June Piper-Brandon

 

Quiltmaker ::Instructor :: Author

JC Design Works 311 Doris Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21225 410-789-3377

Website:  http://www.jcdesignworks.com/ 

Biographical Information 

June Piper-Brandon has been quilting for over 30 years. She learned as a young child and gave it up in favor of clothing construction. June studied Fashion Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Following that she studied Archaeology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and University of Manchester in England specializing in ancient textiles and technology. June always said she would never be a quilter, but she ate those words in 1994 when she taught her first quilting class. June describes herself as a traditionalist and most of her quilts reflect traditional patterns and designs but she is always looking for the quickest way to completion so she can start the next project. June now lives in "Charm City", Baltimore, Maryland with her family where she teaches quilting and sewing at The Viking Center in Glen Burnie and in her own studio. 

Professional Affiliations 

Hobby Industry of America, New Jersey 
Mason Dixon Quilt Professionals 
New Jersey Member of Top Teacher's Club That Patchwork Place 
Friendship Quilter's Guild, Linthicum, Maryland 
Faithful Circle Quilters, Columbia, Maryland 
Contributing and Teaching member of The Applique Society 
American Quilter's Society 
National Quilting Association

 

History Related Lectures and Workshops

The Care and Preservation of Quilts 
June has a lecture entitled "The Care and Preservation of Quilts", she starts the lecture trunk show with old quilts and how we can preserve our heritage and history in textiles and fabrics. June talks about cleaning and restoration and preservation techniques.  June moves through the ages, talking about the quilts she has and how they can be preserved, restored, preserved either in their current condition or in other formats, then she moves on to new quilts and quilts that are yet to be finished and how we can maintain our heirlooms in the future for generations to come. This is a traveling lecture/trunk show that also leaves room for questions and answers throughout. June encourages the audience to bring quilts to share with the group and includes these heirlooms in the discussion. The cost is $150 plus travel. 

Besides Quilt History lectures, June also provides other classes and workshops.

E~Mail fawn@cwv.net