When I think of Erica Wilson's designs, I think of one that appeared in Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book. It was of a 16th century young woman standing by a tree and holding a hawk. Each chapter of that book was about a different needlework technique, and that design was worked in each of those techniques. Her talent was just amazing. And even though I wasn't able to make a career out of needlework like she did, my interest in needlework will last throughout my life.
The Times' obituary is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/14/nyregion/erica-wilson-dies-at-83-led-a-rebirth-of-needleworking.html?ref=obituaries.