Lectures

lecture400Julie Silber is a nationally known lecturer, author, consultant, and curator. For more than thirty-five years, she has been speaking on quilts as a focus for uncovering the rich world of our female past. All lectures include slides, actual quilts, or BOTH.

In addition to teaching and lecturing for quilt guilds, shows, and community groups, Julie has spoken at numerous seminars, exhibitions, museums, and universities including:

  • Renwick Gallery, Washington,D.C.
  • Harvard-Radcliffe
  • M.H. deYoung Museum, San Francisco
  • Atlanta Historical Museum
  • Wadsworth Athenaeum
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Popular Lectures

Contact Julie for bookings.

Popular and Fun . . . Let’s put on a show of YOUR antique quilts ~ No Kidding!

Filled with images of Amish life and of some of the best quilts ever made by Amish quilters.

Julie’s own quilts — and her unique ideas of the hows, whys, and wherefores of collecting.

25 years of quilts from this renowned collection, and a look at the company through the eyes of its only quilt curator.

Rich and colorful stories that connect quilts and grandmothers.

Julie discusses the light and more serious sides of quilt making as therapy.

Textiles with Text. Quilts that incorporate the written word.

Fabulous quilts of unique vision and unusual techniques.

Exploring and understanding the fascinating Hawaiian culture through quilts.

In person! Some of the greatest quilts ever made.

Learn and laugh – really laugh – along with Julie and some hilarious quilts.

The real story, told through quilts, of ordinary people across multiple cultures.

More than blankets — quilts commemorate beginnings, endings, passages and celebrations.

Myths, facts, and guesses around some America’s oddest and most expressive quilts.

An entertaining and enlightening look at gender and quilts.