Time to dig out your quilted heirlooms and head to the Craft in America Center for our own spin on Antiques Roadshow!
Quilt experts, artist Joe Cunningham and curator Julie Silber, will lead an on-the-spot analysis of audience members’ quilts made before 1960. Cunningham and Silber will give as much information about each quilt as can be gleaned including, date, region, pattern name, condition and more. They will also present a selection of antique quilts and a few of Cunningham’s own creations.
Join us and learn more about the treasures in your own home!
Julie Silber is a lecturer, author and curator with more than forty years’ experience collecting and studying quilts. She is the curator of the former Esprit Quilt Collection in San Francisco, and was the guest curator of several major quilt exhibitions including American Quilts: A Handmade Legacy at the Oakland Museum and Amish: The Art of the Quilt, at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Her business, Julie Silber Quilts (formerly The Quilt Complex), specializes in antique quilts: selling, appraising, and writing about them.
Joe Cunningham has been a professional quilt artist since 1980. After a long apprenticeship in traditional quilt history and technique, Cunningham has developed a unique, personal approach to quilt making. His quilts are in corporate, private and museum collections nationwide. The author or co-author of 12 books on the subject, he has been widely seen on television and video, including his appearance on the Peabody Award-winning PBS Documentary series “Craft in America.” Cunningham travels nationally and internationally to lecture on and teach how to make quilts.
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