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management400Full Day or Half Day Workshops for Your Guild Meeting or Quilt Show

Julie Silber is a nationally known lecturer, author, consultant, and curator. For more than thirty years, she has been speaking and conducting workshops on quilts as a focus for uncovering the rich world of our female past.

Julie has run workshops nationally and internationally with Quilt Guilds, at Quilt Shows and Events, and with Community Groups, Museums, and Universities. Workshops can be booked on a Full Day or Half Day basis. The optimal number of participants in most workshop situations is 25.

Workshop Full Day Fee: $750 plus travel and expenses
Workshop Half Day Fee: $450 plus travel and expenses

Current Workshops

Contact Julie for more information and bookings.

Quilt Sharing Workshop

Participants are encouraged to bring antique quilts, tops, blocks, or fabrics to share with the whole group. Julie will “talk out” information as she evaluates the quilts – patterns, age, fabrics, historical context, and general significance.

Julie will bring a sampling of quilts from various time periods, 1800-1950 for discussion of the textiles for a variety of perspectives. She’ll provide a wealth of general quilt history. Lots of helpful information for the beginner, and for the more advanced student of quilts.

A very popular workshop that is always full of surprises!


Julie Silber is a qualified, professional appraiser of antique quilts, whose (written) appraisals are accepted and honored by museums, the IRS, and insurance companies.

She has more than 40 years of experience in buying, selling, and appraising antique quilts. Julie will do verbal and/or written appraisals appropriate for insurance purposes for individuals in your group or at your quilt show.

If you are interested in appraisals of contemporary quilts, we can expand this day to include a top nationally known appraiser for your “new” quilts.

Dating Old Quilts Workshop

ow in the world do you know how old a quilt is if it is not dated? Can we trust family histories? What do we look for to place a quilt in time? Julie begins this workshop with a short slide show and trunk show – a great basic introduction to this workshop on How to Date a Quilt.

Participants are encouraged to bring additional quilts for discussion and dating tips. Julie provides a wealth of general quilt history. She also brings quilts (some dated) and fabric examples for teaching purposes. Lots of good information for the beginner, or the more advanced student of quilts!