Who is Julia McCleod?
Julia McLeod was born and raised in England. Graduating with a degree in textile design, she pursued a career in the woolen and worsted mills of Northern England and Scotland.
From there she moved to design for a luxury menswear textile merchant on London's Savile Row, the heart of London's tailoring industry. Still in the menswear industry, Julia made the move to New York City in the early 90's and for most of the years since then, has called the USA her home.
Julia first encountered American quilts while visiting the Amish communities of Pennsylvania. Some of the first quilts she made were for her young children. Many years and many quilts later, Julia's interest is now focused on making quilts with silk and rescued materials. She specializes in sourcing fabrics from neckties, clothing and furnishing fabrics. She loves to salvage vintage quilt blocks and textiles and make them the starting point of a beautiful quilt.
Julia is available to bring programming to quilt guilds, shows, retreats and even cruises! Her lectures are entertaining and informative.