Julia D. Zgliniec

Julia ZgliniecQuiltmaker ::Instructor :: Appraiser Certified by the American Quilter's Society

12913 Avenida La Valencia, Poway, California 92064

Telephone (858) 487-5001 E-mail: rzglini1@san.rr.com 



Biographical Information 

A lifelong love of art and handwork has led to a career as a professional quiltmaker, instructor, fabric designer, and appraiser, certified by the American Quilter’s Society. Although I was taught to sew at an early age by my paternal Grandmother, it was not until an adult education class in quiltmaking in 1982 that these loves came together. In 1985, I was persuaded to teach by a San Diego quilt shop owner and I have been teaching ever since. I have also exhibited my work in local and national shows. My work has also appeared in national publications including American Quilter and Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine.  

Professional Affiliations 

American Quilter’s Society Certified Appraiser

American Quilt Study Group

Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles - past President

Back Country Quilter’s

Quilt San Diego - Visions - Charter Board Member - current President 


History Related Lectures and Workshops 

Historic Quilt Styles and Their Influences

Quilts with Reproduction Fabrics

Trunk Show of Antique Quilts and Quilt Sharing 


Textile Dating and Reproduction Fabrics

Introduction To Textile Timeframes

Quilts can be dated by a number of factors. These factors, arranged in a time line, allow a quilt to be placed in a timeframe of most likely construction. Through antique and reproduction fabrics and quilts, these factors are presented. Those in attendance are encouraged to bring quilts for dating. Contemporary “reproduction” fabrics may also be brought for organization in a timeframe notebook. 


Textile Timeframes

Each of these time frames is the focus of a separate class. The period is described and discussed in depth. Reproduction fabrics are used to “mock up” the timeframe and the construction of reproduction quilts is covered.  3 - hours / 20 students 

Timeframe I - 1775 - 1830

The late 18 Th Century to 1830 is characterized by rapid changes in technological developments. Many wonderful early furnishing fabrics found their way into quilts of this period. 

Timeframe II- 1830 - 1860

Roller printing dominates textile production and the block style quilt comes into its own. 

Timeframe III- 1860 - 1880The “Brown Decades” are characterized by war and social change. 

Timeframe IV - 1880 - 1900The late Victorian period had its own special charm and many wonderful fabrics.  These fabrics will be studied in detail. 

Timeframe V- The 20 Th Century

More is written about this period of American quiltmaking than any other timeframe.  Both popular and unfamiliar patterns will be discussed.


E~Mail Julia at rzglini1@san.rr.com.