May Program

Our Guest speaker for May was Julie Silber.   Julie is an appraiser with over 35 years of experience. She was a quilt collector, dealer, shop owner, and author.  Julie was the curator of the world renowned Esprit Quilt Collection in San Francisco.  She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed books, Hearts and Hands” and “Amish: The Art of the Quilt. “

Do you have a quilt made before 1960 that you wish you knew more about?   Ever wondered if it’s worth anything?

Internationally known quilt appraiser Julie Silber presented a lecture and trunk show of historic quilts. Her trunk show  presented several quilts from her personal collection of “Rare & Historic Quilts.”   and were all dated prior to 1960.  


Enjoy our slide show to see what you missed from this historic collection.





SSQ  offered  a workshop on May 10 at the Clarion Hotel with Julie Silber as the featured presenter.  Those participating in this workshop had the opportunity to bring a few pre-1960 quilts to the workshop, and learned about fabric and quilt dating, and received a verbal appraisal from Julie.