Quiltmaker ::Instructor :: Appraiser Certified by the American Quilter's Society
12913 Avenida La Valencia, Poway, California 92064
Telephone (858) 487-5001
A lifelong love of art and handwork has led to a career as a professional quiltmaker, instructor, fabric designer, and appraiser, certified by the American Quilters Society. Although I was taught to sew at an early age by my paternal Grandmother, it was not until an adult education class in quiltmaking in 1982 that these loves came together. In 1985, I was persuaded to teach by a San Diego quilt shop owner and I have been teaching ever since. I have also exhibited my work in local and national shows. My work has also appeared in national publications including American Quilter and Quilters Newsletter Magazine.
American Quilters Society Certified Appraiser
American Quilt Study Group
Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles - past President
Back Country Quilters
Quilt San Diego - Visions - Charter Board Member - current President
History Related Lectures and Workshops
Historic Quilt Styles and Their Influences
Quilts with Reproduction Fabrics
Trunk Show of Antique Quilts and Quilt Sharing
Textile Dating and Reproduction Fabrics
Introduction To Textile Timeframes
Quilts can be dated by a number of factors. These factors, arranged in a time line, allow a quilt to be placed in a timeframe of most likely construction. Through antique and reproduction fabrics and quilts, these factors are presented. Those in attendance are encouraged to bring quilts for dating. Contemporary reproduction fabrics may also be brought for organization in a timeframe notebook.
Each of these time frames is the focus of a separate class. The period is described and discussed in depth. Reproduction fabrics are used to mock up the timeframe and the construction of reproduction quilts is covered. 3 - hours / 20 students
Timeframe I - 1775 - 1830
The late 18 Th Century to 1830 is characterized by rapid changes in technological developments. Many wonderful early furnishing fabrics found their way into quilts of this period.
Timeframe II- 1830 - 1860
Roller printing dominates textile production and the block style quilt comes into its own.
Timeframe III- 1860 - 1880The Brown Decades are characterized by war and social change.
Timeframe IV - 1880 - 1900The late Victorian period had its own special charm and many wonderful fabrics. These fabrics will be studied in detail.
Timeframe V- The 20 Th Century
More is written about this period of American quiltmaking than any other timeframe. Both popular and unfamiliar patterns will be discussed.
E~Mail Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org.