey in 1986 and has been addicted ever since. An award-winning quilter, she started designing her own quilts in 1996 with William Morris and architecture being her greatest inspirations. Michele teaches throughout Australia and is the author of four books – William Morris in Appliqué, More William Morris in Appliqué, Afternoon Tea with May Morris and Stitching with Beatrix Potter.

In 2014 Michele received the Rajah Award, the nation’s highest quilting accolade, for outstanding contribution to quilting in Australia. Michele has a huge international following, both for her work and for her delightful personality, and has led a series of very popular William Morris tours in Australia and abroad.



“Michele was a delight. Extremely knowledgeable about William Morris and Adelaide. Caring and so helpful with every single person on the tour.”
Nikki B.  |  William Morris in Adelaide, 2020


“Warm, friendly, very knowledgeable person, caring and well-organised tour leader.”
Merlyn P.  |  William Morris in Adelaide, 2020


Michele is an extraordinarily good tour leader both in her personality and her skill sets and knowledge together with her passion for her work.’’
George L.  William Morris in Adelaide, 2019


Michele was amazing. Her knowledge of William Morris and his works was phenomenal. She is an absolutely brilliant tour leader, as nothing is left to chance.’’
Margaret W.  William Morris in Adelaide, 2019


“Michelle’s passion and generous giving nature was an absolute treat. What a gem!”
Robyn M.  |  William Morris in Adelaide, 2018