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Featured Speaker Julie Silber

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Join us for Julie's

Antique Quilt & Road Show Lecture

on Saturday @ 2:00 PM

in the Harvest Building.

Julie Silber is one of the world’s most respected quilt experts. She has been selling antique quilts to museums, businesses, and individuals since 1968. Julie was the curator of the world renowned Esprit Quilt Collection in San Francisco and is the co-author of the critically acclaimed books, Hearts and Hands and Amish: The Art of the Quilt. She has curated two of the most respected quilt exhibitions of modern times — those at The Oakland Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Appraisals by Julie

Julie will be appraising quilts (from antebellum times through the 1960s) on Saturday and Sunday on a limited schedule. If you want more than one quilt appraised, you will need to make a separate appointment for each quilt—preferably on the same day and back-to-back appointments.

​Julie can provide two types of appraisals:

  • Verbal Appraisal (10 minutes) for $40.00

  • Written Appraisal (15 minutes) for $100.00. The written appraisal will be mailed to you within 10 days

  • Payment is due on the day of your appointment

If necessary, a wait-list will be established.

To save time, please fill out this Pre-Appraisal Form and bring bring the form with you to your appointment. Complete one form per quilt.

Featured Artist Susan Else

Susan's wonderous

3D sculptures will be on

display all weekend

Susan treat's cloth not as a flat surface but as a wild flexible skin for three-dimensional objects. Her work has developed in tandem with the art quilt movement, but she is one of the few artists making figurative sculpture in this medium. Her recent work often incorporates sound, light, and motors. Using cloth to create an alternate universe, and the resulting work is full of contradictions: it is whimsical, edgy, mundane, surreal, and engaging, all at once. Each piece tells a story, but the narrative is always open to interpretation. The power and beauty of the patterned cloth surface play off the form and content of the work, and the result is a dynamic seesaw of meanings and possibilities.

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