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January 2020 Meeting

Julia Fikse has 25 years of experience in the textile industry as a designer,
garment maker, textile creator, graphic artist, entrepreneur, clothing and accessory manufacturer, and business leader. Julia has a B.S. Degree in Design from the University of California at Davis, with a minor in Textiles and Clothing. She has trained and worked as a trend forecaster, designer, colorist and dye coordinator at Levi Strauss and Co., Gymboree, and Adidas. She has owned and operated her own clothing company for over 14 years.
Julia is an AQS Certified quilt appraiser based in Los Angeles, and currently holds memberships in a variety of quilt-related organizations including American Quilter Society, Modern Quilt
Guild, Valley Modern Quilters, San Fernando Valley Quilter’s Association,
PAAQT and American Quilter’s Society. Her January presentation will be “Quilt Appraisal, Repair & Trunk Show” This one hour interactive, fun, and informative lecture will teach you the
value of appraisals and answer the question, “Should I get my quilt appraised?” Included in this lecture is information about how to care for and repair quilts. Then, enjoy looking at quilts through the ages with Julia’s collection of quilts from 1860 to the present with an interactive discussion about fabric dating, condition and caring for your quilt and the historical significance of quilting past and present.

Come to the January meeting early (6:40). Julia will be doing a bed-turning of some quilts brought in by our members. You can be right there as she analyzes quilts and talks about what an appraiser specifically looks at when she/he evaluates the value of a quilt.
These will not be formal, i.e. paid-for, appraisals. You will be able to ask questions as you and Julia get up-close-and-personal with each quilt. Time is limited, so call Lynn Slosson if you want to bring a quilt for the bed-turning.