May Program



Our Guest speaker for May will be 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. “

Her trunk show  is entitled “Rare & Historic Quilts.”  Please note that a $10 guest fee for non-members will apply.


















Do you have a quilt made before 1960 that you’d like to learn more about? After Julie’s trunk show of historic quilts at the meeting, the workshop will be on students’ quilts…dating fabrics and learning why one quilt is worth more than another of the same pattern. You will receive a verbal appraisal, and learn why you may not need a written appraisal.

The cost of the “Dating Old Quilts” workshop at the Clarion Hotel on May 10 is $52.00 for SSQ members and $62.00 for non-members. Lunch is included and reservations are required. 

Julie will also lecture at Colorado West Quilters Guild’s 7 pm meeting on May 9 at the First Christian Church, 1326 N. First Street, Grand Junction. The evening topic will be “Keeping’ ‘Em in Stitches: America’s Funniest Quilts.”